Australian cricketer David Warner admitted to ball-tampering during the 2017-18 Ashes series, according to former England captain Alastair Cook.
The Proteas have endured a taxing year – on and off the field.
For all the other ifs and buts weathered during the closing throes of Sunday’s tense World Cup final between England and New Zealand at Lord’s, midwicket fielder Trent Boult’s mishap on the boundary can’t be overlooked.
India’s shambolic top-order performance in Wednesday’s World Cup semi-final against New Zealand could have been substantially stronger, had captain Virat Kohli survived a veritable close shave.
Pakistan avoided a World Cup-ending defeat to Afghanistan but not after coming within a whisker of defeat as they needed 6 from 6 balls to win the match with only 3 wickets remaining. A close shave indeed …
A close shave if ever there was one as Carlos Brathwaite goes to a century and then comes inches away from a match-winning six against New Zealand.
Kane Williamson survived a close shave as Kagiso Rabada and David Miller combined with a calamitous error to miss a vital run-out.
A review that wasn’t. A nick that actually was. New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson survived a close shave to go on and help the Black Caps to a vital win over the Proteas.
Batsman Chris Gayle and fast bowler were involved in a close shave during Thursday’s World Cup fixture between Australia and the West Indies at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
New Zealand successfully weathered a close shave – and avoided becoming Bangladesh’s second victim at the ongoing World Cup on Wednesday.
Jacques Kallis, widely recognised as South Africa’s greatest all-rounder, turned 41 on 16 Oct.
Justin Kemp’s ODI century against India in 2006 will go down as his finest moment in national colours.
Late, former South African captain Hansie Cronje, who would have turned 47 today, is our Legend of the Week, brought to you by Aquavita.
As the Proteas prepare for their one-off ODI against Ireland, we take a look at some of the great underdog stories, which often involves the Irish.
Richard Snell, who turns 48 today, ripped apart Australia in the World Series final in 1994.