Of all the new faces involved when it comes to 2020 after the annus horribilis that was South African cricket in 2019 the most important is going to be Jacques Kallis..
Just like Herschelle Gibbs was awarded citizenship of St Kitts and Nevis for his 2007 World Cup heroics, Faf du Plessis could be given the freedom of Chennai following his hundred against Australia which had significant consequences for India, writes GARY LEMKE.
Thankfully, South African cricket fans don’t have to go full into full meltdown mode and burn their Proteas shirts in public because while victory over Sri Lanka was a matter of too little too late, it at least lifted some of the gloom around a poor World Cup campaign, writes GARY LEMKE.
Yet again South Africa were unable to get across the finishing line in a World Cup match when there was every chance of them being able to do so, writes GARY LEMKE.
Take the win and leave town was the plan and South Africa did what was needed, picking up their first win of the World Cup, by nine wickets against Afghanistan in Cardiff, writes GARY LEMKE.
Given that the game was a ‘must-win’ following three straight defeats, one assumes that the South African selectors picked their strongest available squad to take on the West Indies, writes GARY LEMKE.
Three of South Africa’s big guns will need to be in peak form to win the trophy for the first time.
The unfortunate South African players who were left out of each World Cup squad.
Cricket South Africa will announce their World Cup squad on 18 April 2019.
Despite soft dismissals, Quinton de Kock’s 21st fifty and clinical bowling from the Proteas saw them seal a six-wicket win in the fourth ODI against Sri Lanka at St George’s Park. KHALID MOHIDIN reports.
Temba Bavuma’s 53 and Quinton de Kock’s 45 helped the Proteas take a 42-run lead, after being bowled out for 223 by lunch on day two of the Centurion Boxing Day Test.
Duanne Olivier completed a career-best 6-37 as Pakistan were skittled for 181 by tea on day one of the Boxing Day Test at Centurion.
The Proteas lost the toss and will bowl first in the Boxing Day Test against Pakistan at Centurion.
The Proteas are aiming for a winning start in their first Test series against Pakistan since 2013, writes KHALID MOHIDIN.
Faf du Plessis chats about the ODI series win Down Under, a ‘tame’ Australia and the Mzansi Super League.