Aiden Markram’s declaration that the Proteas want to play a certain ‘brand’ of cricket is concerning because the team has a history of wanting to be something it cannot, writes RYAN VREDE.
Virat Kohli highlighted one of cricket’s greatest threats when he called for players to be consulted on scheduling during the pandemic. Bubble life has the potential to break cricketers and end careers, writes RYAN VREDE.
Ravi Ashwin’s century in Chennai was a joy to watch, but leaves one wondering how the Proteas still haven’t found an Ashwin of their own. In Kagiso Rabada, they have one with the potential to be just that, writes SA Cricket magazine editor RYAN VREDE.
SA Cricket magazine editor RYAN VREDE rates the Proteas out of 10 for their performances in the T20I series against Pakistan.
It’s too late to legislate the disbandment of the ‘Big Three’ comprising India, Australia and England. They’ve stolen cricket. The game’s last hope is that the people who care make their voices heard and their presence felt, writes SA Cricket magazine editor RYAN VREDE.
Cricket South Africa has written to the International Cricket Council concerning financial compensation for less wealthy nations when scheduled tours don’t go ahead, and how postponed or cancelled tours compromise the integrity of the World Test Championship.
SA Cricket magazine editor RYAN VREDE rates the Proteas players out of 10 in the series defeat by Pakistan.
South Africa lost seven wickets for 33 runs to collapse in the most disgraceful fashion, handing Pakistan a series victory in Rawalpindi.
Pakistan finished the third day’s play in Rawalpindi 200 runs ahead with four wickets in hand, after yet another spineless batting performance from the Proteas.
The heavens opened and halted play for a day during which Pakistan recovered from 22-3 to take control of the first Test in Rawalpindi against South Africa.
Cricket Australia claims it offered to host the three-Test series against South Africa but that offer was rejected.
Cricket Australia’s decision to cancel their tour of South Africa despite unprecedented protocols being met and a proven record of South Africa being able to establish an effective bio-secure environment, showcases once more that the immense power Australia, England and India have needs to be broken.
Kagiso Rabada’s rise illustrates what is possible when a gifted, young black player enjoys the same opportunities as gifted white ones, writes SA Cricket magazine editor RYAN VREDE.
Aiden Markram scored 74, anchoring the innings as the Proteas wiped out a 158-run deficit, but the tourists lost three late wickets to leave them 29 runs ahead with just six wickets in hand.
Pakistan added runs quickly in the morning session to get 158 ahead and put the Proteas under immense pressure.