Faf du Plessis says the Proteas batters need a multi-dimensional skill set to negotiate the threat posed by Pakistan’s spinners.
With the series against Australia all but confirmed, there are lessons to be learned for the Proteas from India’s bowling strategies against Steve Smith and co, writes SA Cricket magazine editor RYAN VREDE.
Former Proteas batting consultant Jaques Kallis incorrectly claims ‘rules’ prohibited him from being involved in any coaching capacity in South Africa.
The Proteas made light work of an injury-hit Sri Lanka on day four, easing to an innings and 45-run victory.
Dhananjaya de Silva has sustained a thigh injury that has forced him out of the Test and tour.
This year’s edition of the Indian Premier League is meant to start this week, but probably won’t. The 2009 IPL was hosted in South Africa. What happened then…?
The Australian cricket team concluded their preparation for the first T20I against South Africa with a training session at the Wanderers on Wednesday.
England will play their first ODI since winning the Cricket World Cup in July last year when they face a new-look Proteas outfit at Newlands on Tuesday.
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.