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.
Matthew Wade has been dropped from Australia’s Test squad for the series against South Africa, while Travis Head earns another crack.
Decisive action is needed to arrest Quinton de Kock’s slump. Either he must be freed of the captaincy immediately, or he must be dropped, argues SA Cricket magazine editor RYAN VREDE.
Inexplicable decisions caused a Proteas slump to 220 all out on the first day of the Test against Pakistan in Karachi, only for their bowlers to excel and put them in charge.
The Proteas lost two wickets in the morning session but Dean Elgar and Faf du Plessis set the innings on course once more.
Proteas head coach Mark Boucher says the wicket in Karachi is likely to spin far more than it has historically, explaining that reverse swing may not be a factor.
SA Cricket magazine editor RYAN VREDE looks at five key issues facing the Proteas as they prepare to battle Pakistan in a two-Test series.
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.