Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje and Tabraiz Shamsi are the foil to a misfiring batting lineup. They will be the foundation upon which any strong World Cup challenge is built, writes RYAN VREDE.
Former Proteas speedster Vernon Philander has been put in charge of Pakistan’s bowling for the T20 World Cup.
Maheesh Theekshana has been included in Sri Lanka’s 15-man squad for next month’s Twenty20 World Cup.
The T20 World Cup has come a year and a coach too soon for the Proteas, writes RYAN VREDE.
There is no cricket reason for George Linde’s omission. His treatment is an indictment of the selectors’ competency, writes RYAN VREDE.
Australia Test captain Tim Paine believes teams could withdraw from next month’s T20 World Cup or boycott playing Afghanistan over the Taliban’s reported ban on women participating in sport.
Experienced fast bowler Ravi Rampaul earned a recall while Roston Chase received his first T20 call-up as the West Indies named a 15-man squad for the defence of their World Cup title.
Selection convener Victor Mptisang and director of cricket Graeme Smith have explained the omission of Faf du Plessis, Chris Morris and Imran Tahir from the Proteas’ T20 World Cup squad.
All of the Bangladesh players who completed a series win over New Zealand on Wednesday have been named in their squad for next month’s T20 World Cup.
Ryan Vrede believes Dwaine Pretorius is the most valuable player in a T20 World Cup context for the Proteas.
The Proteas selectors appear to have retired Faf du Plessis from international cricket by omitting him from the last series before the T20 World Cup. They may live to regret that decision, writes RYAN VREDE.
The Proteas selectors seem to have moved on from Imran Tahir. However, after his heroics in The Hundred he has re-entered a World Cup squad conversation with him controlling his international future, writes RYAN VREDE.
The Proteas could play up to four spinners at the T20 World Cup in a bold move that would shock the cricket world.
Tabraiz Shamsi’s ascent in T20I cricket is testimony to the value of an apprenticeship, dedication to his craft and an unrelenting belief in his gift. He goes to the T20 World Cup as one of the format’s match-defining forces, writes RYAN VREDE.
With just three matches to go before the T20 World Cup begins, RYAN VREDE looks at the composition of the final squad as matters stand.