Ahead of Tuesday’s significant opening Test match between Pakistan and the Proteas in Karachi, ANDRE HUISAMEN unpacks the South Africans’ record against Pakistan in the longer format.
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.
Ahead of Tuesday’s much-anticipated first Test match between Pakistan and the Proteas, the SA Cricket magazine writers pick their respective starting XIs for the clash.
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.
Heinrich Klaasen will captain a second-string Proteas squad, featuring five uncapped players, for the upcoming three-match T20I series in Pakistan.
Quinton de Kock says the Proteas’ concerns over their safety in Pakistan have eased after seeing the level of security on offer.
Great players rarely make great coaches in any sport. Jacques Kallis has an opportunity to prove his worth and should be given the space to do so, writes SA Cricket magazine editor RYAN VREDE.
Shan Masood, Haris Sohail and Mohammad Abbas have all been dropped from the Pakistan squad for the Test series against South Africa.
Dolphins seamer Ottniel Baartman has been ruled out of the Proteas Test squad to tour Pakistan and replaced by the Warriors’ Marco Jansen.
Proteas head coach Mark Boucher is hopeful Jacques Kallis can rejoin the Proteas management team in future after taking up the role of England batting consultant.
Former Proteas batting consultant Jaques Kallis incorrectly claims ‘rules’ prohibited him from being involved in any coaching capacity in South Africa.
Steve Smith has replaced Virat Kohli at No 2 in the Test batting rankings, while elsewhere South Africans don’t feature prominently.
Uncapped duo Daryn Dupavillon and Ottneil Baartman have been named in a 21-man Proteas Test squad for the upcoming tour of Pakistan.