The World Cup narrative will focus on the Proteas choking but there’s another ‘C’ word that could be far more significant, writes Ryan Vrede.
South Africa, perennial under-achievers in ICC events, will go into the T20 World Cup unburdened by high expectations.
In the absence of Faf du Plessis, Aiden Markram’s form will be absolutely crucial to the Proteas at the T20 World Cup, writes RYAN VREDE.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) have announced Castore as its official apparel partner for the next three years.
The CSA Provincial T20 Knock Out has exposed glaring deficiencies across the board in our cricket, most notably in our batting. It is going to cost the Proteas dearly in the years ahead. An intervention is urgently needed and it starts with Graeme Smith, writes RYAN VREDE.
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.
England, Australia, India and, most recently, New Zealand have reiterated that they are the game’s controlling quartet. The International Cricket Council is powerless to curb their behaviour, the most recent examples of which robbed Pakistan of life-giving tours, writes RYAN VREDE.
It only took a chance opportunity for Keshav Maharaj to push his name to the forefront of the candidates to succeed Dean Elgar as Test skipper, writes RYAN VREDE.
Proteas batsman Quinton de Kock has risen four places to reach a career-high spot in the ICC Men’s T20 Batting Rankings.
Proteas coach Mark Boucher believes the IPL experience for several South African players in the UAE will serve the team well ahead of the T20 World Cup.
The appointment of ex-Proteas players to key international coaching positions despite most having a complete lack of experience is perplexing and potentially damaging for the game. It’s time we start giving elite coaching the respect and attention it deserves, writes RYAN VREDE.
The Proteas thrashed Sri Lanka by 10 wickets on Tuesday to claim a 3-0 series win.
Spinners Tabraiz Shamsi and Aiden Markram set up a crushing nine-wicket win for South Africa in the second T20I against Sri Lanka on Sunday to clinch the series.
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.