South African opening batsman Aiden Markram has been declared fit for this week’s third and final Test against Pakistan at the Wanderers in Johannesburg.
The three-Test series will conclude at the Wanderers in Johannesburg, where South Africa will be depleted by the absence of captain Faf du Plessis. JONHENRY WILSON reports.
One of Zubayr Hamza or Pieter Malan will become the 100th Proteas Test cricketer since 1991 in this week’s series finale against Pakistan at the Wanderers in Johannesburg, writes JONHENRY WILSON.
National selection panel convener Linda Zondi hardly misses an opportunity to reiterate Cricket South Africa’s so-called ‘Vision 2019’, but could be accused of parading excuse as reason, writes JONHENRY WILSON.
Lions batsman Rassie van der Dussen is the only uncapped player in the Proteas’ 14-man ODI squad for the first two ODIs against Pakistan.
South Africa head to the Wanderers for the final Test of the three-match series against Pakistan with an unassailable 2-0 lead. ANITHA MADIKIZELA looks at the stats ahead of the encounter.
The uncapped Zubayr Hamza isn’t guaranteed a berth in South Africa’s XI for this week’s third and final Test against Pakistan at the Wanderers in Johannesburg, but is prepared if afforded the chance.
Central Gauteng Lions chief executive officer Greg Fredericks is ‘very happy with the preparation’ of the pitch for this week’s third and final Test between South Africa and Pakistan at the Wanderers in Johannesburg.
Dean Elgar will captain the Proteas in the final Test against Pakistan at the Wanderers, while Pieter Malan will be on standby as an Aiden Markram replacement.
Proteas all-rounder Wiaan Mulder has returned from the ankle injury that sidelined him from competitive cricket for three months.
Bookmaker Sanjeev Chawla, who was implicated in a match-fixing scandal that also involved former South African captain Hansie Cronje, will likely be extradited to India this year.
Ottis Gibson says that until the ICC asks for standardised pitches around the world, he expects home tracks to continue to favour the Proteas, writes KHALID MOHIDIN from Newlands.
The Proteas require a stand-in skipper for this week’s third and final Test against Pakistan at the Wanderers in Johannesburg, after full-time captain Faf du Plessis was suspended due to a slow over rate in the second match at Newlands in Cape Town. JONHENRY WILSON looks at the options – some more plausible than others.
Faf du Plessis has insisted that he and Proteas coach Ottis Gibson have never asked for ‘ridiculous’ home pitches to be prepared, writes KHALID MOHIDIN.
Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis has highlighted the influence of the T20 format on the drastic reduction of playing days in Test cricket, writes KHALID MOHIDIN at Newlands.