For an India pace attack to be at the heart of beating England at Lords spoke volumes of their rise in Test cricket. India’s fearless investment in them has reaped massive reward, writes RYAN VREDE.
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.
In the battle of the batters in what is currently cricket’s most compelling series, Joe Root has cast a shadow on the struggling Virat Kohli, who desperately needs to arrest his mediocrity, 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.
Stories like the one Paul Adams shared about allegedly being called a “brown sh**” by current Proteas head coach Mark Boucher and other teammates is exactly what the Social Justice and Nation Building (SJN) hearings should be about, writes RYAN VREDE.
Janneman Malan is making consistent statements about his international white-ball competency that demands he be considered in the game’s shortest format. However, with six matches before the World Cup, when and where do you fit him in, asks RYAN VREDE.
Cricket for Social Justice and Nation-building (SJN) hearings were meant to be a platform for those testifying to expose deep inequalities in cricket. There’s been painfully little of that, and more subjective fluff that is derailing what was a noble and necessary process, writes RYAN VREDE.
Losing to Ireland is unacceptable and embarrassing and the nature of the defeat suggests this Proteas ODI side has an uncertain future, writes RYAN VREDE.
Keshav Maharaj hasn’t played a T20I game for the Proteas, but he could be the missing piece in the bowling puzzle for the World Cup, writes RYAN VREDE.
With six matches to go before the T20 World Cup starts in the UAE, the Proteas are still searching for pieces to the event puzzle and having to confront the tough selection dilemmas, writes RYAN VREDE.
RYAN VREDE rates the Proteas players on the strength of their performances against the West Indies.
There was lots to like about the Proteas’ bowling performance in the West Indies series, but plenty to be concerned about batting-wise, particularly an impotent middle order, writes RYAN VREDE.
The gulf between the potency and contributions of the Proteas bowlers and batsmen is widening by the game. With eight matches to go before the T20 World Cup, they urgently need to solve their skills, application and balance problems, writes RYAN VREDE.
It was a weekend of worry and a little hope but the overwhelming sense is that, with just nine T20I matches to go before the World Cup, the Proteas are in trouble, writes RYAN VREDE.