There is no cricket reason for George Linde’s omission. His treatment is an indictment of the selectors’ competency, writes RYAN VREDE.
Former newspaper editor and author Gasant Abarder sat down with Dale Steyn just minutes before he officially announced his retirement from all formats of the game – where he spoke candidly about ‘white-line fever’, why his generation of players embodied Protea Fire and the future of cricket.
Mark Boucher’s tenure as head coach of the Proteas must end in the wake of him lying about racially offensive behaviour, failing to lead decisively on issues of race and Enoch Nkwe’s resignation for being undermined, writes RYAN VREDE.
Ashwell Prince’s gut-wrenching testimony at the Cricket for Social Justice and Nation Building hearings raised complex issues that left one feeling helpless, but rolling over is not an option, writes RYAN VREDE.
Ben Stokes’ mental-health-induced withdrawal from the England squad underlines that we are living in a time in the sport where the greatest threat to players doesn’t come from anything they can counter with skill, writes RYAN VREDE.
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.
Quinton de Kock’s sensational return to form has reaffirmed his unequivocal value as the most important member of the Proteas squad for the T20 World Cup, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Faf du Plessis will miss his side’s opening three games of The Hundred because of the lingering effects of concussion.
A lack of depth in critical positions, as well as the scarcity of X factor, threatens to undermine the Proteas’ T20 World Cup challenge, writes RYAN VREDE.
Sri Lanka’s South African coach Mickey Arthur was seen sharing heated words with skipper Dasun Shanaka and gesturing at the captain on the field after the game they lost by three wickets against India.
Iconic former Proteas batsman Hashim Amla has been lauded for a remarkable innings, finishing unbeaten on 37 off 278 balls in order to secure a draw for county side Surrey.
While Keshav Maharaj understandably grabbed the headlines in the second Test against the West Indies, there was a lot to like about the fitness and form of Lungi Ngidi, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
West Indies’ vulnerable batting was again exploited by South Africa with the home side routed for 149 in reply to the Proteas’ first innings total of 298 at stumps on the second day of the second Test on Saturday.
As the Proteas head into the first Test against the West Indies, CRAIG LEWIS picks three things that would be good to see as Mark Boucher’s charges look to turn around their red-ball fortunes.
The cricket wasn’t always that riveting during the first Test between New Zealand and England, but this moment brought smiles to the faces of those watching on.