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AB de Villiers set to become T20 me...

Fans of South Africa were left in shock when AB de Villiers announced his international retirement i...

What if Dale Steyn had remained fit?

This week Dale Steyn will become South Africa’s leading Test match wicket taker when he overhauls Shaun Pollock’s record (wit...

The rights or wrongs surrounding AB de Villiers’ reappearance for South Africa in Test cricket after an 18-month sabbatical h... AB de Villiers shows a touch of genius

Ben Stokes the batsman comes of age

Ben Stokes’s promotion to the vice captaincy may have come as a surprise to some, given his sometimes volatile temperament and a competitive streak that often led to confrontation. All part of the ma...

Faf du Plessis returns to lead by example

There are many things that Joe Root and the rest of his England teammates will consider over the next few days; how to apply themselves better, how they are going to take 20 wickets in a game and mor...

What’s up with AB de Villiers?

It’s usually a sorry sight to see a great of his era readying himself to depart the game. There’s usually an announcement, following a period of speculation, that the end is nigh and the ...

Champions trophy players to watch

We take a quick look at the players to keep an eye out for at the Champions Trophy. They are not necessarily star names, or guaranteed starters in some cases, but they could have a major impact at th...

Test cricket needs Dale Steyn

The sad news that Dale Steyn will not be part of the South African touring party for their Test and ODI series in England emerged this week and yet it has hardly earned a column inch. With focus seem...

The un-English Englishmen – another perspective

The subject of non-Englishmen playing for England has been enlivened once more by Keaton Jennings making his Test debut for England in Mumbai. Jennings joins a long line of non-English players to pla...

Playing for England – how English must one be?

Keaton Jennings created a slice of Test history in Mumbai, becoming the first man to score a century in his first Test innings and a golden duck in his second. This, normally, would be the sole talki...