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Cricket World Cup confirms dominanc...

We are just over halfway through the 2019 Cricket World Cup and if results go the way most bookies w...

Proteas need the Silent Warrior to go to war in England

Since 2008, the Proteas have been able to call on Hashim Amla time and time again during their hour of need. Indeed, it was t...

South Africa suffered their first ever home Test series defeat to Sri Lanka this week. It was their first home series defeat ... South Africa shoot themselves in the foot

Philander can end Steve Smith’s supremacy

As Verbal Kent’s character in the critically acclaimed film The Usual Suspects said, “the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.” Steve Smith, Australia’s capt...

Philander the saviour of South African cricket

There was an immense amount of scepticism after Gary Kirsten had called Vernon Philander into the South African team to face Australia back in 2011 for the first Test. It was an unexpected selection ...

South Africa in England 2017 review

Better late than never, Miles Reucroft and Andy Hunter, regular contributors to this here blog, sat down and had a chinwag about South Africa’s series with England. What is the point of a blog,...

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...