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Proteas need the Silent Warrior to ...

Since 2008, the Proteas have been able to call on Hashim Amla time and time again during their hour ...

South Africa shoot themselves in the foot

South Africa suffered their first ever home Test series defeat to Sri Lanka this week. It was their first home series defeat ...

Fans of South Africa were left in shock when AB de Villiers announced his international retirement in May 2018 after indicati... AB de Villiers set to become T20 mercenary

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...

World T20 Super 10 preview and prediction

With the qualifying round having ended under a cloud, both literally and metaphorically, the 2016 ICC World T20 rolls onto the Super 10 stage and the introduction of the heavy hitters. That the assoc...

World T20 2016 – five batsmen to watch

The 2016 World T20 features perhaps the most exciting array of attacking batting talent the game has known. Manish Tewani picks out his ones to watch, the batsman the bowlers will least like to bowl ...

England in South Africa 2015/16 preview

This is the final assessment in England’s marathon, 17-Test 12 months. Such is the lopsided importance placed upon beating Australia that it will, largely, be looked back on as a success, even if tha...

The joy of the fifth day

In this age of seemingly accelerated living underpinned by an ability to do almost anything, anywhere, instantaneously, it is with some joy that Test cricket sticks two fingers up to the ways of mode...