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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

World T20 2014 semi-final preview and prediction

And then there were four. The 2014 World T20 has kicked up a few surprises so far and there may yet be one more in store. The semi-finals have pitted subcontinent against non-subcontinent in both fix...

World T20 2014 – ones to watch

With the first phase of the tournament almost complete, the 2014 World T20 starts in earnest tomorrow when it moves onto the second group stage and introduces the top eight. Bangladesh join them, Ire...

World T20 2014 preview and predictions

It’s back for the fifth time. The World T20 2014 will be defended by the West Indies and hosted by Bangladesh. It’s a slightly bigger tournament this time out, and slightly longer as a result. Mercif...

Saboteur of style with lasting legacy

It began and ended with three at Newlands. Almost exactly 12 years ago, Graeme Smith made his Test debut in Cape Town against Australia. His nine ball innings, ended by Glenn McGrath on three, offere...

Test cricket remains the heart of cricket

The world’s attention will soon revert to the razzmatazz of T20 cricket with the World T20 and IPL imminent, but Test cricket continues to show why it is the most revered format of the game and why i...

Unstoppable Australia!

Hands up if you thought Australia had an easy time against a poorly organised England side and that South Africa would put them back their place… This hand is raised. Not only are Michael Clark...