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 to any Asian side. It was their first home series defeat to anyone who isn...

AB de Villiers set to become T20 mercenary

Fans of South Africa were left in shock when AB de Villiers announced his international retirement in May 2018 after indicating only months before that he was focused on winning the 2019 World Cup wi...

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 (with whom he is currently level at the time of writing) of 421 wickets. It is...

AB de Villiers shows a touch of genius

The rights or wrongs surrounding AB de Villiers’ reappearance for South Africa in Test cricket after an 18-month sabbatical have been all but been forgotten following his magnificent 126* at Port Eli...

When will the ICC take a firmer stance?

The fallout from the first Test in Durban between South Africa and Australia has dominated the headlines for the last few days. Sadly, the confrontation between Quentin de Kock and David Warner has b...

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...