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 ...

Why England WON’T win the Champions Trophy

We’ve heard why England WILL win the Champions Trophy. In the interest of balance, Andy Hunter argues why they WON’T. There is no doubt that English One Day International cricket has impr...

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...