The past two years have been very eventful ones in South African cricket. There’s been changing captains, revolving openers and the big issues of Kolpaks and transformation targets. They begin the new home season with a series against Bangladesh, featuring a new coach in Ottis Gibson and a new ODI skipper to lead them towards … More Kevin’s South African Preview
In their last five Test matches Australia’s batting has been nothing less than atrocious. They’ve struggled to cope with swing, bounce, spin and just about any other variation a bowling side can use via the conditions and pitch. The loss to Sri Lanka was tolerable considering the quick adjustment to conditions and the squads inexperience … More What could change before Adelaide?
Dan McGrath didn’t like the other series previews. So he wrote one himself.
South Africa are about to take on England, and in the last of MTW’s World T20 previews, Kevin provides a guide to the Proteas.
Mind the Windows writer Kevin Wright looks at the remarkable come-from-behind victory South Africa managed in the recent five-match ODI series against England. Kevin has rated each of South Africa’s players out of ten – so how do de Villiers and Amla compare? Where does Chris Morris sit after his astounding knock? Is Farhaan Behardien … More Series Review: SOUTH AFRICA vs England
I contemplated writing this article when Jacques Kallis retired. I contemplated writing it again before the 2015 World Cup, and I contemplated writing it after South Africa were knocked out of the tournament by the heroic, leather-faced piece of luggage that is Grant Elliott. Now, in the midst of a meaningless ODI series against England … More Connecting the Dots: South Africa’s ODI Balance Issues
November 16, 2012 Nick Compton sits in the English dressing room, deep in the bowels of Sardar Patel Stadium. Strapping on his pads, preparing his gloves. He is about to realise his dream, though undoubtedly it does not quite match up with the way he envisioned it as a child. With Alastair Cook by his … More The Rise and Fall of Nick Compton: Becoming an Underdog (Part 1)
Clive Edward Butler RICE (23 July 1949 – 28 July 2015) was the face of South Africa’s re-entry to international cricket. Tragically, he was the first face of a board with whom he could never reconcile. Rice never truly accepted the actions of the ‘post-isolation’ South African board, grounded as they were in ideas of … More Obituary: Clive Rice
[some Bangladesh content from Devon Mace] Bangladesh are on a high: After an excellent World Cup, they beat Pakistan 3-0 and India 2-1. Some South Africa fans are a little worried, because despite them improving significantly, losing to Bangladesh is still a big deal. Generally, as a cricket fan, I am really happy to see … More Series Preview: South Africa tour of Bangladesh 2015
David Wiese: South Africa’s answer to Zadran While Dale Steyn has already controversially expressed a lack of interest in the upcoming ODI series against Bangladesh, South African fans are just grateful we get to see us finally play some cricket. While Australia, England and India get to play four or five Tests per series, South … More South Africa’s ODI team: time for progression