Tests, T20Is and ODIs on this week’s menu

Tests, T20Is and ODIs on this week’s menu

There’s a real A-Z of cricket action happening this week, quite literally with Afghanistan currently playing a Test versus Zimbabwe, although for South African fans you’ll still have to wait another couple of days. Afghanistan are real minnows on the scene and even...
Klaasen leads SA into T20 battle

Klaasen leads SA into T20 battle

The revolving door at South Africa’s team hotel in Pakistan has been working overtime as the Test squad packed their bags to be replaced by the shorter format players who go into their first game in Lahore on Thursday. George Linde is the only member of the side which...
Bowling first has paid off in Rawalpindi

Bowling first has paid off in Rawalpindi

South Africa’s cricketers will have been dusting themselves off after a chastening First Test defeat, by 7 wickets, to Pakistan and head into the Second Test starting on Thursday (7am SA time) written off in most circles. Such was the manner of the loss in Lahore that...
War of attrition awaits Proteas

War of attrition awaits Proteas

Mark Boucher is back with his team, this time as coach, 14 years after helping South Africa beat Pakistan 1-0 in a two-match Test series. This time though the Proteas are sure to find the going tougher against hosts who were forced to spend over a decade playing their...
Australia’s integrity under scrutiny

Australia’s integrity under scrutiny

Australia can’t wait for the fourth and final Test against India to get under way in Brisbane tomorrow (1am start SA time). With the series on a 1-all knife-edge after three matches going into the decider, the hosts look like the stronger side on paper given Hanuma...
Toss will be crucial to result in Galle

Toss will be crucial to result in Galle

Don’t expect the Sri Lankan team that was hammered in both Tests in South Africa over Boxing Day and New Year’s to be the same pushovers when they walk out to take on England in their first Test starting Thursday. They will be a lot stronger and menacing at home than...