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When great Test teams are spoken of, Pakistan isn’t often mentioned. Yet, in the last four years, they have made an adopted home a fortress, something not many teams will do. Their 2-0 series win over Australia has seen them surge to number three in the Test rankings and it’s about time they got more credit. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
South Africa finished their tour of New Zealand with a 2-0 win after the third and final ODI was rained off. The Proteas’ top order is as settled as they’ll ever be, but the lower order still raises some questions and there is little time to fiddle before the World Cup rolls around. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
As it stands, South Africa will not be playing last-minute host to the 2014 Africa Cup of Nations. While hosting a tournament like this can be profitable, it’s not feasible for South Africa this time around. They’ve said no to being the big brother and for once, SAFA have made the right decision. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
Cricket South Africa once again faces a few uncertain weeks over their summer schedule. This time, the West Indies players, their board and their players’ association are all locked in a bitter pay dispute which has seen the men from the Caribbean abruptly end their tour to India. They are due to tour South Africa in December, but if the stand-off continues, that tour will be under threat. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
As fears of Ebola spreading continue to rage on, the Confederation of African Football (CAF), faces one of its biggest decisions ever. Morocco is close to withdrawing as host country, and while there are a few countries on standby, whether the tournament will actually go ahead as planned is a whole different story. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.