Cricket’s biggest T20 tournament kicked off with its usual glitz and entertainment on the field, but it did so under a dark cloud. Once upon a time the cricket on offer could be separated from things like scheduling conflict and crassness, but it is becoming increasingly difficult to do so. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
With the South African women’s cricket team performing beyond expectations and the SA Women’s Seven Team continuing to dominate, there is no better time to be a female athlete in the country. Yes, women’s sport very much lags behind, but growth is certainly not stagnating either. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
South Africa’s Sport Ministry on Monday dropped a quota bombshell which had many up in arms. The shallow words looks like nothing more than a little bit of electioneering, but the proposed systems are also unconstitutional and will do nothing more than stall the progression they pretend to encourage. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
The Proteas returned home to South Africa after exiting the World T20 in the semi-finals, but this time it was different. Coach Russell Domingo and skipper Faf du Plessis were made to justify tactics rather than an inexplicable loss of brain function. It’s an improvement, but the sense of what-if remains strong. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
West Indies marched into the semi-finals of the ICC World T20 thanks to magic from Darren Sammy. This was helped by Dwayne Bravo, Samuel Badree and Sunil Narine as the Windies skittled Pakistan out for 82 after posting 166. The current team might not have the swagger of the old days, but in the T20 format, they make up for it all with the silent charisma Sammy radiates. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
South Africa has done the double at the ICC World T20, with the women’s team also booking their spot in the semi-finals after beating New Zealand. It’s a remarkable achievement for a group of girls who, a year ago, were still having to find jobs while playing cricket – something some of them still do. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
South Africa’s Mr. Razmatazz has promised serious action following the release of an interim transformation report on sport in South Africa. While most sporting bodies still have a long way to go, the struggles with facilities at grassroots level was the most shocking of the whole thing. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
Dale Steyn produced one of the finest spells of fast bowling ever seen in T20, helping South Africa edge a nail-biting two-run win over New Zealand on Monday. JP Duminy propelled South Africa to an acceptable score earlier, but overall there are still quite a few questions hovering over the team. ANTOINETTE MULLER picks five talking points from South Africa’s second World T20 match.
Five games have been completed in the Super Tens stage of the ICC World T20. There were quite a few familiar sights over the weekend, ranging from Stuart Broad getting himself into trouble and South Africa stuffing up a chase under the pressure. ANTOINETTE MULLER picks five talking points from the weekend.
T20 offers the ideal opportunity for “the little guy” to challenge the big dog, and sometimes come out on top. The World T20 will begin next week and while it is a global event in name, a number of smaller teams are still being made to qualify for the main event - after already qualifying. Yes, we’re confused too. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
South Africa won’t name their new Test captain until after the World T20 beginning in Bangladesh next week. But that doesn’t stop us from taking a look at some of the potential candidates in the running for the gig. ANTOINETTE MULLER runs the rule over those who are possibly in line to don the armband.