- Ant Sims
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.
South Africa will need to mount one of the greatest escapes in Test match history in order to stave off defeat in the third and final Test at Newlands. The hosts were 71-4 at stumps with a target of 511 most likely out of reach and an attempt at drawing far more reasonable. ANTOINETTE MULLER picks out five talking points from day four.
South Africa’s misery in the third Test against Australia continued at Newlands on Tuesday with the hosts being bowled out for just 287. The visitors didn’t enforce the follow-on, but have a hefty lead of 234 runs in hand and more than enough time to try to engineer a famous victory. ANTOINETTE MULLER picks five talking points form the third day’s play in Cape Town.
South Africa are on the back foot after just two days in the third and final Test against Australia. David Warner and Michael Clarke scored a century apiece while the hosts are a bowler short, with Dale Steyn unable to bowl due to a hamstring injury. ANTOINETTE MULLER picks five talking points from day two.
Who will and who won’t play will be the question on everyone’s mind as South Africa heads into the third and final Test against Australia. Coach Russell Domingo wasn’t giving anything away during his press conference on Wednesday, either, and it’s now a waiting game. ANTOINETTE MULLER looks at the options.
South Africa completed yet another great comeback to square the three-match series against Australia 1-1. Graeme Smith has lamented the lack of South Africa playing together as a group and he has every right to, considering the Proteas have been suckling on scheduling’s hind teat for the last five years - despite an emphatic record. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
The comeback kings did it again with a thumping win over Australia to ensure the series headed to Cape Town at 1-1. ‘A collective: It’s alive’ must have reverberated through the country, with South Africa now still having a chance to beat the Aussies on home soil for the first time since readmission. ANTOINETTE MULLER picks five talking points from the fourth day at St. George’s.
A crazy toss and three team changes, which included a Test debut for Quinton de Kock, all made for an entertaining day of Test cricket. South Africa managed to win a session for just the second time this series and although Australia will still be the happier of the teams, at least it’s not all doom and gloom for the hosts this time around. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
South Africa and Australia are ready to roll in the second Test starting at St. George’s Park in Port Elizabeth on Thursday. With the Proteas 1-0 down, it’s a must-win for the hosts if they hope to salvage that elusive series-victory over Australia. ANTOINETTE MULLER picks five key battles for the second Test.
The current Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, has encouraged J. BROOKS SPECTOR to contemplate the larger meaning of the Olympics. From an effort to transfer aggression from the battlefield and on into healthy competition in athletic events, the Olympics are now a gigantic exercise in national prestige, aggrandisement and national infrastructure building.
It’s been a while since South Africa suffered such a mammoth defeat at the hands of the old enemy, but thanks to a freakish player in freakish form they find themselves on the back foot after the start of the series once again. There are some glaring weak links in the side and a positive response from South Africa has never been more crucial. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.