- Ant Sims
South Africa faces a tough challenge under pressure against Sri Lanka when the two sides square off in the second Test in Colombo. The weather is looking pretty grim and the last time South Africa played here, it looked like Sri Lanka were never going to stop batting. ANTOINETTE MULLER picks five key battles.
Jacques Kallis has made it clear that he would like to be part of the 2015 World Cup squad, but he is well aware that his place in the side is not guaranteed. His quest to cement his place in the side began with a duck against Sri Lanka on Sunday. In all their fickleness, South African sports fans will be calling for his head soon, but is that fair? By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
The semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup are upon us. It feels like just yesterday when Costa Rica won fans all over Ghana after they beat Uruguay. The tournament has left us with much to talk about throughout and the quarterfinals are no different. ANTOINETTE MULLER picks some highlights from the weekend.
South Africa won their warm-up match in Sri Lanka by over 100 runs. The three-match ODI series begins on Sunday. The series holds little relevance in the greater scheme of things, but at least it will offer superficial insight into how to go about building towards the World Cup. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
Africa remains divided along many lines, from race and religion to ethnicity. But alongside all this, there is nothing that unites the continent quite like sport. All African teams are now out of the World Cup, but the fact remains that the continent often becomes a country where sporting events are concerned. ANTOINETTE MULLER spoke to some fans to find out why.
In an undercover operation by The Telegraph and Channel 4, it has been revealed that officials linked with the Ghana FA were willing to arrange for friendlies involving the national team where referees could rig the scoreline. GFA and those caught on camera have denied the claims, but it does, once again, raise the question of what exactly Fifa’s anti-match fixing unit does. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.