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Blitsbok resep sal Bokkwale oplos

Daily Maverick se sportskrywer, Antoinette Muller, meld in Dinsdag se uitgawe dat daar vier dinge is wat die manne van die vyftienman-kode by die Blitsbokke kan leer. Profesionalisme Sy haal Johan Ackerman aan oor sy ervaring van Blitsbokke wat hy in die 15-man formaat aangewend het: “They definitely bring other qualities to the game, they […]

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Adelaide in Pink & New Coach and Captain

At the time of writing, the Proteas were 165/7 at dinner, after Faf won the toss and elected to bat. Before you say “Oh dear, we are in trouble”, bear in mind the nature of day/night tests which tend not to deliver the high scores we are used to in normal day tests. The first […]

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The difference is day and night!

Is there incentive from the Proteas point of view to lay it all out on the field in the 3rd test? –  A quick look at the motivational factor for Faf and his men… A series white wash – IN AUSTRALIA! Making History – IN AUSTRALIA! Apart for the obvious mentioned above, this will also […]

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Proteas on top down under

What an amazing game of test cricket Perth delivered! It once again proved why test cricket is the pinnacle! Turning points were Dale Steyn leaving the field injured, 100’s by Elgar and Duminy and Bavuma’s run-out, fifty and awesome runout! Next up is Hobart – this will prove a different test as the conditions will […]

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Proteas in Aus

As you know, we won the toss and elected to bat and so far the Perth wicket is not disappointing. The bounce and seem movement have the batters in a bit of a fix. All said and done though, I think a fair reflection of our innings would be at the conclusion of the Aussie […]

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Of captains and Indabas

Protea Captaincy The inevitable withdrawal of our world class cricketer, AB de Villiers, due to injury following his sustained presence in all formats in the game, may be a blessing in disguise. We tried to follow the example of other countries by having three different incumbents for the T20, ODI and test sides. Amla bailed […]

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Springbok Rugby Indaba

All eyes and ears of rugby lovers were focused on Newlands this week as the cream of South African rugby converged to plot and plan the resurrection of the ailing patient. Perhaps I should rephrase that and rather call it the milk of SA rugby. The cream would have included the likes of Nick Mallett, […]

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Thank you Proteas

Posing with Faf du Plessis at the start of the tournament is as close as Steve Smith got to the trophy.  Photo: Gallo Image I was chatting to my colleague Billy Seyffert this morning. He was at Newlands yesterday when the Proteas swamped the world’s number one ODI cricket side five love. “Let’s look at […]

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Will the Boks surprise us like the Proteas did?

Last night’s victory over the team we most love to beat will be remembered for a long time. We did not really expect any great cricket in the series, but yesterday’s match was an outstanding example of just how competitive South Africans and Australians really are. In the past we earned the “right” to be […]

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