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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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SA Cricket on Transformation

The issue of transformation appears to attract more attention these days than the performance of our national sides, and cricket in particular. If we ignore the politicians for a moment, difficult as that might be, the view of Chris Nenzani (pictured above), the President of Cricket South Africa, makes interesting reading. An article by him […]

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Malfunctioning Sports Stars

Finally the penny dropped – the senior Proteas are so exhausted by the time they get around to playing for their country that they cannot perform. Or, should I say, someone finally had the guts to admit what most of us knew all along? Not that the cricket players are the only culprits – it […]

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Proteas ODI squad for the triangular Caribbean series

Cricket South Africa (CSA) today named Tabraiz Shamsi as a new cap in the Proteas ODI squad for the triangular series in the Caribbean next month against hosts, the West Indies, and Australia. He is one of three spinners included in the ODI squad to play a triangular series in the Caribbean in June. Imran […]

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T20 World Cup awaits and Super 18 thoughts

And off they go Somehow, losing the T20 series against Australia was not such a gut-wrenching experience as defeat against our favourite foe normally is. In a way, it was more like trials to determine form shortly before the T20 World Cup. An undoubted highlight is the form of Hashim Amla plus the fact that […]

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Protea selectors face nice dilemma

Imran Tahir’s timely return to form is great news for the Proteas. With spin bowling such an important element in the bowling attack, it is doubly reassuring, given the problems poor old Aaron Phangiso is going through, both on and off the field. Let’s hope that Dane Piedt continues his fine form against Australia. JP […]

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Are the Proteas Blooming again?

Despite claims from the England side that they would be fully motivated for the final test at Centurion, it soon became evident that the extra edge they displayed in the first three tests were lacking in the last one. It is commendable that the Proteas showed the courage to really give them a drubbing, and […]

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