Picking The Best South African Test XI Of All-Time

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Choosing The Best South African Test XI Have you ever wondered about the best South African test XI that you could assemble, only including players post 1992? South Africa has been a major force in international cricket post readmission. In test cricket especially, they ruled the decade between 2006 and 2015, not losing a single […] READ MORE


Top 5 Wicketkeeper Batsmen in Test Cricket

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The Best Wicketkeeper Batsmen Over the years, teams have had difficulties finding a good wicketkeeper-batsman. A famous stat about Kumar Sangakkara shows that his batting average increased to 67 in the games that he did not keep. In the games he was the wicketkeeper however, it was only 41. This suggests how difficult it is […] READ MORE


Quinton De Kock, Laura Wolvaardt top SA awards

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Quinton De Kock, Laura Wolvaardt Scoop Awards Quinton De Kock and Laura Wolvaardt won major prizes at the Cricket South Africa awards ceremony for the preceding season of cricket. De Kock was named the best in three different categories. He won the men’s cricketer of the year award, the test match cricketer of the year […] READ MORE


The curious case of Aiden Markram

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The young prodigy In 2014, Aiden Markram became the first South African captain to win an Under-19 Cricket World Cup. At the time, Ray Jennings had labelled him as “the future captain of South Africa”. In addition to his captaincy, he was also named player of the tournament – for his 370 runs at an […] READ MORE


Pat Cummins’ Coming Of Age

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Pat Cummins’ Coming Of Age The Australian cricket team is in a state of flux after the recent ball-tampering scandal or ‘sandpaper gate’ if you prefer. The captain and vice-captain are both gone and to compound their problems further, strike bowler Mitchell Starc has suffered a stress fracture, to add to his ever-growing list of injuries. On top of that, they have been […] READ MORE


Ball-Tampering: Let’s Move On, Shall We?

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Ball-Tampering: Let’s Move On, Shall We? Just when you think that the cricketing world has seen it all, it hasn’t. Every week rides high on emotions. Last week, it was about the teams who couldn’t make it to the World Cup, this week was all about a controversial ball-tampering issue leading to a lengthy ban […] READ MORE