South Africa will have another new Test opener during the first Test at Lord’s and they might have a different captain, too, if Faf du Plessis is unavailable for selection due to the birth of his first child. By ANTOINETTE MULLER
For the first time in months, the Springboks look like they are enjoying playing rugby again. And, more importantly, it looks like they are enjoying each other’s success. The system is still broken, but at least some of those broken parts are getting some panel beating. By ANTOINETTE MULLER
South Africa begin their World Cup campaign in England this weekend. The tournament is a culmination of three years of hard work, investment from both Cricket South Africa and Momentum and the belief that they are trailblazing for the next generation. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
That old chestnut of being unable to perform under pressure in ICC sanctioned events gave South Africa the heebie jeebies against India on Sunday. A run out so bizarre that it will replace the memory of the Klusener-Donald affair pretty much summed-up the team’s woes when it comes to knock-out games. By ANTOINETTE MULLER
Scorpio and amaBhungane #GuptaLeaks: Delhi Daredevils staff member contacted Guptas for visa assistance
Leaked emails show that a visa application for somebody connected to the Delhi Daredevils cricket team was expedited when the side made it to the semi-finals of the Champions League T20 in South Africa in 2012. But only after he contacted Ajay Gupta directly. By SCORPIO and AMABHUNGANE.
Hashim Amla’s ode to the art of rotating the strike was the perfect antidote to the high-scoring floods of the modern-day game. That he is one of the record setters in the format is a sweet relief for those who still cherish the fine battle between bat and ball. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.