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featurecricket3 months ago

Despite the away win in the Caribbean, South Africa have some glaring issues to fix

Phew, after a long drama, after five to-and-fro T20Is, South Africa finally clinched the series in a dramatic fashion to end their terrible away form. However, while the Proteas might be celebrating, there are some glaring issues that need to be addressed before the World T20 kicks off in October.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket3 months ago

Dean Elgar has been a good batsman who has played great knocks — but that will no longer suffice

On March 4, 2021, Cricket South Africa officially announced that Dean Elgar would be taking over as the captain in Test cricket. It was a decision that surprised none; if anything, CSA made the call two years too late. But if this rebuild is to be successful, Elgar would need to up his game.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket4 months ago

Dissecting the drama: the complete timeline of the ‘de Villiers comeback’ fiasco that lasted 3 years

A three-year-long chapter came to its conclusion on Monday as CSA, after years of leaving fans hanging, confirmed that AB de Villiers will not be coming out of retirement to play for South Africa. The chapter endured a rather disappointing end, but the three-year-long soap opera was far from boring.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket7 months ago

The Dale Steyn controversy proves why we don’t deserve any better 

If you have been active on Cricket Twitter or social media, it has been one of the most maddening weeks. It's as if all the inactivity saved up from last year’s lockdown will now be avenged in a few days time via a mayhem of countless opinions. Via trolls, attacks, and pure craziness.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket8 months ago

South Africa and the path to redemption in second Test against Pakistan

When you think of South Africa and Asia in the same breath, Amla's 253 and Kallis' 173 in Nagpur, Ab de Villiers' 278 in Abu Dhabi and Steyn's 8-fer in Motera or 10-fer in Nagpur spring to mind. From being one of the best foreign teams in Asia to losing eight straight Tests, things have changed.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket9 months ago

Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021: what to expect from from the world of cricket this year

So now that we have got 2020 out of our system and swooped right into the new year, what’s really going to happen in the world of cricket? A lot of things. For starters, we are going to witness 12 months of non-stop Indian cricket action, but apart from that, what other things to expect?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket9 months ago

20 from 2020: The events that a tumultuous year of cricket will be remembered for

2020 was basically like every other year of cricket, except on DMT. 12 months of action and more were sandwiched into six, and so intense, high-octane, and hyper was the action that is, to date, feels like one long-drawn-out trip.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket9 months ago

Sri Lanka’s Centurion crumble demands rethink over ICC’s stance against injury substitutes

A quick glance at the scorecard of the ongoing Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka will lead you to believe that it has, thus far, been an evenly contested bout.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket10 months ago

Questions loom and spots up for grab as Proteas enter first chapter of Mission 2021

After having seen their 2020 get abruptly halted by the pandemic, in March, the Proteas will take to the field for the first time in 8 months when they lock horns with the Three Lions on Friday. But lying on the other side of the welcome break is a handful of questions and healthy headaches.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa year ago

Giving players ‘roots to grow’ and ‘wings to fly’ - Mickey Arthur unplugged

There have been a handful of coaches in cricket history whose work ethic has been as revered as that of Mickey Arthur yet very few were on the firing line as often as he was. It is probably a dichotomy but for the man himself, it is the past he looks at with great satisfaction.
Bastab K Parida