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featurecricket2 months ago

South African batting unit generates glimmer of hope

South Africa has always been tagged as chokers in ICC tournaments and they have crumbled in pressure situations multiple times. The 2022 T20 World Cup is not far away and they can lift the trophy this time with a batting unit capable to pull it off.
Nishad Bapat
featurecricket3 months ago

David Miller can carve a path for South Africa to be World Champions

South Africa have been a strong outfit in world cricket but an ICC Trophy has always eluded them in the past in spite of the presence of some top-class players. However, it seems like David Miller can make a difference for South Africa and can take them to a title win in 2022 T20 World Cup
Nishad Bapat
featurecricket6 months ago

IPL 2022, A Blessing in Disguise for South African Cricket

Six South African players -- Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Marco Jansen, Aiden Markram, and Rassie van der Dussen -- collectively decided to play at IPL 2022 rather than in the Test series against Bangladesh. However, the Dean Elgar-led side has found new mavericks in their absence.
Ritam Chatterjee
featurecricketa year 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
featurecricketa year 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
featurecricketa year 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
featurecricket2 years 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
featurecricket2 years 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
featurecricket2 years 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
featurecricket2 years 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