Public pressure on selectors will force changes for 2nd Test

With the entire nation having a similar opinion on the Proteas side, I’m convinced that the selectors will now buckle under the pressure for the second Test, before the series is too far gone. It starts with JP Duminy and Quinton de Kock It’s very rare in sport that a nation has similar thoughts on […]

Our Proteas starting XI for the 1st Test

Faf du Plessis is at home with his new-born child, Dale Steyn is injured and AB de Villiers couldn’t be bothered to play for South Africa against England, meaning the Proteas are missing plenty experience for the first Test. So who should start at Lords? It’s not ideal having those three unavailable, but at the same time, it […]

The Proteas are number one – so why aren’t we positive?

The Champions Trophy has arrived and the Proteas are ranked number one in the world, like we usually are going into an ICC tournament – so why are we not confident about lifting the trophy? It’s not unusual for South Africa to go into ICC tournaments ranked as the best in the world. We seem to be experts at […]

What the Proteas need: an antagonistic leader

When I think back on all of the Protea’s recent successful years, the one thing that stands out consistently is that Biff Smith was leading us. Leading by example. Aggressive, arrogant and cocky were all words to describe him. I loved it, and other countries hated it. We need another Graeme Smith We have plenty of problems in […]