Proteas pointless in Test Championship after India drubbing

Cape Town - The Proteas are pointless thus far in the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) standings following their 3-0 series defeat against India. Faf du Plessis' men were crushed by an innings and 202 runs in the final Test in Ranchi on Tuesday as the Proteas were handed their second successive Test...

Test champs: Proteas join trek into unknown

  Cape Town - South Africa will be among only the fourth pair of horses out of the stalls, as it were, in the ICC’s maiden edition of the World Test Championship (2019-21) which begins on Thursday with day one of the time-honoured Ashes at Edgbaston.Their first taste...

Proteas in line for R2.85m Test pay-day

Cape Town - The Proteas will receive a nice cash injection into their bank accounts for finishing third in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Test Team rankings. The cut-off for the annual rankings is April 1 with just the ongoing Test series between New Zealand and Bangladesh to wrap up matters for...

Pendulum Cricket Test Match Overview: 31 December 2018

Pendulum Cricket Test Match overview: 31 December 2018 The rise of global T-20 Cricket The rise of global T-20 Cricket has witnessed a demise of Test Match quality in general. Cricket pitches have a life span of between twelve and fifteen years. They become apparently aged and tiresome when...

A case study in team culture

  Graeme Smith - Contributor There wasn’t really a team culture when I started playing for South Africa. There were guys who were proud to play for South Africa, but there were no real traditions or values within the environment that we stood for. South Africa is a unique team in...

Bookie involved in Hansie Cronje match-fixing scandal to face the music

After almost two decades, Sanjeev Chawla, accused of being involved in the match-fixing scandal involving former Proteas captain Hansie Cronje will finally face the music after a British court ordered for his extradition to India. Sanjeev Chawla, the bookie accused of being involved in the match-fixing...

The truth about Aussie cricket culture

The truth about Aussie cricket culture Mickey Arthur - Contributor Unfortunately, it was always going to end like this. Despite generational change, independent reviews and too many behavioural spotfires to list, Cricket Australia and the national team had demonstrated no real willingness or desire to improve the culture within their...

Pendulum Cricket Test Match Overview: 30 April 2018

Pendulum Cricket Test Match Overview: 30 April 2018 Inaugural Test Championship: Who plays whom? The highly-anticipated Test Championship will begin on July 15, 2019 and will continue until April 30, 2021 - a period during which each of the nine top-ranked Tests sides will play six bilateral series...

Pendulum Cricket Test Match Overview: 28 February 2018

Pendulum Cricket Test Match Overview: 28 February 2018 Current Cricket Test Match Season: The delicious encounter between South Africa and Australia is currently under way, just the 4-Tests with no limited over action. April is generally set aside for the IPL (Indian Premier League), when the cream of...

Pendulum Cricket Test Match Overview: 30 November 2017

Cricket Test Match Fixtures: The Ashes is upon us, the oldest Test fixture between these two ancient rivals that are jostling for position. Both sitting way back from the consistent current performers of front runner India. Australia will hope home ground advantage holds sway and that...