Staring up from the cover of the book of ‘The 25 greatest South African cricketers of all time’ are 16 faces in black and white and nine in colour.
This book, The Selected, was written by two of the country’s most respected cricket journalists in 2007.
Michael Owen-Smith and Neil Manthorp presumably burned the midnight oil many times in providing their definitive list of the finest cricketers to have played for South Africa.
With the break in Super Rugby we might just as well suffer with the Proteas and see if Gary Kirsten did indeed teach them a way to win the bigger games, the ones that really counts.
Match facts: February 14-18, 2013
Start time: 10:30 local (08:30 GMT)
“The more accolades there are, the more expectation there is on me. I woke up before the Wanderers Test at 4am dreaming I had got a pair.”
Vernon Philander has closed the gap on countryman Dale Steyn as the pair retained the top two spots in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings for bowlers in the latest global ratings list released on Monday.
South African mountain biking champion Burry Stander has been killed while practicing, reports indicate. Stander was apparently killed after being hit by a taxi. News of Stander’s death broke on social networking site, Twitter, on Thursday. Cycle Lab Cape Town, a leading cycling retailer in South Africa, confirmed the news.
It was Dale Steyn’s turn to face up to the media on Wednesday, two days ahead of the start of the crucial final test in Perth. Here’s what he had to say:
- First Innings – 266 all out (71 overs)
- Second Innings – 339 all out (110 overs)
- First Innings – 296 all out (76.4 overs)
- Second Innings – 310 / 8 (86.5 overs)
South Africa won the toss and elected to bat
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