Temba Bavuma

 
Temba Bavuma, a cricketer with principles
Temba Bavuma, a cricketer with principles
Temba Bavuma is hurting. The Proteas have been annihilated by India in a morale-crushing three-Test series. Aside from a promising 38 in the second...
Sarfraz could learn from the Word Wizards of Oz
Sarfraz could learn from the Word Wizards of Oz
A good sledge needs to be heard and understood to be effective. After all, the point of uttering something witty or derogatory in the midst of...
Bowlers incite our bloodlust
Bowlers incite our bloodlust
The Proteas attack has turned us into bloodthirsty fiends. A crowd baying for blood with every ball.
Proteas’ habitual arrogance belies their status
Proteas’ habitual arrogance belies their status
The crows in Sri Lanka are ubiquitous. The cynical suggest this is because of the bodies piled up during the 30-year civil war between the...
Sri Lanka close in on whitewash of the Proteas
Sri Lanka close in on whitewash of the Proteas
Sri Lanka closed in on a series whitewash against South Africa on Sunday, leaving the visitors five down and with a mountain to climb after the...
Disastrous day for Australia's new boys, Proteas move closer for a series win
Disastrous day for Australia's new boys, Proteas move closer for a series win
Australia's ball-tampering scandal came back to bite them when three replacement batsmen failed on a disastrous day for the tourists in the...
Black Caps scrap a thriller
Black Caps scrap a thriller
South Africa’s Test cricket record against New Zealand suggests complete domination, with 12 series victories out of 15 and three drawn. Only one...
The year of competing dangerously
The year of competing dangerously
Patriotism does to the brain what sugar does to the belly: it makes it happy and it makes it soft. To invest a slice of your personal pride in your...
​Proteas are finally doing it the SA way
​Proteas are finally doing it the SA way
South African cricket, the national team and even the administration, attempted to emulate Australia for the best part of 15 years because they...
Resorting to quotas is a result of the expensive failure to produce black cricketers
Resorting to quotas is a result of the expensive failure to produce black cricketers
A week during which the rest of the major cricket nations were furrowing their brows over the lack of context and relevance in bilateral cricket...
When life’s a pitch, just turn to cricket
When life’s a pitch, just turn to cricket
South African captain Hashim Amla was grinding down the England attack on day three of the Test match in Cape Town and I had been with him for every...
Wilted Proteas ready to rise again
Wilted Proteas ready to rise again
Captaincy in sport, especially cricket, is often treated with overblown reverence. Hashim Amla’s decision to hand the Test leadership to AB de...