Linda Zondi highlights how the much maligned stalwart’s stats are actually misleading going into the World Cup.
The uncertainty over the veteran’s inclusion is over after the national selectors backed his pedigree for the tournament
A Proteas legend also calls for the national selectors to send players with ‘X-factor’ to the showpiece tournament in England.
The 36-year-old Proteas veteran is seemingly only an outsider to make the World Cup squad, but Lance Klusener and Andrew Hall don’t quite know why.
Though such a move would hardly be new, it was abolished in 2008 after a succession of presidents were too eager to play selector.
Our cricket writers give their input on what the group tasked with ending the showpiece curse will look like.

Cricket Women in sport: The First Lady of firsts

Mignon du Preez has always been more than just a magnificent cricketer.

Cricket CSA ship reaches ‘financial iceberg’ but it won’t sink

The embattled governing body again denies it’s at loggerheads with Saca, the players union, over its austerity plans.

Cricket SA at the IPL: Red-hot Rabada has Delhi in raptures

Despite the threat of injuries, national coach Ottis Gibson will be happy with how some of his trump cards are performing.

Cricket Showdown looms between players and Cricket SA

The governing body at the weekend announced austerity plans to counter a dire financial position, but there hasn’t been much consultation.

Cricket Will CSA’s black sheep tournament bow out on a high?

The domestic programme will stretch into May as the tournament, separate from the Mzansi Super League, commences its (probable) final edition.

Cricket Eight outvoting six: The death of franchise cricket?

If Cricket SA’s members get their way this weekend, the domestic landscape could change dramatically.

Cricket Ottis ‘open’ to staying with Proteas

CSA confirm they’ve eased on his performance criteria for an extension too.

Cricket Zondo fumes as One-day Cup final is ‘ruined’ by poor umpiring

Even the Titans, crowned champions in the 50-over format again, admitted it wasn’t a good day for the arbiters.

Cricket WATCH: AB’s dodgy karate moves!

He’s a ninja with the bat in hand. But it’s a different story when you take that away from him…

Cricket Disgraced Tsotsobe’s dark times have silver linings

The former Proteas seamer, currently banned for attempting to participate in match-fixing, wants to give something back to the game in future.

Cricket Irrepressible Dala makes history as Titans reach final

But after running into trouble with the bat, the wise Farhaan Behardien calls on all his experience to guide his side home against the Cobras.

Cricket I know who my World Cup 15 is, says Ottis

The Proteas coach now just hopes his chosen ones stay fit before the showpiece tournament in England.

Cricket Everything you need to know about the One-day Cup knockouts

With the Proteas dominating the headlines, this tournament has rolled along quietly. But guys like Junior Dala have tried their best to grab attention.

Cricket Dwaine’s (probably) on THAT plane

But the all-rounder isn’t preoccupying himself with thoughts of going to the World Cup.

 

 

 

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