Cricket 27.7.2018 02:25 pm

Five key men for the Proteas in the ODI series

Two wise old heads need to remind of their worth and the already mature Kagiso Rabada will need to be a grizzled veteran in this series.

The Proteas' build-up towards next year's World Cup in England arguably begins in earnest when the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka starts on Sunday.

Five key men for the Proteas in the ODI series
Five key men for the Proteas in the ODI series

Five key men for the Proteas in the ODI series

Two wise old heads need to remind of their worth and the already mature Kagiso Rabada will need to be a grizzled veteran in this series.

Steyn not bothered by poor return in Sri Lanka
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Steyn not bothered by poor return in Sri Lanka

The Proteas’ joint leading wicket-taker in Tests wants to keep playing in the format as ‘long as possible’.
Wiaan Mulder the big winner as Proteas’ rookies impress
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Wiaan Mulder the big winner as Proteas’ rookies impress

South Africa receive a bit of a boost ahead of the ODI series against Sri Lanka with a comfortable warm-up win.
‘Fresh’ Proteas ODI squad doesn’t carry baggage
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‘Fresh’ Proteas ODI squad doesn’t carry baggage

It’s probably a good thing that half of the white-ball squad had nothing to with Test series fiasco but veterans like JP Duminy still need to step up.
This is what the Proteas are missing in Morne Morkel
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This is what the Proteas are missing in Morne Morkel

The lanky, recently retired seamer has taken England’s county cricket scene by storm.
Proteas simply have to start adapting better
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Proteas simply have to start adapting better

Skipper Faf du Plessis insists he and his teammates are constantly trying to improve how they play high-quality spin bowling.
Theunis de Bruyn’s first Test 100: Thanks, Temba!
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Theunis de Bruyn’s first Test 100: Thanks, Temba!

The Proteas’ latest centurion undoubtedly made a breakthrough in Colombo but he needed support … and found it.
Proteas player ratings: It’s really ugly
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Proteas player ratings: It’s really ugly

When a team gets whitewashed as one-sidedly as in the Test series against Sri Lanka, expect the report card to look bleak…
Proteas whitewashed but De Bruyn offers a bit of hope
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Proteas whitewashed but De Bruyn offers a bit of hope

Burdened with the daunting task of batting at No 3, the Titans star combines superbly with Temba Bavuma to put SA’s batting woes into perspective.
Proteas offer some resistance but another big loss looms
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Proteas offer some resistance but another big loss looms

Set a mammoth 490 to win, South Africa’s batting once again falters against Sri Lanka’s spinners.
Maharaj grabs 11 but Proteas’ batting collapses again
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Maharaj grabs 11 but Proteas’ batting collapses again

Faf du Plessis and his men are staring down the barrel in Colombo.
World record haul for Keshav Maharaj
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World record haul for Keshav Maharaj

The Proteas’ undisputed No 1 spinner rewrites the record books in single-handedly keeping his team in the picture in the second Test against Sri Lanka.
Maharaj strikes to keep Proteas in the picture
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Maharaj strikes to keep Proteas in the picture

South Africa’s main spinner proves Faf du Plessis only bowling weapon at the moment as Sri Lanka move on.
Proteas untroubled by slow start in Sri Lanka
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Proteas untroubled by slow start in Sri Lanka

Even if the performance in the first Test at Galle was patently embarrassing, it’s not out of character for South Africa to start a Test series poorly.
Sri Lanka warn Proteas: Brace yourself for more spin
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Sri Lanka warn Proteas: Brace yourself for more spin

South Africa’s batting failed miserably in Galle and will have to find confidence quickly if they are to save the Test series.
Proteas need to smarten up, says Boucher
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Proteas need to smarten up, says Boucher

The legendary Proteas wicketkeeper and Titans coach was ‘disappointed’ by the national team’s lack of ‘fight’ during the Galle fiasco.
LISTEN: AB in line for a Proteas return?
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LISTEN: AB in line for a Proteas return?

Missing him already after his international retirement? Cricket South Africa chief Thabang Moroe might have good news…
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Cricket SA’s new full-time chief admits to ‘challenges’

Thabang Moroe has been deputising in his position for the past nine months. Despite his promotion, none of the headaches he’s had have been relieved.
Practice won’t make perfect, says Proteas guru
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Practice won’t make perfect, says Proteas guru

South Africa couldn’t score 200 runs combined in their two innings in the first Test against Sri Lanka.
Faf wants toss abolished in Test cricket
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Faf wants toss abolished in Test cricket

While such a rule change probably would’ve done little to change the result in Galle, the Proteas skipper believes it could benefit the format.
Clueless Proteas embarrassed in Galle
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Clueless Proteas embarrassed in Galle

Faf du Plessis and his men have no answer to Sri Lanka’s spin as they collapse to a record low 73 en route to a 278-run loss.
Proteas bowlers do the job but there’s a mountain to climb
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Proteas bowlers do the job but there’s a mountain to climb

They require 352 to win on a Galle track that’s barely holding together.
Amla insists the Proteas did their best despite record low total
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Amla insists the Proteas did their best despite record low total

South Africa’s bearded batting star turns on the spin as Sri Lanka spins him and the rest of the batting dizzy.
Historic criminal charges for match-fixer Bodi
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Historic criminal charges for match-fixer Bodi

The former Proteas batsman handed himself over to police earlier on Friday.
Maharaj magic but Proteas staring down the barrel
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Maharaj magic but Proteas staring down the barrel

Sri Lanka in a powerful position as South Africa’s feeble batting thoroughly undermines some good bowling in the first Test in Galle.
Proteas throw away much good work in Galle
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Proteas throw away much good work in Galle

Some poor bowling to the tail sees Sri Lanka end the first day as the happier of the two sides following an epic knock by opener Dimuth Karunaratne.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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