8.12.2019 03:12 pm
TMI, Proteas skipper!
In one of arguably the funniest interviews at a toss, Proteas and Paarl Rocks skipper Faf du Plessis was more than willing to divulge the details of Hardus Viljoen's absence from the playing XI for their MSL encounter with the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants on Sunday.
The waning West Indies legend somehow believes the haters are responsible for his iffy performances with the bat.
The defending champions essentially knock themselves out in a game they dominated for long periods.
But the Blitz certainly contributed to a thrilling derby.
The Proteas all-rounder shows off his X-factor qualities again after the Durban Heat launch two brave recoveries with bat and ball.
Yet the record holder for the fastest 300 in first-class cricket also had the calm head of skipper Jon-Jon Smuts to thank in a record chase against Cape Town Blitz.
The wily seamer, who controversially ditched the national side in 2017, insists he made the right decision to pack his bags for England.
The beleaguered local T20 tournament has been stung by poor attendance to date, but at least Boland Park’s weekend showdown was festive.
It was a day where international batsmen dominated to the delight of a good crowd.
The Durbanites finally get a game in one their rain-soaked home ground, but a lack of match practice proves detrimental.
Eric Simons’ troops show power and precision as Jozi’s defending champions now look dead in the water for 2019.
The quick, who’s again lighting up the MSL, says playing international cricket is his ‘priority’.
Overseas stars Liam Livingstone and Wahab Riaz prove their worth for the Capetonians as the defending champions falter again.
Donovan Miller was always going to have a harsher spotlight shone on him. But he’s embracing it…