28.1.2020 01:27 pm
The stocky seamer goes down as one of the best new ball bowlers South African cricket has ever produced in Test cricket.
It may not have been the ending he had hoped for, but the standing ovation Vernon Philander received from his team-mates and the small crowd at the Wanderers on Monday told its own story of just how special a Protea he was.
Everything that could’ve gone wrong for the Proteas skipper, did…
The Proteas quick does his best to keep his side in the game.
The Proteas fought back well after a flat start.
Temba Bavuma returns as Faf du Plessis admits an under-pressure batting order is becoming confused by all the external advice on how they should play.
CSA’s acting director of cricket also wants the job on a permanent basis.
SA’s former cricket boss believes the men that have handed the Proteas’ bowling kingpin his ban might be ‘overreacting’.
Linda Zondi and co are merely casting the net wider in a short series against the world champion English.
You can expect most of them to initially play fringe roles, with the exception of Lutho Sipamla and Kyle Verreynne perhaps.
The mercurial wicketkeeper-batsman has previously been identified as a future leader at national level.
As one social media user commented: ‘What’s the golden rule? Always protect your golden tool!”
The Proteas bowling kingpin promises to work on his on-field emotions, which has led to his suspension for the final Test against England.
While they don’t necessarily have to follow England’s template, something drastic has to change to arrest their Test slump.
South Africa’s heavy defeat to England in PE has led to renewed speculation over his future. But he’s still committed for now.