29.7.2020 07:12 am
The International Cricket Council has unveiled a new system for deciding which teams will go to the 2023 World Cup, instituting the ODI Super League, but South Africa have drawn the short straw because they will have to play six of their top-eight colleagues in their bid to qualify.
The ODI Super League begins on Thursday when England take on Ireland in the first of three ODIs, and the campaign will feature 13 teams vying for seven automatic qualification spots for the 2023 showpiece, along with hosts India.
The national federation is eager for the Proteas to be back on the field by August.
Though he is eager to captain the side if the opportunity arises, Aiden Markram is currently focused on his return to the Proteas team.
Keshav Maharaj ultimately hopes to lead the national team in all three formats.
Though he admitted it was a challenge to be working with a young, splintered attack, Langeveldt was pleased with the strides they had made.
Having impressed as the Proteas’ bowling top dog in the latter part of the season, the speedster says the national bowling guru has been a breath of fresh air.
The gifted young Proteas keeper has made a fine if somewhat belated start to his international career. It fits him like a glove.
The Proteas head coach also highlights how well he and assistant coach Enoch Nkwe are getting along.
Confinement isn’t a good fit for the legendary Proteas quick, known for loving the outdoors. But it might delay his international retirement…
Graeme Smith has crunched his numbers and determined the national team needs six weeks to prepare for any upcoming tour. That complicates things immensely.
Much like a corona-riddled world at the moment, the Titans star has more questions than answers about a bumpy 2019/20 season.
There’s a look of stability to the national group for next season, though the lucky ones outstrip the unlucky ones.
Cricket South Africa says it’s ‘wonderful’ to have Proteas back from India and are ‘fortunate’ that economic impact of Covid-19 isn’t too damaging.
The national cricket team went to India for a tour where they eventually played no matches whatsoever.
The final two matches of the ODI series were initially slated to be played behind closed doors, but the continued spread of COVID-19 has prompted more radical action.