I do NOT know if Mark Nicholas is the racist I believe him to be. It matters not to me today. I do NOT know if Quinton de Kock is the racist I do NOT believe him to be. It matters not to me today. Neither man’s issue matters to …Read More »
T2021 W/C: S/African hypocrisy? WI put eggs in one basket and retain un-Chase batting line-up
If Mark Nicholas, of these West Indians ‘have no brains’ fame, were an active cricketer representing one of the teams in the 2021 T20 World Cup, I feel certain he would have no problem taking a knee. Quinton de Kock does. He declined to comply with the South Africa Cricket …Read More »
T2021 W/C: Is West Indian mindlessness a mere figment of Mark Nicholas’ imagination?
Tuesday morning in the Caribbean. South Africa are on the verge of victory in the second of the West Indies five Super 12 games in the 2021 World Cup. England’s Mark Nicholas is saluting the pair at the wicket, whose 83-run partnership will soon steer the Proteas to their crushing …Read More »
T2021 W/C: WI in trouble after 8-wkt loss to S/Africa despite de Kock pull-out after refusing ‘the knee’
South Africa star Quinton de Kock’s refusal to take the knee today in a now commonplace gesture against racism, even at the expense of his place in the squad, is likely to have a long-term effect on his team’s chances at the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup. Today, though, the …Read More »
Pollard powers West Indies to 2-all against South Africa, with Bravo moment at the death
With three overs left in the innings and the South Africa batsmen needing 42 runs for a series-sealing win, Kieron Pollard summoned Dwayne Bravo to bowl the last of his four overs. It took only one ball for him to decide the outcome of Thursday’s Game Four at the Grenada …Read More »
Are Pollard’s WI biding their time or do they simply not have the goods to beat Bavuma’s Proteas?
The time to be in front, every sportsman knows, is at the end. But that knowledge is unlikely to unduly trouble South Africa’s white ball cricket captain, Temba Bavuma. At the end of Tuesday’s third T20I between his troops and Kieron Pollard’s West Indies, the Proteas had their noses in …Read More »
West Indies flatter when they bowl but Proteas flatten them with the ball
Kieron Pollard’s West Indies came roaring back to restrict South Africa to 167 for 6 in Sunday’s second T20I at the Grenada National Stadium. It was a few runs more than the target to which they cruised for the loss of only two wickets and with five overs to spare …Read More »
Lewis powers West Indies to convincing win; Proteas reel and come again?
Earning more than half the required runs in sixes, Kieron Pollard’s West Indies cruised to an easy 8-wkt win in the First T20I against South Africa at the Grenada National Stadium on Saturday. Needing a modest 161 for victory after Pollard won the toss and saw his bowlers pull Temba …Read More »
Best: Brathwaite’s West Indies lose it; whom the gods wish to destroy?
Just after 11.30 am with lunch approaching, Kyle Mayers, on 34, tried to club Kagiso Rabada over midwicket. A problem? Well, the ball was just short of a good length and, more importantly, well outside off-stump. It was not the first time; in the second innings of the First Test, …Read More »
De Kock, S/African pacers shine as Proteas make light work of woeful WI
Dean Elgar’s seventh-ranked South Africa needed only seven sessions to coast past Kraigg Brathwaite’s feckless West Indies in the First Test in St Lucia on Saturday. Well-deserved five-fers by the frontline quicks in both innings and a long-awaited, well-paced century by former South Africa skipper Quinton de Kock made the …Read More »
Open letter to Kieron Pollard: Ask not what WI can do for you…
Dear Kieron, Wherever you happen to be in the world, you would not have failed to watch the First Test action between Kraigg Brathwaite’s side and Bangladesh in Chattogram; my instincts tell me that. And that, along with so many of us, you steupsed loudly after Day Three when West …Read More »
Bangladesh big guns boom as South Africa again shoots self in foot; WI firepower waiting
South Africa, number two in the official ICC ODI rankings, didn’t look the part on Thursday against England. In yesterday’s match-up against Masrafe Mortaza’s seventh-ranked Bangladeshis, they did get the fans talking about number two but the reference was not to their ranking. Asked to get a World Cup record …Read More »