April 22, 2006

South African cricket

Ntini rising

Sriram Veera

Ray White, former president of the South African board, talks about the rise of Makhaya Ntini, the decline of Shaun Pollock and the emergence of some new players. Click here to read the Witness article.

I would like to see Friedel de Wet given a go against the New Zealanders before this series is over. He bowls at over 145 km/h from a good high action and will run in all day. Some say De Wet does not do enough with the old ball but I think that the amount of wickets he has taken this season require that the national team take a long look at his potential. One wonders which of the selectors, if any, have ever seen him bowl?

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