Rainbow nation shines after revolution
Peter Roebuck, writing in the Sydney Morning Herald, likes what he sees in South Africa’s line-up for the third Test against Australia in Cape Town. Four of the top six batsmen will be non-white, which Roebuck calls a “remarkable achievement”.
And it has been effected without a bloody revolution. The rise of the current crop confirms that the game is rising in all groupings - only the English have fallen back, largely because many South Africans have moved to England or Perth. It'll take more than a few bombs in Mumbai and Lahore to defeat cricket's cosmopolitan ideal.
Peter English is former Australasia editor of ESPNcricinfo