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Ali Bacher talks to Gary Kirsten ahead of the semi-final against India

Under African skies

The country whose team sits atop the Test rankings continues its fight to establish its democratic credentials. Cricket is one of the canvases on which the struggle takes place

Anti-apartheid demonstrators gather in London in 1965

Essay

They don't really care about us

Lament those players whose careers were cut short by apartheid, but how about those who did not even get a chance because of it?

Daryll Cullinan bats

Hate to Love

Daryll and I

How a hero turned sourpuss - before transforming into an expert who seeks no favour

AB de Villiers plays the reverse sweep

Man and superman

AB de Villiers may come across as something of a fictional superhero on the field. But his relatively underplayed fallibility off it shows that he is human too

Henry Williams celebrates a wicket

The Banished

The coloured lie

Henry Williams was the forgotten man in the Cronje match-fixing hearings. Over a decade later he wants it to remain that way

Wisden Cricketers of the Year 2013

Dale Steyn

Off the field, he has a penchant for retro trainers, fishing, and midnight dashes for ice-cream. But don't be fooled