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'You can't be taught to inspire people. You have to be born a captain'

Apr 2, 2018: Former South Africa captain Ali Bacher talks about his series in charge against arch-rivals Australia, and the art of leadership

Interview by Crispin Andrews

Bradman, Headley, Sutcliffe, Pollock… Smith?

Dec 19, 2017: There is much of the all-time greats in the Australian captain

Mark Nicholas

South Africa news

'Team understands how to take the country forward' - du Plessis

Jul 26, 2017: Faf du Plessis has said that transformation targets do not stop South Africa from fielding their best teams

Firdose Moonda

England have been to hell but are looking at the stars now

May 18, 2017: Their metamorphosis after the low of the World Cup has been remarkable, to the point where they must be ranked as favourites for the Champions Trophy

Mark Nicholas

The mighty Mr Pollock

Aug 28, 2014: Graeme Pollock has been among the top three finest players his country ever produced; and not far off that pace in the world rankings either

Mark Nicholas

South Africa's invincibles

Jan 30, 2014: The last time South Africa beat Australia at home was nearly 44 years ago. Four protagonists from the series remember those heady days

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

CSA's tributes focus on post-unity players

Feb 3, 2013: South Africa's management has explained the players will wear black armbands in memory of people who were an important part of cricket in the country "especially post-unity"

Firdose Moonda

South Africa's superstars of '76

Aug 23, 2012: If you think the world's current No. 1 side takes some beating, take a look at their compatriots from 35 years ago

Mark Nicholas

Respect to Biff

Jul 19, 2012: Graeme Smith has been a figure easy to misunderstand. That should not hide the fact that he is among the toughest, most intelligent cricketers around - and a great batsman to boot

Telford Vice

Greatest Teams

As great as the sum of their parts

Nov 3, 2011: George Dobell picks his top five teams in the history of Test cricket

George Dobell

South Africa news

Smith launches Twitter tirade at Kepler Wessels

May 14, 2010: Graeme Smith has launched a scathing attack on former South Africa captain and selector Kepler Wessels on Twitter and hit-back at the criticism his side have received after being dumped out of the World Twenty20 in the Super Eights stage

ESPNcricinfo staff

Dave Richardson on Graeme Pollock

A dasher, a run-machine, a gent

Jan 3, 2010: It wasn't how many he got, but how he got them

Nagraj Gollapudi

The XI

A meeting of past and present

Dec 18, 2009: South Africa's all-time side helps dismantle the divide and isolation built between eras

Telford Vice

Cricinfo XI

Different era, same brilliance ... Pt 2

Sep 19, 2007: A second batch of XI players from the past who would have excelled at Twenty20

Martin Williamson and Siddarth Ravindran

Roundtable: How good is the modern batsman?

'Lara the greatest among his peers'

Nov 18, 2006: What defines greatness in a batsman? Is it the weight of statistics or the ability to score runs in all conditions? In the concluding part of this Round Table discussion on modern batsmen, Sanjay Manjrekar asks John Wright, Tony Greig, Ian Chappell and Ra

Sanjay Manjrekar

Best performers in a final series

Gloriously walking into the sunset

Sep 12, 2006: This week we look at best performances in the final series of a career

Travis Basevi and George Binoy

All the time in the world

Mar 6, 2006: The Pollocks happened to be excellent cricketers. One of them was rather more than that

Simon Kuper

March 2006

All the time in the world

Mar 2, 2006: Graeme Pollock's ease with his batting and family life was cherished by Simon Kuper

The Wisden Cricketer - February

A Packer timeline

Jan 19, 2006: A timeline of how World Series Cricket developed during 1977 and 1978

January 2006

When they were kings

Jan 1, 2006: South Africa's 4-0 clean sweep of Australia in 1969-70 showcased some of the game's all-time greats yet none of them ever played Test cricket again

Rodney Hartman
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