Decade Review 2009
Lonwabo Tsotsobe will miss the Sri Lanka tour to recover from an ankle surgery
Lonwabo Tsotsobe will miss the Sri Lanka tour to recover from an ankle surgery © AFP


Less than the sum of their parts

Firdose Moonda: South Africa, for once, cannot be accused of letting pressure get to them at a major tournament, but did they make the best use of their resources?

    The hand of the leggie

Martin Crowe: Legspinners have blossomed in the World T20, which has otherwise been an odd, somewhat ugly affair

    Selectors must be open-minded and open-armed

Mark Nicholas: Picking a team is a tricky job. It helps to have a captain who understands the importance of star players

    The remarkable Mr Smith

Mark Nicholas: Not many will forget this unwavering leader who set the agenda during South Africa's most challenging era

Southern tussles

Gallery: Trumper's grace, Fanie's magic - a selection of memorable performances in Australia-South Africa contests

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Test-match moments I won't forget

Sankaran Krishna: The scorecards reveal fairly one-sided games, but they were memorable all the same

Lessons for 2015

Michael Jeh: There is much to learn from the World T20 in Bangladesh but expect different skill sets to come into play in next year's 50-over World Cup

'Leadership is about moving people forward'

Gary Kirsten talks about coaching India and South Africa, handling stars, expectations, and the state of Indian bowling

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Stuart Broad on the challenges of bowling in dew-ridden conditions, like in Chittagong for England's World T20 match against South Africa

The 12th man: Graeme Smith was at Anfield to see Liverpool beat Manchester City 3-2 in the EPL
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Slipped through the fingers: AB de Villers and Faf du Plessis walk back disappointed
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Dale Steyn and Faf du Plessis ran out of ideas
AB de Villiers readies himself for a catch
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Beuran Hendricks and AB de Villiers celebrate the wicket of Rohit Sharma
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Wayne Parnell collides with Rohit Sharma
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