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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

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Makhaya Ntini retires

The pioneer South African cricket needed

Nov 2, 2010: Makhaya Ntini had the strength to bear the burden of being a beacon of hope for millions

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Who after Corrie?

Oct 21, 2010: South Africa's current coach will be moving on after the World Cup. Who's it going to be to pilot them against Australia and Sri Lanka next year?

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Champions League Twenty20 2010

Football shoots, cricket scores

Sep 9, 2010: There's plenty of money on offer in the Champions League T20, but it's still a long way from taking a place among the truly big sporting events

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South Africa's future in Johan

Aug 22, 2010: He's only the second frontline spinner to captain South Africa. Now with Graeme Smith stepping back, Johan Botha's future as leader looks bright

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Older, wiser and lighter

Aug 18, 2010: Smith is about as big as anyone in South African cricket should be allowed to get. Now that he's stepping down, the team will be forced to seriously look at a future without him

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A good bloke on a doomed ship

Jun 7, 2010: Andrew Hudson is likely be a conservative convenor of selectors. But will he be able to handle the madness and bad press that come with the job?

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Where to now, Graeme?

May 20, 2010: Another big-tournament disappointment for South Africa and the knives are out for the captain. Could it be the end of the road?

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The old restriction in the throat

Apr 29, 2010: They have a star coach and a renowned sports psychologist helping them this time. But will the two be able to tackle the old familiar big-tournament hoodoo?

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South Africa fight fatigue and rust

Apr 22, 2010: Their World Twenty20 squad includes IPL stars and benchwarmers. While football hogs the spotlight back home, will the cricket team finally bring home an ICC trophy?

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Duminy's talent will out

Mar 5, 2010: First he needs to unclutter his mind and go back to playing his naturally aggressive game. And hopefully he'll have Kepler Wessels to help him on his way back

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The ghosts of 2000

Feb 4, 2010: Ten years after an infamous first visit to Nagpur, South Africa are set to return there. This time they have their backs against the wall

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Too many chiefs by half

Jan 27, 2010: It is plausible that CSA is under government pressure to follow rugby's lead by appointing a black coach. South Africa's blip in form would be a convenient excuse to do just that

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Smells like a trade-off

Aug 15, 2009: The GCB and the South African board may have kissed and made up, but quite a few questions remain unanswered

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Who's talking about colour now?

Jun 2, 2009: Why aren't the critics talking about the Amlas and the Duminys? A look at the hypocrisy in South African attitudes towards transformation

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Pariahs turn glitterati

Apr 14, 2009: From outcasts to the number one destination for global sports events, South Africa has come a long way

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Not bad for a mad lad

Mar 27, 2009: Andre Nel has called time on a career fuelled by an unstoppable, demented internal combustion

Recess is over

Mar 16, 2009: Australia now seem to have the wood on their favourite whipping boys for good

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Why unfairness makes cricket special

Jonathan Wilson: It's the only sport that expects its athletes to perform feats they are bad at, and where the conditions can turn a match on its head

    Tiny totals, and lower-order triples

Ask Steven: Plus, missing out on a match award despite making a double-hundred

    Why blame culture is toxic for sport

Ed Smith: Is ranting at players during team talks like bloodletting in the age of quack doctors?

The bat wars

The Cricket Monthly: From refugee camps to multimillion-dollar businesses: the story of India's bat-making industry
TCM November issue

Golden ducks for a cause

Liam Cromar: The Primary Club, a charity founded by inept batsmen, has been supporting blind cricketers in England for six decades

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'Ridiculous waste of time and wrong decision'

In five minutes, Nathan Lyon was twice ruled not-out, controversially. The Twitter world did not hold back

The difference between Nagpur and Nottingham

One home advantage is not better or worse than the other, but this pitch had variable turn, bounce and pace to go with the fact that pitches that turn from ball one get worse with time

A six-ton Test, and Imran's prolific 30s

Plus: most runs in a Test by a New Zealander, and c&b by the same bowler twice in a Test

South Africa fall to record lows

Stats highlights from the second day's play in Nagpur, where South Africa collapsed to their lowest total since their return to Test cricket

SA look for new fairytale as dream run ends

South Africa's unbeaten run on the road may be over, but rather than mull over their loss, the team must draw heart from their past battles and start afresh to script another era of domination

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