Clear mind, clear focus, no distractions: how Kallis does it
Clear mind, clear focus, no distractions: how Kallis does it

Neil Manthorp looks at the reasons for Jacques Kallis's phenomenal run of success

Offensive naïvety
Offensive naïvety

Introduction | Peter English | Rahul Bhattacharya

From hopelessness to neverland
From hopelessness to neverland

South Africa's epochal series win in Australia had everything international sport should

Allan Donald to coach Mountaineers
Allan Donald to coach Mountaineers

The former South African fast-bowling great will take charge of reigning domestic champions the Mountaineers for at least the forthcoming season which begins on September 6

Ntini takes 10 at Lord's
Ntini takes 10 at Lord's

At the home of cricket, a young South African makes a statement

Public reaction to doping scare was hard to deal with - Steyn
Public reaction to doping scare was hard to deal with - Steyn

Dale Steyn says he was "very disappointed" at public reaction during his recent drug scare

Rhodes takes five
Rhodes takes five

Not a bird, not a plane, it's Jonty on fire

IPL games to take 15 minutes more
IPL games to take 15 minutes more

Fans who have become accustomed to T20 matches lasting just three hours are in for a surprise during the second season of the IPL - they will now last three and a quarter hours. Part of the appeal of the shortest form of the game is the non-stop action bu

Arthur bemused by Nielsen comments
Arthur bemused by Nielsen comments

South Africa's coach, Mickey Arthur, has reacted with bewildered amusement to the recent outburst from opposite number Tim Nielsen

Returning to his first love
Returning to his first love

Duncan Fletcher wants to coach, but without the pressure of responsibility, and that's exactly what the South Africa job gives him

Nowhere man
Nowhere man

Why the Ryan McLaren issue has implications for English and South African cricket

Goodbye Gogga
Goodbye Gogga

Paul Adams didn't last as long as he should have, but he usually burned bright when he played

A dose of vitriol
A dose of vitriol

Almost every attempt by Norman Arendse to sound placatory and reasonable during his resignation press conference was followed instantly by something contradictory

SA players satisfied with Australian tour dates
SA players satisfied with Australian tour dates

South Africa's national players have said they are 'satisfied' with the changes to the itinerary for the end of year tour to Australia but have admitted that playing the three Test matches back-to-back in what has already been described as Test Championsh

An awkward step in the right direction
An awkward step in the right direction

The abolition of the presidential 'veto' of national team selection is an enormous step in the right direction for South African cricket as it strives towards 'normalisation' yet, as important as it is, it comes shackled to a couple of backward steps, as

Kallis and Boucher to stay back in India
Kallis and Boucher to stay back in India

Jacques Kallis and Mark Boucher will stay back in India for the start of the IPL and not take part in the remainder of the domestic Twenty20

'If you can handle cricket, you can handle life'
'If you can handle cricket, you can handle life'

South Africa's grittiest customer on what the game has taught him

Union backs South Africa's players
Union backs South Africa's players

South Africa Cricketers' Association chief executive Tony Irish has responded to claims that some members of the national team could be sanctioned and perhaps even sacked on their return from Bangladesh by saying they are "groundless"

Goodbye to grace
Goodbye to grace

What made Shaun Pollock different to other sportsmen with an ultra-competitive streak was that he was gracious in victory and, after a few minutes to recover, equally gracious in defeat

No devils in these pitches
No devils in these pitches

Graeme Smith and others have blamed South Africa's tracks for the poor scores this season. They don't quite have a leg to stand on