Grudge match puts Smith under the spotlight
Grudge match puts Smith under the spotlight

The problems facing South Africa as they prepare for two must-win matches in the Champions Trophy

Calling the spin doctors
Calling the spin doctors

South Africa's desperate need for a top-class spinner

Thanks for shattering the dreams
Thanks for shattering the dreams

An open letter to Ken Gordon, President of the West Indies Cricket Board, over the recent cancellation of the Stanford Super Stars match against South Africa

Prince of darkness
Prince of darkness

Ashwell Prince's appointment as South Africa's first black captain is either the most important and significant moment in the game's history in this country or utterly irrelevant

Cricket's wafer-thin mint
Cricket's wafer-thin mint

The greed of cricket's administrators in relation to the Afro-Asia Cup

South Africa's midwinter madness
South Africa's midwinter madness

On the South African Highveld, from Bloemfontein to Johannesburg, the grass dies in the winter and it never rains. It is cold, often bitterly so. In Cape Town, by contrast, it normally rains a lot in the winter and the grass is saturated

Catching up...and down
Catching up...and down

South Africa's coach Mickey Arthur discusses his tempestuous first series and the abrasive aura of his captain

Shooting from the hip
Shooting from the hip

Graeme Smith's part in the "War of Words" ahead of the series against Australia

One-man army
One-man army

Neil Manthorp on Andy Flower and the art of the two-fingered salute

A little more love and care
A little more love and care

Jennings is out, Arthur is in. What will one take, and what will the other bring?

Revenge is sweet
Revenge is sweet

South Africa are so up for the Australia challenge, it's frightening, says Bob Woolmer

The last test
The last test

Neil Manthorp surveys the combatants in what promises to be the mother of all battles - the South Africa-Australia series

Cold war
Cold war

The South Africa-New Zealand series may seem like just another humdrum barrage of ODIs but there could be a particularly pronounced whiff of cordite in the air

Donald joins South Africa coaching staff
Donald joins South Africa coaching staff

Allan Donald has been appointed as a specialist coach for the high performance programme

Hall's innings supports Jennings's creed
Hall's innings supports Jennings's creed

The corner-turning moment of the match so far came before the vehicle had even left the garage, let alone made its way to the starting line: on Thursday, Smith had approved Andrew Hall as his opening partner

A tournament dripping with artificiality
A tournament dripping with artificiality

Neil Manthorp on a forgettable day at the Afro-Asia Cup

Too many questions for comfort
Too many questions for comfort

For too many reasons to mention, the whole thing just doesn't feel right, says Neil Manthorp on the Afro-Asian Cup

Slaughtering the golden goose
Slaughtering the golden goose

It should come as no surprise to cricket fans that South Africa are preparing to slaughter the golden goose

A sorry saga
A sorry saga

The fallout of racial slurs

The legacy of positive discrimination
The legacy of positive discrimination

Mark Boucher's politically-motivated exclusion from the South African Test team has reopened the debate on whether the country's determination to transform the demographics of its sports teams is fair or right