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Leading Edge: Philander — bowler, batsman, human

Sunday Times

TELFORD VICE in Manchester

WE’RE all Vernon Philander. Not as bowlers: none of those who have marked out a run-up since he made his test debut in that mad game against Australia at Newlands in November 2011 — 96 all out followed by 47 all out, half of them his for only 15 — are as good at making cricket balls lie through the teeth of their seams. 425 more words

Smith slams Philander’s commitment

Times Media

TELFORD VICE at Old Trafford

GRAEME Smith has slammed the commitment of fast bowler Vernon Philander, who was ruled out of the fourth test against England on Friday with a back injury. 313 more words

Will this SA team dominate like Smith’s?

Sunday Times

TELFORD VICE in Nottingham

A leviathan loomed at Lord’s last week. Not that you could, in fairness, call Graeme Smith a sea monster. But he did loom and he was at Lord’s. 1,004 more words

Ex-players defend Rabada, but Boycott says ‘it’s his own fault’

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TELFORD VICE at Lord’s

FORMER players from both sides of the divide have rallied in defence of Kagiso Rabada in the wake of the fast bowler being banned for the second test between England and South Africa in Nottingham. 431 more words

Something old, something new as SA look to captain Elgar

Times Media

TELFORD VICE in London

COUNT Russell Domingo among those who see more than a little old-fashioned South African gees in the way Dean Elgar plays cricket. 632 more words

‘CSA talked AB out of quitting tests’ — Smith

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TELFORD VICE in London

GRAEME Smith claims AB de Villiers was talked out of test retirement by Cricket South Africa (CSA), and has advised him to give up the one-day captaincy in the best interests of his performance at the 2019 World Cup. 358 more words

De Villiers' captaincy key to SA's Champs Trophy chances

Sunday Times

TELFORD VICE in London

AB de Villiers doesn’t seem susceptible to being ambushed, but he had nowhere to run nor hide when a couple of photographers snared him in their viewfinders, paparazzi-style, at The Oval on Friday. 985 more words