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AB de Villiers: no better cricketer to watch

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HE WAS THE cricketer other cricketers wanted to be – and there is no greater compliment. RON REED salutes AB de Villiers on his retirement from the international game: CRICKET FANS, and statisticians, are always debating the identity of the world’s best batsma... More »

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It’s not a war, says elder statesman

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SLEDGING IS an even bigger threat to cricket's well being than ball tampering, according to the iconic Dr Ali Bacher. KEN PIESSE spent an hour with South African cricket's renaissance man. More »

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Ball tampering gets raised again

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NEW ball-tampering allegations, this time against South Africa, have been raised in Johannesburg as the most acrimonious Test series since Bodyline goes into its final hours. KEN PIESSE, on the spot in Johannesburg, reports: AS Australia’s top order was being ... More »

Big questions for Australian cricket

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OUT OF the wreck of Australia's derailed South African campaign could come some valuable lessons on and off the field after Tim Paine's patched up top order was blown away on Saturday in Johannesburg. KEN PIESSE reports. More »

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Aussies fight hard but face a mighty tough Test ahead

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AUSTRALIA was gallant in the field without Mitchell Starc but could yet forfeit the final Test in Johannesburg in four days, reports KEN PIESSE: LIFE AFTER Steve Smith is going to be tough. Australia’s bloodstained final fortnight of its campaign here is headi... More »

Sportshound Colin Dale made front page news at the South African Test in 1994.
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Can we hope for a new cricket era?

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SPORTSHOUNDS writer COLIN DALE witnessed a whole new era begin for cricket 24 years ago at the historic 1994 South Africa-Australia test at Wanderers. He returns hoping that history will repeat itself – and that it’s a new era for Australian cricket. More »

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Steve Smith will not lead again

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STEVE SMITH will never captain Australia again, even when his stiff suspension, to be announced later today, is known, KEN PIESSE reports from Johannesburg. More »