Posts Tagged "Graeme Smith"
This team should be strong given the deep talent pool to choose from. However I did find it hard to compile given the number of similarly high quality openers and spinners and surprisingly few middle order options.
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I am not one to brag, in fact I rather despise braggarts. They have a condescending manner in which they want everyone to know how great they are and more often than not it comes across in rather poor taste.
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South Africa skipper Graeme Smith has labelled his team’s second successive series win in Australia as the proudest moment of his decorated Test career.
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In cricket, as in any field of endeavour, there are victories that in time undermine the premise of the battle.
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With the number one ranking going on the line this Friday at the WACA, Michael Clarke and the selectors have a tough decision on whether to play four quicks plus Shane Watson or to play three quicks plus Shane Watson and spinner Nathan Lyon.
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Captain Graeme Smith says a great escape in Adelaide has given South Africa even more heart as they consider risking injured champion Jacques Kallis in the deciding Test against Australia.
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Bowling continues to remain an onerous task on a flat Adelaide track as honours were shared on the second day of the Adelaide Test match.
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When Matthew Wade made a right royal botch of stumping South Africa skipper Graeme Smith in Adelaide yesterday, it was a defining moment of the second Test.
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Far from packing it in, South Africa are preparing for moving day in the second Test against Australia. Inspired by an unbeaten century from captain Graeme Smith, the Proteas fought their way back into the Adelaide Test on Friday.
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Records tumbled on the first day of the Adelaide Test and a wounded South African team were at the receiving end of absolute pasting.
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James Pattinson’s verbal barrage towards under-siege South Africa Captain Graeme Smith is by no means going to quieten down.
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As the hotly anticipated series between Australia and South Africa is being played out down under, let us recall one of these nations’ best encounters.
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Ah, sledging in cricket. A comment about poor technique there, a few words here, it’s all about what former New Zealand wicketkeeper Adam Parore called “mental gamesmanship.”
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South Africa skipper Graeme Smith has demanded much better from his highly-acclaimed pace attack which was made second-rate in their series-opening Gabba draw.
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As I watched the Aussies push hard for an unlikely victory in the last two sessions of the first Test, I did as many do these days and checked Twitter to see what my fellow Tweeps had to say about the spirited action in front of us.
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Australia and South Africa commence the new season of cricket in the first of three Tests at the Gabba in Brisbane today.
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As the first Test against top-ranked South Africa starts in Brisbane on Friday, my mind goes back to their last Test on Australian soil. Do you remember the Sydney thriller of January 2009?
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Captain Graeme Smith and coach Gary Kirsten pledged they would not take England lightly in the remaining two Tests, after South Africa swept to a comprehensive innings and 12 run victory at the Oval on Monday.
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News on cricket has been hard to find in recent weeks, with NRL, AFL, tennis, Olympic previews and Tour de France highlights dominating the sports reports.
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South African skipper Graeme Smith believes Michael Clarke’s Australian cricket team deserve more credit than they’ve received over a difficult past 12 months.
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