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Selection gambles on the basis of quota restrictions will not leave SA too well. It’s time for some kind of inspiration and performance…I think rassie is the perfect fit

Time to give Rassie van der Dussen a chance at Test captaincy

I think Elgar’s an option, however he hasn’t been of the same form of late. His captained once in Lords and well that was miserable. I just think it will be an added burden.

Time to give Rassie van der Dussen a chance at Test captaincy

Well if they are associated with Antifa they will.
I mean I say the same thing, you don’t have institutional racism in the US, there’s no piece of US legislation that defends what happened to George Floyd. Rather in the aftermath of this instance, the police officer concerned was summoned, suspended and is now out of service facing a trial.
White genocide in South African farms is the very reason why countries like Russia are offering land to immigrant Afrikaners communities. Australia and New Zealand are also taking good numbers of those leaving SA for the very same reason.

South Africa is heading Zimbabwe’s way and there’s no stopping it

Absolutely but that’s what crippling the performances of the national team. Government backed selection polices are the very reason besides dwindling salaries which have led to his talent Drain.

South Africa is heading Zimbabwe’s way and there’s no stopping it

That’s not systemic racism…. there’s no US law that defends that….these are lone instances….if you read the Gallop statistics, the chances of a black man shooting another black guy is 2:1 compared to a police officer shooting a black guy

South Africa is heading Zimbabwe’s way and there’s no stopping it

Well that’s the thing….show me a single institution or regulation/law in the US at this point which is racist in intent?

South Africa is heading Zimbabwe’s way and there’s no stopping it

White genocide in South African farms is actually documented by RT, AFP and by several international journals like Bram Vermuelen.
BLM is currently fighting to end systemic racism, which has been wiped out of the US since the 70s.
Exodus of people during Apartheid was not related to sports but now it is.

South Africa is heading Zimbabwe’s way and there’s no stopping it

Conte wants a certain profile of players and that’s why he trusts his old dogs in Vidal. I still think Hakimi is a player to improve, and they got some good signings up for the task in Serie A. But definitely this season is like now or never

Will a silverware-less season spell the end for Antonio Conte at Inter?

Interestingly that is what Africa has been to Europe both in terms of football and cricket. Talent Drain!

South Africa is heading Zimbabwe’s way and there’s no stopping it

I don’t think so.
Greame Smith is the only former white player to come forward. Kallis,Paul Harris, Langeveldt have all stayed away. Boucher now has to work with black coaches to make the coaching staff more inclusive.
The FC cricket is a shamble only at par with West Indies and Pakistan.
The ANC’s intervention is only going to complicate matters and turn the entire operations section under the purview of the government which will see more aggressive quotas.
Finally even if Kolpak deals are no available they will still get chances in the lower tier T20 leagues around the world.

South Africa is heading Zimbabwe’s way and there’s no stopping it

Reverse racism is in full swing in the Republic and the country is going bankrupt , at least that’s all the naked eye can see.

South Africa is heading Zimbabwe’s way and there’s no stopping it

Exactly at least with Azhar, Shan and Asad you can say that they are technically better to face the likes of Broad and Anderson…..Fawad is at the wrong place at the wrong time.

Was Fawad Alam ready for Southampton?

When i talk about Asad, Misbah or for the fact Azhar, their averages till 2017 outside Asia was over 30; since 2007, only Pakistani players till 2017 had combined averages over 30 in SENA countries. That’s speaks for a fact. Even Younis had less than 30 in that period.

Fawad Alam, for all the praise that we sing, is definitely not in that bracket. He is more like the Khurram Manzoor who failed to establish himself after the Sri Lanka series; and as for his first class stats, it only sky rocketed post 2014 Asia Cup.
First innings in Southampton was a big disappointment and the ironic thing is, this time around it was not his temperament which failed him, but his technique. If he plays the next game(hope he’s not) the series will become a nightmare to forget.

Was Fawad Alam ready for Southampton?

Alam is no Misbah for one thing.Selecting a player in the squad on the basis of public outcry is no good sign, besides whom did Fawad replace in this Test -Shadab Khan, really?That’s how poor this selection was for the match and judging by his stance, his more akin to Dom Sibley and Nick Crompton and even worse rather than closer to Chanderpaul.And what’s wrong to suggest that he’s a flat track bully, I guess you should take a look at this year’s Quaid-e-Azam trophy.
Maybe I should add this as well- players like Khurram Manzoor, Fawad Alam never got a chance in the team not cause they didn’t score big in Quiad-e-Azam, it was purely because they never showed the temperament in English or South African conditions, unlike the heavily-scrutinized Asad Shafiq or for that matter, Azhar Ali as well.

Was Fawad Alam ready for Southampton?

Alam is no Misbah for one thing.
Selecting a player in the squad on the basis of public outcry is no good sign, besides whom did Fawad replace in this Test -Shadab Khan, really?
That’s how poor this selection was for the match and judging by his stance, his more akin to Dom Sibley and Nick Crompton and even worse rather than closer to Chanderpaul.
And what’s wrong to suggest that he’s a flat track bully, I guess you should take a look at this year’s Quaid-e-Azam trophy

Was Fawad Alam ready for Southampton?

I told you so mate, ever since the start of the Australian series in 2016, he’s way better than De Villiers, who’s more of a mercenary, earning 15 million a year plus cherry-picking the games he wanna play; I mean he’s one of those who will go along to get along, never admitted the guilt of choosing Philander over Abbott in the 2015 semi-final

Proteas exposing England's Ashes frailties

I think much of these flaws have been exposed by Du Plessis’ shrewd captaincy, Ronan. Each innings, Moeen Ali’s wicket , plus the tactic against Cook and root in 2nd innings.

Proteas exposing England's Ashes frailties

Staying up late or ur English

England vs Australia Highlights: Champions Trophy live scores, blog

England does not have a chance, WT20 isn’t everywhere. Much of this optimism stems from their runners-up finish in the previous edition and the WT20. England’s bowling will have to be better than the first XI you’ve suggested

Why England are the favourites for the Champions Trophy

I mean that is the general perception,the chokers’ tag is so infamously connected to South Africa in major events, that any praiseworthy piece highlighting their balance and team culture would often be looked down upon. I wish I could’ve submitted this to SuperSport, perhaps I would have got a payment

The Champions Trophy is South Africa's best opportunity to create history

They have shown it against a quality New Zealand side in their backyard

The Champions Trophy is South Africa's best opportunity to create history

The winner being South Africa, everybody wrote off my prediction that South Africa can beat Australia in Australia despite not having Ab De Vililers, they won it 2-1, Du Plessis proved he was a better captain than De Villiers

The Champions Trophy is South Africa's best opportunity to create history

No doubt about it, mate

Is winning the Europa League an easier way to secure Champions League football?

Yeah so it’s an easy way out for him; and by stark contrast when he took over Chelsea in 2013-14, when Benitez left, he said he would rather make it to the Champions League knock-outs than play all the while in Europa League; maybe this year, he’s got more enlightened

Is winning the Europa League an easier way to secure Champions League football?

If it was Faf Du Plessis doing the same stuff in Australia, opinions would have starkly differed

Steve Smith's "brain fade" was cheating that should be punished