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David Miller

David Miller’s renewed vigour is just what South Africa needed

"His return to form, and more importantly, a clearer vision from his part, where he realized the importance of partnering an in-form batter led to a series victory in Australia, and the side would be hoping that he can...
Shaun Marsh

Shaun Marsh bounces back: Can he turn Australia’s fortunes around?

"It is hight time Marsh takes up responsibility, being one of the most senior members of the side. His performances need to be consistent and should ideally set an example for those who are getting started with their international...
Marcus Stoinis

Marcus Stoinis’ all-round performance a silver lining for Australia despite series loss

"Despite all their problems, Marcus Stoinis’ all-round performance in this series has been a silver lining for Australia" Australia has to deal with the disappointment of yet another series loss after losing the three-match ODI series against South Africa, at...
South Africa

Where are South Africa’s young batsmen?

"Markram and Klaasen with averages of 25 and Hendricks with an average of 29.50 aside, Temba Bavuma, Khaya Zondo and Christiaan Jonker have gotten opportunities. None of them, though, have etched down their names in wood for the World...

Dale Steyn and the art of not giving up

"Can you blame Head or Short for their poor technique? Probably yes. But they were up against a fast bowler who is arguably the best fast bowler of his generation" The last time Dale Steyn was at Perth, he was...
Aaron Finch

Aaron Finch: The un-Australian leader in un-Australian times

"His limitations as a batsman are there for everyone to see. But over the course of his career, Finch has overcome his deficiencies, played to his limitations and moulded a career worth being proud of" Not too long ago, Aaron...


Real Madrid are the champions of Champions League

It felt like one of those old flicks they show on Saturday afternoons in which the gang successfully gets together for one final, big heist. Except, even without Mbappe, you suspect this won't be their last -- not when there's a guy like Ancelotti, one of the few men who can pull off the cardigan-cigar-shades combination and lead a team in transition to a league and cup double. Not with young guns - Vinicius, Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga, Rodrygo - already with the "big one" under their belt. Not with Courtois, in the prime of his career, staking a claim as the world's No. 1 between the posts and getting a few things off his chest. ("We showed again who is the King of Europe.")

14 for Real Madrid