FAF du Plessis will play his last match for South Africa for almost a month, perhaps more, in the second T20 against Pakistan at Newlands today.
Without Amla and Steyn heat will truly be on. NEITHER Graeme Smith nor Misbah-ul-Haq wanted to dwell on the implications of Hashim Amla and Dale Steyn missing the second Test between Pakistan and SA in Dubai today.
SELF-EXAMINATION is the best outcome of defeat and South African cricket received a reason for a healthy dose last week.
GRAEME Smith’s triple celebration at the Wanderers today is in no danger of being overshadowed by the start of the Test series between South Africa and Pakistan.
THAT South Africans adore Graeme Smith was made plain in the happy chaos of an autograph signing session at a Johannesburg shopping mall yesterday.
GRAEME Smith is not in danger of falling victim to the hype that surrounds his record 100th Test as a captain, a moment that will arrive when he leads SA against Pakistan at the Wanderers on Friday.