The Proteas’ ship is on the brink of hitting an iceberg exactly where the Titanic started its disastrous voyage: Southampton. But how did we get here, their tournament on the brink of ending before it starts?
The most successful team in Cricket World Cup history is out to shake off the shame of Sandpapergate and, with their backs against the wall, Australia are in the exact circumstances under which they thrive.
South Africa’s cricketers are back in the country where they were first labelled chokers. They unwittingly went on to own that tag, but plan to rid themselves of the C-word once and for all in England.
The Proteas frowned on the art of spin bowling until they found a man who could spin them out of sticky situations. More than that, Imran Tahir has revolutionised spin bowling in South African cricket.
The 10 captains who will lead their countries in the ICC World Cup held their tongues in a joint press conference last week. But once play begins, there will be no holding back with the game’s biggest prize on offer.