Donald Bradman once said that cancelling the Australia series against South Africa in 1971, which resulted in SA’s cricket isolation for 21 years ‘was one of the saddest days of my life. It meant the end of Barry Richards’ Test career.’
Sometimes the word ‘legend’ or ‘great’ is thrown around loosely when speaking about players but after playing 149 Tests, 448 ODIs and 55 T20s for his country we can safely say that Mahela Jayawardene is both.
When hearing the name Mignon du Preez, the average person on the street can be forgiven for not knowing who that is, but the South Africa women’s captain, ‘Minx’ as she is known to friends, is determined to change that.
England top order batsman Ian Bell is one of the most experienced players in the current Ashes series, and chatted to Cricket365 about his preparations, Trevor Bayliss, and facing Mitchell Johnson again.