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Community Level 2Jackal123

Jackal123

A detailed analysis

Advantagesgood fielding

Disadvantageslack of spinner

"...the current situation in the South African team. The South African team has always been under the shadow of the legendary Australian team, over the past couple of years and the ongoing series against the Aussies was a perfect chance for them to prove their ability. However, just like most other test cricket nations they have been totally outclassed and currently trail 2-0 in the series with the series lost and only one test remaining. To be honest ..." Read review
30.12.2001

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Bottlers! Review with images

AdvantagesGood team

DisadvantagesCoke

"...to know some of the South African players as the Kolpak ruling flooded the county championship with this particular breed of cricketers. I can't say they are the nicest blokes but they play hard on and off the pitch so fair enough, Herschel Gibbs cracking biography detailing exactly that attitude. But small clubs like Northants had to exploit the Kolpak ruling, another welcome method to save money, a labour loophole allowing South Africans the right ..." Read review
30.03.2011

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Community Level 5polydeuces

polydeuces

Worth A Gamble

AdvantagesStrong batting line-up and superb attack

DisadvantagesStill recovering from Cronje scandal

"Since the reintroduction of South Africa to world cricket after the apartheid years it has been an interesting few years. South Africa had built a team under Hansie Cronje which was capable of rivalling Australia and the West Indies who in the late 1990’s were still one of the teams to beat. There were still some problems to overcome not least an overzealous and in my view misguided attempt to ensure there was a multiracial element to all the ..." Read review
05.01.2001

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Community Level 3northers

northers

Chokers

AdvantagesSo much talent

DisadvantagesWilt under pressure

"South Africa are the chokers of world cricket. With the talent they have at their disposal, they should be challenging and beating Australia, the best team in the world. When you look at the South African batting lineup, it is difficult to imagine any team bowling them out cheaply, especially with Mark Boucher batting as low as number nine on a regular basis. This shows just how good the middle order really is. The bowling talent is also ..." Read review
03.08.2000

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Community Level 3AdonisC

AdonisC

The Cronje affair

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"...have on the state of South African cricket. Yes, Cronje has been disgraced, what he did was selfish, greedy and totally unprofessional, and yes, he has somewhat dragged the integrity of the game through proverbial mud. However, we must all understand that he was a pawn caught in the complex web that is asian gambling. He had been drawn in and could not get out without the ringleaders threatening to expose him....a 'spiral of deceit' as one could ..." Read review
14.08.2000

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Community Level 2jonty.h

jonty.h

Boooo

AdvantagesGood cricketers

DisadvantagesBribery

"South Africa is a country bursting with cricketing talent. We have seen this through such players as Lance Klusener, Shaun Pollock, Alan Donald. The list goes on and on. Why did they have to spoil it? They are or were the second best team in World Cricket, behind only the mighty Australians. They can bat right down to number 11 and had a good captain - Hansie Cronje, or at least thats what i thought until the match fixing scandals came out. He is ..." Read review
20.08.2000

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Community Level 1nanobot

nanobot

Threat to SA cricket

AdvantagesAll round top quality

DisadvantagesRetirements starting to emerge

"...England i am an avid South Africa fan. It has not escaped my attention therefore that this great team could soon be in a spot of bother. With the retirement of Allan Donald to start with, he's been a great paceman for SA over the years and he has rather gone a little too far, i think it was a wise decision for him to step down. But in the very near future i see more of their better players bowing out og International cricket. The likes of Jonty ..." Read review
11.03.2003

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Community Level 1dave_hutton

dave_hutton

Hansie will never die

AdvantagesGreat Fielding

DisadvantagesNo Hansie

"South Africa maybe one of the top three sides in the world but the fact is the side that Hansie Cronje once lead will never ever be back, in my opinion it was the best side of all times. Before Hansie confessed to the shocking or should I say indulged in the shocking South Africa were walking through the cricketing world as a reaper through a cornfield. The team was the most balanced ever; Hansie the most amazing captain that ever lead a team, ..." Read review
30.04.2004

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Community Level 1riddy

riddy

CRICKET .SOUTH.AFRICA.

AdvantagesPLAYING CRICKET KEEPS YOU FIT

Disadvantages....South africa are a good team and so are other teams

"I absolutely love cricket and some people think cricket is boring, well it can be sometimes but not all the time. I mean football can be boring if they dont score. S.A are my fav team and my fav fielder is jonty rhodes. I think he rules and most of his divings are great. I also try to dive for the ball and do stuff like he does. I am really into cricket and i enjoy the sport.I personally think more people should first play the game then decide ..." Read review
11.10.2001

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Community Level 2mintboy

mintboy

Kick them out!

AdvantagesEngland wont loose to them again

DisadvantagesThe image of cricket has suffered

"...then they must take action against South Africa. ..." Read review
22.07.2000

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