Brevis 3rd fail in a row

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Jan 18, 2023, 15:20

That’s cricket for you - he will be feeling the heat now

Rickelton is on fire and does not make the ODI squad

New coach and nothing changes

Jan 18, 2023, 17:14

The Shit squad to represent SA against  England.   The batting  will inevitably fail continuously.     

Temba Bavuma (capt), Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Sisanda Magala, Keshav Maharaj, Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen

There are better players than those I drew a line through in SA.    

Jan 19, 2023, 02:11

Agreed Mike those players you crossed out are all shit

SA cricket is fucked and now we have a bunch of nobodies coaching the national sides and a bunch of ignorant twats as our selectors

Why the fuck do we have selectors ? Why can’t they find a merit coach who selects the squad of his choice? What’s the fucking point of a panel of selectors

Jan 19, 2023, 06:56

There was a similar selection panel iro of Rugby and Erasmus made it a condition of his acceptance of appointment that the selection panel will be abolished.   Until selection of players are domne on merit and not political BS cricket will go the same way as rugby used to be.and that is further and further down.     

Jan 19, 2023, 07:33

I warned about this happening prior to the team flying out to Oz. South African cricket is toast while the clowns are calling the shots.

Here a snapshot of Shuki Conrad the new test head coach.

Conrad first entered the coaching arena during the 1999–2000 season, as coach of a non-first-class team, Gauteng B. He remained in that position until May 2002, when he was named coach of the Gauteng senior team (at the time branded as the Highveld Strikers).[7] He was in charge of that team for the 2002–03 and 2003–04 seasons, with the team winning the Standard Bank Cup during the latter, but after the introduction of franchise cricket for the 2004–05 season took over as the inaugural coach of the Highveld Lions team.[8] Conrad left the Lions in July 2005, instead being named to replace Peter Kirsten as the coach of the Western Province–Boland franchise (now known as the Cape Cobras).[9] He remained in the position until being sacked in April 2010, but during his five-season tenure took the team to three titles – the 2006–07 MTN Domestic Championship, the 2008–09 Standard Bank Pro20 (qualifying the team for the inaugural 2009 Champions League Twenty20), and the 2009–10 Supersport Series.[10]

In October 2010, Conrad was hired as Uganda's new national coach, with the Uganda Cricket Association using funds received from its inclusion in the ICC's High Performance Programme.[11] He replaced another ex-Western Province player, Barney Mohamed,[12] and had had previous experience in Uganda, spending a week in the country in June 2005 (during the South African off-season) to help the national side prepare for the 2005 ICC Trophy.[13] However, Conrad's time as head coach of Uganda was short-lived, as his contract was terminated by mutual agreement in January 2011. He nonetheless agreed to stay on as a member of the technical team for the 2011 World Cricket League tournament, under his replacement as head coach, Martin Suji.[14] In July 2012, Conrad was a candidate for the vacant Dolphins coaching position, but lost out to Lance Klusener.[15] His next major appointment came in April 2014, when he was named head coach of Cricket South Africa's National Academy.[16]

In January 2023, Conrad was appointed as the head coach of South Africa in Test cricket.[17]


Rob Walter - White ball coach

Walter, a former South Africa strength and conditioning coach, also takes over an under-performing white-ball side, who are yet to qualify for this year's 50-over World Cup in India and were knocked out of the T20 World Cup by the Netherlands.


Enoch Nkwe - Director of Cricket

Nil national or international coaching experience except for being Boucher's assistant.


As for the above squad, after deletions there are only 4 specialist batsmen.

Jan 19, 2023, 07:52

It's the weight of expectation that will weigh down Brevis not his abundance of talent and skill. It's alright chasing the big bucks like a hired gun but there's the huge downside of pressure to perform on his young shoulders once he steps out into the middle. I hope I'm wrong but I honestly believe the pressure to perform will get to him at some point. The only solution is for him to be allowed to play in the national setup where he'll have the support of the team and others in a completely different environment.

Jan 19, 2023, 18:14

I think Stubbs falls into this category as well.

He appears to be hell bent on dispatching each ball bowled to him out of the stadium rather than being patient and punish the  deserving balls accordingly.

His aggression has to be tempered as evident once he is out as well.

But on the positive side some of the younger players are making themselves know which is great for the future of SA cricket.

Perhaps a bit of light in a dark tunnel.

Jan 20, 2023, 11:51

But on the positive side some of the younger players are making themselves know which is great for the future of SA cricket.

Perhaps a bit of light in a dark tunnel.

I wish I had your optimism. The above squad tells a's a no-no Brevis, no Rickleton, no Ferreira........I could carry on and add another four or five promising players.

So there, and abundance of youth, talent and skills, all dressed and nowhere to go.

Jan 20, 2023, 19:10

The selectors cannot continue to overlook the young guns forever.

Even though it is very late at this stage they will have to include these talented players as the support for the national team will vanish and it will be the end of cricket internationally for SA.

Never say die.........remember even the Nats got the message one way or another although it took 40 something years.

But let's hope that sanity prevails and that form, talent and results overcome the past injustices.

Fingers crossed.

Jan 21, 2023, 14:02

4th just now.:(

Jan 21, 2023, 20:09

Stubbs just added to his failure # as well.

Jan 23, 2023, 09:22

There's talk of finding a way to select Brevis to the already selected squad. Honestly don't believe they'll do the commonsense thing but you know.......

Jan 23, 2023, 20:54

Did better today...under pressure. 

Jan 23, 2023, 20:57

Still not the "Big One"

Jan 23, 2023, 22:18

Good to see Brevis bounce back

Jan 24, 2023, 08:42

This T20 stuff is a curse.

It either creates a false sense of security or unfounded insecurity.

It’s basically baseball.

Really, i’m not sure if it’s good for the younger guys.

Say Brevis and Stubbs thumped the ball to all corners during this competition…we’d inevitably be talking more about them as ODI and Test players. And the opposite is also true where if they do badly in this competition, suddenly we’re less sure of them as longer format players.

…so it’s a case of mad slog fest influencing opinions on matters that don’t have a great deal to do with slogging.

Very difficult to compartmentalise T20.

Jan 24, 2023, 12:40


I kept a close eye on his innings, seems to me he'd adopted a more measured approach as opposed to belting every ball for a six, I think he's smart enough to realise that he can't airborne every single delivery and good for him he needs to find that happy medium. People forget he's a mere 19yrs old and that he needs to develop his game and hone his skills and his doing so in the cut and thrust of international level.

It takes a special kind of player to do that and come out on top. I don't believe he can sustain a consistent level of success, different pitches, different bowlers all present an array of challengers. At the end of the day he's human and the mind and confidence are funny fellas. He needs to settle into a natural environment and that is the Proteas, sooner rather than later.

Jan 24, 2023, 17:41

You are spot on Denny.

Jan 25, 2023, 01:15

I’ve been impressed with way Brevis has gone about his business from the first time I saw him

He plays the ball on its merit. Defends the good and attacks the bad

He did this playing for the SA U19 side where he ended the tournament averaging 90 odd I think

But yes it’s a false sense of cricket reality judging him in the slash fest form of the game

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