Graeme Smith: News

When Hanse Cronje was caught for match-fixing, South Africa needed to find someone to resuscitate the lost trust. When the captaincy was thrust into his hands in 2001, Graeme Smith was only 22 years old. Tall, aggressive, strong, well-built, and known to hit the leather off the ball, Smith's personality, batting, and captaincy were alike. When Smith was made captain, he only had eight Tests and 22 ODIs under his belt and was the youngest ever captain in South African history. He made his presence felt in the 2003 tour to England, where he scored two consecutive double-centuries, including a 259 that still is the highest score by a foreigner at Lord's. A left-hander by trade, Smith was known for scoring quick runs. The most successful captain in Tests, Smith's success in Tests can be understood by an interesting fact. He made three English captains retire in successive tours. South Africa under Smith never lost an away series since 2006. Smith stepped down from ODI captaincy after the 2011 World Cup. In 2014, he retired from international cricket.

South Africa vs Australia T20Is: Decoding the top 5 matches

South Africa will play hosts to Australia in a three-match T20I series, starting on August 30.

Graeme Smith praises Karthik, terms Pandya 'x-factor': Key stats

Like everyone, former South African skipper Graeme Smith is impressed with the recent run of Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya and wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik.

Graeme Smith cleared of racism allegations: All we know

Former Cricket South Africa (CSA) Director of Cricket, Graeme Smith, has been cleared of several racism allegations following the "outcomes of Social Justice and Nation-Building (SJN) commission's report".

SA name Dean Elgar, Temba Bavuma as new captains

Cricket South Africa has made the desired changes in captaincy roles after removing Quinton de Kock as skipper across formats.

Quinton de Kock appointed South Africa's Test captain for 2020/21

Wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock has been appointed as the captain of South Africa's Test team for the impending season (2020/21).

South Africa confirm first tour to Pakistan in 2021

Cricket South Africa has confirmed that the Proteas men's team will travel to Pakistan for their first tour since 2007.

Ganguly a suitable candidate for ICC Chairman post: Kumar Sangakkara

Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara has backed Sourav Ganguly for the International Cricket Council's Chairman role.

Aiden Markram expresses desire to lead South Africa

South African opener Aiden Markram has expressed interest to lead the national Test side.

Smith terms comments surrounding ABD as fake

Former opener Graeme Smith, who was named South Africa's Director of Cricket a few days earlier, has termed comments surrounding AB de Villiers as fake.

Quinton de Kock won't be the Test captain: Graeme Smith

Right after being appointed as Cricket South Africa's Director, Graeme Smith revealed that Quinton de Kock will not lead the Proteas in Test cricket.

Graeme Smith appointed Cricket South Africa's Director for two years

Former opener Graeme Smith has been named South Africa's Director of Cricket for two years.

Graeme Smith set to become CSA's director of cricket

Former South Africa cricket team captain Graeme Smith is said to have accepted the role of becoming Cricket South Africa's (CSA) director of cricket.

Top records held by captains in Test cricket: Details here

Test cricket is considered to be the ultimate form of the game, as it is the toughest format, which tests the mental and physical endurance of a player to the utmost level.

Happy birthday Graeme Smith: Here's a look at his achievements

Former South Africa cricket team skipper Graeme Smith turned 38 today.

27 Dec 2018

Virat Kohli

#IndiaInAustralia: Run-machine Kohli achieves this record in overseas Tests

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli's tryst with records have continued.

03 Nov 2018

Virat Kohli

Kohli helps Test cricket stay relevant, says former SA skipper

Undoubtedly, Test cricket is no more the most popular format of the sport.

25 Aug 2018

Test Cricket

#IndiaInEngland: Can Kohli join this elite list?

Over decades, a few cricketers have scored runs aplenty on English soil in a single series.

30 May 2018

Virat Kohli

This is what Graeme Smith said about ABD's retirement

According to former Proteas skipper Graeme Smith, AB de Villiers retirement is a huge blow to the South African national team.

Here's the complete list of commentators for IPL 11

The 11th edition of the Indian Premier League is all set to kick off on Saturday, with Mumbai Indians hosting MS Dhoni's returning Chennai Super Kings.