articles by Ben Karpinski


ICC World T20 Final: Declaration from West Indies, Chris Gayle's century and England’s 1-run loss — the crystal ball prediction

Being an off spinner, Gayle laughs but acknowledges his gesture. He alters his run up, Morgan sets himself for the final ball, Gayle releases his ‘leggy’, it pitches outside off, and absolutely rips through Morgan – CLEAN BOWLED!


World T20: New Zealand are making the game look good and it's hard to envy England's task at hand

If there are cricket gods, and they were asked who they are backing right now in this tournament, I reckon they would back New Zealand.


World T20: Faf du Plessis failed as a captain; South Africa lacked bold decisions and out-of-the-box thinking

Unfortunately South Africa just don’t have the balls to do what is needed to take control. Their fear of failure is still their biggest handicap, and so strong it is, all they can do is fail.


Oops, they did it again: West Indies tried to help but 'choke-masters' South Africa live up to their tag

South Africa do have a mathematical chance of still getting through to the semi-finals if England lose to Sri Lanka, then South Africa smash Sri Lanka. But they don’t deserve to progress

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Dale Steyn is South Africa's greatest modern-day pacer, but his tryst with limited-overs cricket is done

Steyn may still reach past heights in the Test arena, but the ODI-T20 stuff has passed him by, and the selectors need to take this one the chin and move on now.


World T20: Despite win over Afghanistan, South Africa bowlers inspired very little confidence yet again

South Africa can win this tournament with the bat, but they are looking like they will surely lose it with the ball


ICC World T20: South Africa perish under pressure again as their bowling looks too problematic to fix

For South Africa, you may think it is best for them to get the choke out of the way early on. This however isn’t something you just shrug off, and will haunt this attack going forward no matter how prolific the batting.


World T20 Preview: Full of talent and experience, South Africa are right up there with favourites India

If Leonardo DiCaprio can finally win an Oscar, South Africa win an ICC trophy.