To overcome seemingly insurmountable odds, sportspeople need to enter a certain state of mind.
The Black Lives Matter movement reminds us that using national anthems at sporting events is often insensitive and whitewashes the prevalence of racism in sport.
Decades into democracy, the country’s top cricketers still come from fewer than 50 elite schools – mostly boys-only schools.
Interviewing dozens of South African cricketers across all levels of the sport finds a perception that transformation has, in fact, slowed since the early 1990s.
No-one ever asks the players how the quota system affects them. When one academic did, she found conflicting and complex responses about the impact of transformation in South African sport.
Ben Stokes has gone from villain to national hero. His story provides hope for us all.
Technology in sport is a constant source of controversy as players and officials struggle to keep up.
The main sporting venues in Australian capitals have had an upgrade in recent times, with the notable exception of Sydney, where leaders seem mired in indecision and political bickering.
The Australian Open tennis and the recent Ashes Test cricket series show why our sporting stadiums need to be “climate-proofed” to deal with extreme heat.
Australian cricket captain Steve Smith’s play during the recent Ashes saw him hailed as one of the greatest Australian players. So what do the numbers say?
In the final episode of our three-part cricket video series, we look at bowlers and how they find their rhythm and develop a game plan, and why left-armers are so successful.
In the second of a three-part series, we look at how batsmen make split-second decisions and cope with the mental demands of Test cricket.
Ever wondered how cricket captains make all the decisions they need to make in a test match? In the first of a three-part series, we look at what goes through a captain’s mind on the pitch.
England’s cricket team is expected to lose the series against aggressive Australian opposition. But they might just defy expectations.
Is the 20-over format a friend or foe for English cricket?
South Africa’s cricket is on the rise again, now represented by players of all the country’s races. One of them is Temba Bavuma. His first test century in 2015 knocked a few perceptions for a six.
A string of quick victories for the home side have left cricket’s backers massively out of pocket.
The Ashes start tomorrow but the war of words has already begun.
Richie Benaud was a key figure in cricket’s transformation into an entertainment business. A reading of his life is a tale of the changing relationships between sport, media, business and society.