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Daniel Gallan

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About Me

Daniel is a freelance sports journalist from Johannesburg who would always rather be watching Test cricket. He has a passion for uncovering the hidden side of sport and is always on the lookout for themes that others might have missed. The psychological, cultural, political and sociological narratives that weave their way through sport are the reasons why Daniel does what he does. Follow him @danielgallan

13-Jul-2018 Cricket XI at the FIFA World Cup 2018

In honour of the other World Cup, here is a dream team of cricketers and the type of football team they might make.

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04-Jun-2018 Where have all the Saffers gone?

The absence of a competitive domestic T20 tournament is having negative effects on South Africans playing in the IPL and elsewhere.

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30-May-2018 The true legacy of AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers made us feel special just for the privilege of being able to witness his extraordinary feats.

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28-Feb-2018 Re-evaluating Dean Elgar: An Interview

The brave & nuggety opening batsman for South Africa deserves praise for his skill & consistency.

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29-Jan-2018 South Africa: Player ratings vs India

The Freedom Test series belonged to the Proteas bowlers, while the batsmen floundered.

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12-Jan-2018 When cleaning up the tail, there's no substitute for pace

As India learned in the first Test against South Africa, the faster you bowl, the easier it is to go through the lower order.

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04-Jan-2018 South Africa need to be careful in search of revenge

The Proteas' plan of preparing seam-friendly pitches could backfire, as it has in the past.

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21-Dec-2017 5 moments from African Derby Test history

South Africa and Zimbabwe have not played each other often in Test cricket, but the times they have are memorable.

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06-Nov-2017 In the line of fire

The perils of short leg, the most dangerous fielding position for a player to occupy.

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05-Oct-2017 Tigers reluctant to bare teeth

Bangladesh did not seem to believe they could beat South Africa in the first Test match, but that belief is necessary.

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