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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

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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22-Sep-2017 It's impossible not to respect Jimmy Anderson

Whatever his faults, James Anderson has proved that he is one of the best fast bowlers of the modern era.

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18-Sep-2017 Remembering JP Duminy as he should have been

Fond memories of Jean-Paul Duminy, South Africa's frustrating sometimes-genius, who recently retired from Test cricket.

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13-Jul-2017 Faf du Plessis: The Great South African Wall

Faf du Plessis and his ability to overcome any situation has always given hope to the Proteas.

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05-Jul-2017 South Africa's opening conundrum

Which one of these 4 players will open the batting in the Tests against England with Dean Elgar?

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31-Mar-2017 Maharaj magic gives Proteas confidence

South Africa are rightly excited about Keshav Maharaj, the 9th most prolific wicket-taker of 2017 so far.

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16-Mar-2017 How to be a cricket commentator

A cynic's guide to becoming one of the people who are paid to say "interesting things" about cricket matches.

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19-Jan-2017 Chance to shine for SA's fringe players

In the absence of de Villiers, Amla, Duminy, du Plessis, Rabada and others, these lesser seen South African players can showcase their abilities.

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09-Dec-2016 Jennings' ton reignites transformation blame game

Keaton Jennings is the latest player who was born in South Africa but is playing for England.

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