Daniel Gallan

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Daniel Gallan is a freelance cricket correspondent for Eyewitness News based in the UK. Follow him on Twitter @danielgallan

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Rain no reprieve for struggling Proteas

In good times this break might be viewed as a reprieve as the early losses of Hashim Amla and Aiden Markram for single-figure scores has left the Proteas struggling at 29 for 2. But, in case any fan needed reminding, these are not good times.

Proteas batters get the reality check they deserve

A total of 227/9 was never going to be enough and questions will be asked of Faf du Plessis’ decision to bat first under cloudy skies when his best chance of toppling India was taking wickets with the new ball.

Du Plessis keeps the faith despite two Proteas losses

In sporting terms, the Proteas are staring into the abyss. But there are no guarantees in sport. As we have already seen in the competition, upsets do happen. Hope endures so long as the captain keeps the faith.

Alpha Ngidi down but not out

The rounds come thick and fast and this power puncher is not on the canvas yet. The bell rings again on Sunday where a less resilient opponent awaits, writes Daniel Gallan.

DANIEL GALLAN: England’s star power sets them apart

Daniel Gallan says that England's trio of Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes have the ability to take apart any team at the World Cup and are already serious contenders for the most valuable player before a ball has been bowled.

Expectation manifests in different ways in World Cup opener

It’s not just on the field that captains Faf du Plessis and Eoin Morgan have different waters to navigate. Off the field, particularly in the pre-match press conference in the bowels of the Kennington Oval, both captains are presenting conflicting messages.