SA cricket stats dive: Move over speedsters, spin reigns supreme

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Keshav Maharaj (Gallo)
Keshav Maharaj (Gallo)

It would have seemed inconceivable a few years back … but spin bowling, at least as evidenced by statistics, is increasingly dominating South African domestic first-class cricket, at the expense of the "express" trade.

Once renowned as the land of bristling fast bowlers – from the post-isolation era alone, showing off such past-or-present superstar figures as Allan Donald, Dale Steyn, Makhaya Ntini, Morne Morkel, Kagiso Rabada, Shaun Pollock, Vernon Philander, Brett Schultz and Anrich Nortje – the home landscape is slowly shifting.

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