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Faf du Plessis steps down as South Africa captain

South African cricketer Faf du Plessis stepped down as the international skipper of his side, Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced on Monday. According to the release, the 35-year old needed to take a step back from captaincy in order to help the emergence of young leaders within the team.   …

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Cricket and its tryst with pink yet again

As South Africa and England take the field at Wanderers in Johannesburg on Sunday, the teams will be sporting pink on their jerseys in a bid to support and unite cricket fans and spread awareness and raise funds for breast cancer. The match on Sunday will be South Africa’s ninth …

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South Africa vs England, 4th Test: What’s there in it?

This series went from lip-smacking competitive to lop-sided in just a session of the third Test when Ben Stokes lined up Keshav Maharaj and Kagiso Rabada earned a ban for venting out at the…well, stumps. From 1-1 and a lot of anticipation, the series suddenly wore a 3-1 expression as …

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Ottis Gibson joins Bangladesh as bowling coach

Former South African head coach Ottis Gibson is the new bowling coach of Bangladesh cricket team. A release from Bangladesh Cricket Board confirmed his association with the team on Tuesday. Gibson replaced Charl Langeveldt and signed a two-year agreement with the board. Gibson will take charge from Bangladesh’s upcoming three-match …

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South Africa set to turn over a new leaf under Quinton de Kock

CreSouth Africa, on Tuesday, announced wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock as their new One Day International skipper, replacing long-time skipper Faf du Plessis. South Africa had recently changed their administration with Graeme Smith taking over as the Director of Cricket at Cricket South Africa. Mark Boucher was made Head coach …

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ICC Under-19 World Cup 2020: South Africa and Afghanistan kick off proceedings

Hosts South Africa are all set to take on Afghanistan to kick off the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup on Friday (January 17) at the at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley. The young Proteas are in Group D along with Afghanistan, Canada and United Arab Emirates. They are the strong …

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Aiden Markram fractures finger; out for 2 months

South African Test opener Aiden Markram has been ruled out of the remainder of the four-match Test series against England after fracturing his left ring finger. Markram picked up the injury while fielding during the second day of the first Test at Centurion that the hosts won. He continued playing …

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Archer, Stokes rested for ODI series against South Africa

England chose to rest a number of their key players who played a huge hand in the ICC World Cup triumph earlier this year when they announced the ODI and the T20I squads that will play South Africa in February. Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Mark Wood have …

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JP Duminy ruled out of MSL 2019!!

South African all-rounder Jean Paul Duminy has been ruled out of the ongoing Mzansi Super League due to a hamstring injury that he suffered in the lead up to his team Paarl Rocks’ opener against Cape Town Blitz on Sunday at the Boland Park.  Duminy was diagnosed with a high-grade …

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The Vernon Philander and other selection questions for South Africa

He has dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara twice this Test match. And twice without needing a fielder to complete the job for him. But the seam bowler is under scrutiny for his role in the side after Vizag as South Africa seek a more aggressive bowling option.  Dismissing Pujara should easily be …

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