newscricket11 days ago

Faf du Plessis: We expect a huge performance from India

Faf Du Plessis has asked his side guard against any sort of complacency and expects the visitors to put up a strong performance as the three-match series progresses. Du Plessis singled out pacers Vernon Philander and Kagiso Rabada for praise after their dominating display with the ball in Newlands.
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newscricket12 days ago

Aiden Markram feels Centurion could be a good batting wicket

While admitting that the Centurian wicket will be similar to Cape Town, Aiden Markram believes that the wicket will not be as extreme and the batsmen should be able to put up some runs. Markram also praised India by stating that he had a chance of learning new things by playing the talented side.
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newscricket14 days ago

Dale Steyn believes to recover and be "up and running in six weeks"

Dale Steyn has expressed that he has the confidence to return to the fold within six weeks to overcome his injury that he sustained during the first Test against India. The legendary pacer has also added that he is hoping to be fit for the home Test series against Australia in March-April.
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newscricket15 days ago

India vs South Africa | Duanne Olivier replaces injured Dale Steyn for Centurion Test

Cricket South Africa has included Duanne Olivier in the team to replace Dale Steyn, who picked up a heel injury during the Newlands Test, for the second Test in Centurion that begins on January 13. The SA selectors have also added uncapped 21-year-old Lungi Ngidi to their squad as well.
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newscricket15 days ago

Faf du Plessis surprised by Ajinkya Rahane’s exclusion and Jasprit Bumrah’s inclusion

Faf du Plessis has admitted that South Africa were surprised when Team India picked Rohit Sharma before Ajinkya Rahane and gave a chance to Jasprit Bumrah in the playing XI. The South African skipper has, however, praised the Indian bowlers stating that their pace attack is similar to theirs.
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newscricket15 days ago

WATCH : Newlands erupts to injured Dale Steyn’s fighting spirit as he comes out to bat

Starting from Anil Kumble’s bowling with a broken jaw to Graeme Smith’s batting with a broken hand, cricket history has been filled with many moments of heroism. Dale Steyn, today, added one more chapter to the popular narrative as he came out to bat despite suffering a severe heel injury.
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newscricket17 days ago

We need to find a way to counter Hardik Pandya, admits Kagiso Rabada

Kagiso Rabada has shown concern over Hardik Pandya’s current form after the latter played a 93-run knock, stating that SA need to find a way to "counter the Indian". Rabada has also admitted that his side is slightly ahead in the Cape Town Test after the hosts extended their lead to 142 runs.
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newscricket17 days ago

India vs South Africa | Injured Dale Steyn ruled out of the series

South Africa has confirmed that Dale Steyn has been ruled out of the remainder of the first Test match in Cape Town as well as the series against India after suffering an injury on Day 2. The management has revealed that the pacer had damaged tissues on his left heel and is unlikely to return.
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newscricket18 days ago

SA batting coach praises AB de Villiers for changing the momentum in their favor

SA batting coach Dale Benkenstein has praised AB de Villiers by stating that his 114-run partnership with Faf du Plessis helped the hosts gain a foothold in the game. He also commended Dale Steyn’s effort after his injury layoff and hoped that he would maintain his fitness for the entire series.
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newscricket18 days ago

Kris Srikkanth : Virat Kohli’s team will push South Africa out of their comfort zone

Kris Srikkanth has backed Virat Kohli's team to push South Africa out of their comfort zone in the three-match Test series that began in Cape Town today. He also predicted that the Indian batsmen would be successful in negotiating the experienced new ball attack of the home team.
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