featurecricket3 months ago

South Africa in World Cups | Five times when Proteas showed the world their infamous ‘chokers’ tag is not just a myth

South Africa's monkey on the back seems to be here to stay as they have once again failed to deliver in the World Cup, making an early exit following their recent defeat against the Netherlands.
Ritam Chatterjee
newscricket6 months ago

Only big cricketing nations are contributing to Test cricket at the moment, opines Graeme Smith

Former South Africa cricketer Graeme Smith has remarked that only top cricketing nations are contributing to Test cricket at the moment. He further praised Virat Kohli’s captaincy saying the Indian team started taking Test cricket seriously and also produced some great results in red-ball cricket.
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newscricket8 months ago

IND vs SA 2022 | Bhuvneshwar Kumar displayed brilliant control and execution during his spell, opines Graeme Smith

Graeme Smith has praised Bhuvneshwar Kumar for his fine spell in the second T20I and has said that the control and execution were the key assets of his spell. Bhuvneshwar picked four wickets conceding just 13 runs from his spell in the losing cause as the team suffered a defeat by four wickets.
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newscricket8 months ago

IND vs SA 2022 | 'Very good' Rishabh Pant made the right calls, asserts Graeme Smith

Calling him a 'very good' skipper, Graeme Smith praised Rishabh Pant for his decision-making during the first T20I against South Africa despite India losing the game. The former South African skipper said Rishabh Pant made the right calls during the first game of the series against South Africa.
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newscricket9 months ago

IPL 2022 | Twitter reacts to Kevin Pietersen trolling Graeme Smith with hilarious question

Gujarat Titans and Punjab Kings were up against each other in match number 48 of the Indian Premier League and the Titans ended on the losing side after a clinical performance from Punjab. However, what caught everyone's attention was the hilarious question that Kevin Pietersen asked Graeme Smith.
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newscricket9 months ago

Zaheer Khan was lethal with his outswing and a great change of pace, opines Graeme Smith

Former South Africa cricketer Graeme Smith has said that Zaheer Khan was one of the most skillful bowlers to play against with his outswing and a variation in pace. Smith also added that he bowled well with the reverse-swinging ball and the batter has to be always on his guard while facing Zaheer.
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newscricket9 months ago

CSA’s independent panel clears Graeme Smith of racism allegations

Graeme Smith has been cleared of allegations of racism in an independent arbitration process following the outcomes of the SJN commission's report on Monday (April 25). Smith and current head coach Mark Boucher were among a number of CSA employees implicated in “tentative findings” made by SJN.
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newscricket1 year ago

Ashes 2021-22 | Joe Root surpasses Graeme Smith to become third highest run-scorer in a calendar year

Joe Root achieved a historic feat during his half-century and became the third-highest run-scorer in a calendar year surpassing Graeme Smith taking his tally to 1680 runs. Root played a knock of 50 runs from 82 balls in the Melbourne Test and was the highest run-scorer in the team total of 185.
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newscricket1 year ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | South Africa appoint JP Duminy, Justin Sammons as coaching consultants

South Africa have appointed former all-rounder JP Duminy as one of the two specialist consultants for the upcoming T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman. Duminy will be joined by  Justin Sammons, who has previously coached the Johannesburg-based Lions and is now serving the North West province.
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newscricket1 year ago

South Africa to host Netherlands, India and Bangladesh in a packed home season

South Africa will host Netherlands, India and Bangladesh in a long home season running from November end to April. CSA Director of Cricket, Graeme Smith, has confirmed that the India leg will include three Tests, three ODIs and four T20Is, scheduled to run between December 26 and January 25.
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