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newscricket4 months ago

ICC ODI Rankings | Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma retain second, third spot; Quinton de Kock enters top 5

Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have retained second and third spots respectively in the latest ICC men's ODI rankings. South Africa wicket-keeper batsman, Quinton de Kock has reached the fifth spot after his stellar batting performance against India in the recently concluded ODI series.
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newscricket5 months ago

IND vs SA | Marco Jansen earns maiden call-up, Anrich Nortje to miss ODIs

South Africa has announced a 17-member ODI squad for a three match series starting from January 19 in Paarl and Marco Jansen has earned his maiden ODI call-up while Anrich Nortje will miss the fixtures. Temba Bavuma will continue to lead the squad while Dwaine Pretorious has returned to the squad.
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newscricket6 months ago

Keshav Maharaj named South Africa captain for Netherlands ODIs, Wayne Parnell recalled

Keshav Maharaj will lead South Africa in upcoming three-match ODI series against Netherlands, with regular white-ball captain Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram, Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje being rested. Kolpak-returned Wayne Parnell makes the cut.
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newscricket8 months ago

SL vs SA | South Africa's current team is at par with ones from the past, believes Tabraiz Shamsi

Tabraiz Shamsi believes that the current South Africa team is not as bad as people suggest, and that they will get better with time. Shamsi starred with the ball in his team's nine-wicket win in the second T20I against Sri Lanka on Sunday, September 12, returning with 3/20 from his four overs.
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newscricket8 months ago

T20 WC 2021 | South Africa name uncapped Keshav Maharaj in T20 World Cup squad, Du Plessis, Tahir and Morris miss out

Left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj earned a surprise call-up in South Africa’s 15-member T20 World Cup squad, to be led by Temba Bavuma, as announced on Thursday, September 9. Faf du Plessis, who last played a T20I in December 2020 was overlooked, so too were Imran Tahir and Chris Morris.
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newscricket9 months ago

SL vs SA | Top-order collapse cost us the game, admits Mark Boucher

South Africa coach Mark Boucher rued his side’s collective batting failure in the decider of the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, in which they went down by 78 runs, on Tuesday, September 7. The two teams will now face off in a three-match T20I series beginning Friday, in Colombo.
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newscricket9 months ago

SL vs SA | Temba Bavuma ruled out of the white-ball series against Sri Lanka

South Africa skipper, Temba Bavuma has been ruled out of the white-ball series against Sri Lanka after sustaining a fracture in the right thumb. Keshav Maharaj will take over his role as captain to lead the Proteas against Sri Lanka in ODIs and the selectors will decide on the T20I captain later.
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newscricketa year ago

WI vs SA | Indebted to Wiaan Mulder for helping me claim hat-trick, quips Keshav Maharaj

Keshav Maharaj, who on Monday became the second ever South African to take a Test hat-trick, quipped that the ‘hat-trick ball’ he bowled was not the greatest, and thanked Wiaan Mulder for grabbing a blinder. Mulder dove to his right and took a stunning reflex catch to help Maharaj get the hat-trick.
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featurecricketa year ago

South Africa and the path to redemption in second Test against Pakistan

When you think of South Africa and Asia in the same breath, Amla's 253 and Kallis' 173 in Nagpur, Ab de Villiers' 278 in Abu Dhabi and Steyn's 8-fer in Motera or 10-fer in Nagpur spring to mind. From being one of the best foreign teams in Asia to losing eight straight Tests, things have changed.
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newscricketa year ago

PAK vs SA | Uncapped pacers Daryn Dupavillon and Ottniel Baartman named for Pakistan Tests

Cricket South Africa, on Friday, has named uncapped pacers Daryn Dupavillon and Ottniel Baartman in the squad for the Test series against Pakistan alongside Kagiso Rabada. Furthermore, the Proteas also have named Tabraiz Shamsi and George Linde in the squad to support Keshav Maharaj.
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