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newscricket2 months ago

Temba Bavuma ruled out of Pakistan T20Is with hamstring strain; Heinrich Klaasen to lead

Following an awful injury in the third ODI, South Africa’s limited-overs skipper Temba Bavuma has been ruled out of the four-match T20I series against Pakistan, which starts on Saturday. In absence of him and the other regulars, Heinrich Klaasen will lead the side against Pakistan once again.
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newscricket2 months ago

SA vs PAK | South African batsmen need to improve shot-execution, claims Temba Bavuma

South Africa skipper Temba Bavuma admitted that the Proteas were let down in the 1st ODI by their top-order batsmen, and insisted that, going forward, there is a need for them to execute shots better. After the Proteas posted 273 batting first, Pakistan, after much drama, registered a 3-wicket win.
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newscricket6 months ago

South Africa appoints Quinton de Kock as Test skipper for 2020-21 season

On Friday, Cricket South Africa confirmed that Quinton de Kock, who is currently the limited-overs skipper, has been named as the Test skipper ahead of the 2020-21 Test season. CSA also confirmed that the uncapped trio of Erwee, Stuurman and Kyle Verreyne have been picked for the Sri Lanka series.
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featurecricket7 months ago

Questions loom and spots up for grab as Proteas enter first chapter of Mission 2021

After having seen their 2020 get abruptly halted by the pandemic, in March, the Proteas will take to the field for the first time in 8 months when they lock horns with the Three Lions on Friday. But lying on the other side of the welcome break is a handful of questions and healthy headaches.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa year ago

Quinton de Kock set to miss 3TC game because of personal circumstances; Bavuma to captain Kites

Hours ahead of the one-off 3TC Solidarity Cup game, South African limited-overs skipper Quinton de Kock has pulled out of the game owing to ‘unforeseen personal circumstances.’ However, fellow keeper and batsman Temba Bavuma is slated to captain the Kites in his absence with Ryan Rickleton roped in.
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featurecricketa year ago

Super Sixes SRL | SA vs ENG Evaluation Chart - Styen on fire as South Africa secure Super Over honours

South Africa eventually had the last laugh in a thrilling game of T20 cricket, thanks to some stellar bowling efforts from Dale Steyn. Earlier, Jos Buttler and Joe Root did all they could to get a straightforward victory but fate had some other plans as it was finally decided in a Super Over.
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newscricket2 years ago

MSL 2019 | Bavuma appointed as captain of defending champions Jozi Stars

South Africa international Temba Bavuma has been named as the skipper of defending champions Jozi Stars for the second edition of Mzansi Super League. While this move has fuelled the talks of Bavuma’s succession of Test captaincy, Quinton de Kock felt that this would boost the batsman’s confidence.
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newscricket2 years ago

MS Dhoni told me to stay away from too many experiments, reveals Shahbaz Nadeem

Shahbaz Nadeem has revealed that MS Dhoni asked him to stay away from too many experiments and simply focus on continuing his current approach during their chat after the third Test in Ranchi. Nadeem picked up four wickets on his debut for India as they beat South Africa by an innings and 202 runs.
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featurecricket2 years ago

IND vs SA | South Africa Player Ratings - Faf du Plessis’ 4/10 sets unwanted tone for Proteas

While the expectations from South Africa’s end, heading into the series, were pretty low, the visitors somehow managed to considerably fall short of it. From Markram and Bavuma up top to Rabada and Maharaj down the bottom, every single player ended up leaving a bitter taste with their performances.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 years ago

Legends and pundits react to South Africa's shambolic top order batting collapse

Another one-sided day's play today and it was much brighter than the last two days with South Africa's batting efforts gone worse as they were steamrolled by Indian pacers. The game was about to end today but de Bruyn and Nortje kept the innings alive to see Day 4 and Twitter reacted on the same.
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