newscricket1 year 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.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket3 years ago

Instability looms as South Africa revel in false Centurion dawn

The Centurion victory, in many ways, was a historic one for the Proteas, for it marked the beginning of a new journey under the leadership of Graeme Smith, Mark Boucher and company. But the question is - is there a delusion setting in amongst everyone that things are fine when they clearly aren’t?
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket3 years ago

SA vs ENG | South Africa name six uncapped players in squad for first two Tests

South Africa have named a 17-man squad for the first two Test matches against England which includes as many as six uncapped players. Dane Paterson, Pieter Malan, Rassie van der Dussen, Beuran Hendricks, Dwaine Pretorius and Rudi Second have all been handed call-ups for the first Two Tests.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket3 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
newscricket3 years ago

IND vs SA | Indian pacers extremely disciplined and professional, asserts Zubayr Hamza

In the press conference, Zubayr Hamza was at his honest best while admitting that Indian pacers have maintained their professionalism all throughout the tournament. Hamza has also added that India bowled attacking lines, which didn't allow them to leave the ball many times as they would have liked.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket3 years ago

IND vs SA | Ranchi Day 3 Talking Points - Indian bowling beyond Ashwin and Rishabh Pant’s questionable 'cameo'

This series has been a testimony to the fact India are dominant like no other on their home soil and neither are they reliant on a particular player. South Africa, meanwhile, have learnt that they missed out on including their top-scorer from the first innings Zubayr Hamza in the first two Tests.
Sritama Panda
featurecricket3 years ago

IND vs SA | South Africa’s Predicted XI for third and final Test in Ranchi

After taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series, the teams will move to Ranchi for the third and final Test of the series, with South Africa vying to salvage some pride. With injuries aplenty, the visitors are expected to make a host of changes on Saturday, with Zubayar Hamza slated to open.
Bastab K Parida
newscricket3 years ago

IND vs SA | Aiden Markram ruled out of Ranchi Test with fractured wrist

South African opener Aiden Markram has been ruled out of the third and final Test in Ranchi with a fractured wrist, Cricket South Africa confirmed on Thursday. The opener, who had modest outings in both Vizag and Pune, is likely to be replaced by either Zubayr Hamza or Heinrich Klaasen.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket3 years ago

IND vs SA | Winners and losers from Pune ft. Rishabh Pant, Anrich Nortje and Zubayr Hamza

As expected, Pune turned out to be the storm before the calm that was Vizag and India, unsurprisingly, steamrolled through a hopeless South African side. Despite an overwhelming number of losers from one side, we, here at SportsCafe, have tried our best and compiled a fairly reasonable list.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket3 years ago

IND vs SA | Winners and losers from Vizag Test ft. Kuldeep Yadav, Senuran Muthusamy and Rohit Sharma's critics

After stern resistance from the visitors for four days, sanity was restored on Day 5 as the Protean batters folded like a pack of cards within the first hour. As is always the case, there were multiple winners and losers from the game and we, at SportsCafe, have compiled a list from the first Test.
Anirudh Suresh