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Twitter reacts to Faf du Plessis calling it day from a nine-year long Test career

Veteran South African batsman Faf du Plessis, announced his Test retirement today in a bid to focus on the shortest format of the game with two World Cups lined up in the next 18 months. The right-hander last featured against Pakistan and retires with 4,163 runs at 40.03 with 10 centuries.
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newscricketa year ago

Sourav Ganguly best contender to be ICC President, believes Graeme Smith

According to Graeme Smith, BCCI's President Sourav Ganguly could emerge as the top contender for the International Cricket Council (ICC) chief's role. Cricket South Africa (CSA) and its cricket director, Smith has held Ganguly's candidature as the best choice to lead the governing council.
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newscricketa year ago

Mohammed Hafeez names Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli in his five greatest batsmen all-time

The Pakistan batsman in a Q&A on Twitter has revealed that Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli were two of his five greatest batsmen all-time, alongside Brain Lara, AB de Villiers and Saeed Anwar. In the same session, he also threw shade at Sharjeel Khan for his involvement in the spot-fixing scandal.
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newscricketa year ago

IND VS SA | Need Faf Du Plesis and David Miller's experience to beat India, says Quinton de Kock

New South Africa captain Quinton de Kock has welcomed his predecessor Faf du Plessis to the One Day International squad as they prepare to meet India in Dharamsala on Thursday. Du Plessis was rested for the ODI series against Australia at home which the Proteas won 3-0 under de Kock's leadership.
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newscricketa year ago

IND vs SA| Red-hot Janneman Malan added to South Africa squad for India ODIs

Rookie opener Janneman Malan has been added to South Africa's squad for three one-day internationals in India. Malan, who made his international debut in February 2019 in the T20Is, registered a match-winning 129 in the second ODI against Australia that helped South Africa clinch the series.
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newscricketa year ago

Deadline set for AB de Villiers' return, reveals Mark Boucher

Head coach Mark Boucher has given AB de Villiers a deadline of June 1 to make himself available if he wants to make the cut to South Africa's squad for the upcoming Men's T20 World Cup. De Villiers could make his international return for the Proteas side against Sri Lanka later this year.
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newscricketa year ago

Groin injury puts Kagiso Rabada out of India tour

Kagiso Rabada has been ruled out of the upcoming ODI series against Australia and the subsequent three-match ODI tour of India early next month. The former's injury might be a killer blow to South Africa's chances of winning in India as they desperately wanted Rabada bowl to the Indian top-order.
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newscricketa year ago

SA vs AUS | Attacking upfront was key, reveals Quinton De Kock

Quinton De Kock revealed attacking upfront was the key to South Africa's win in the 2nd T20I, as the Proteas skipper took the initiative of hitting Pat Cummins for a couple of sixes up front. The skipper also praised the efforts of the bowlers who stuck to their plan and executed it to perfection.
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newscricketa year ago

SA vs AUS | Players need to put their hand up and stake their claim, states Mark Boucher

Amidst problems, head coach Mark Boucher has warned the Proteas players to put their hands up if they want to see their name featured in the T20 World Cup squad in Australia later this year. Boucher further admitted that the management are still unsure what South Africa's best combination is.
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newscricketa year ago

SA vs AUS | South Africa fined 20 percent match fee for slow over-rate

South Africa have been fined 20 percent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate in the first T20I against Australia. Match referee Andrew Pycroft imposed the sanctions after de Kock’s side was ruled to be one over short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration.
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