The last time these two met, India beat SA convincingly at the MCG The BCCI and CSA have jointly released the schedule for India’s home series against South Africa which will begin in the month of October this year, reports NDTV. The series comprises of 3 T20s, 5 ODIs and 4 Test matches as the Proteas will be looking to seek revenge for their loss against the same opposition earlier this year at the MCG in a World Cup group game.
Yep, I’m Sourav Ganguly. Yet another social media trend has captured our attention, and this is hilarious. At least a few of these attempts are. So, users of reddit were asked to draw a player in MS Paint so that other users could guess who that athlete was. These illustrations might not be as technically refined as you would want it to be, but the references are spot on. This was their reaction. Here is Sergio Busquets play
The lives of cricketers are eventful with lots of ups and downs. As audience, we hardly seem to know what truly happens on the inside. As a blessing to the cricket fans all over the world, many cricketers resort to penning down their lives in the form of their autobiographies, either after they retire, or while they are still playing. These autobiographies become an instant hit among the fans, who long to know what actually happens on the o
Kusal Perera enters into record books Kusal Perera smashed 50 off just 17 balls against Pakistan at Pallekele in the second ODI of the 5-match series which is the joint fastest for Sri Lanka, joint fastest against Pakistan and the joint second fastest in the history of ODIs. Eventually, he fell after having scored 68 in 25 balls and setting the path to chase the target of 288 in 50 overs. He went to the pavilion in the 9th over with 92 run
The Bangladesh Cricket team are flying high. Even though they were humbled in the T20s by the Proteas and have lost the first game, the fans are optimistic about their chances in the ODI series given that both India and Pakistan have had to depart from Bangladesh with embarrassed faces. And now there is a chance for the Tigers to stamp their authority as contenders in the 50-overs format of the game by beating the mighty South Africans. South A
de Villiers was penalised for slow over-rate AB de Villiers will not be playing the upcoming ODI series against Bangladesh, ESPNcricinfo confirmed. Apart from the ODI series, he would also miss the Tests, as he had asked for paternity leave. AB was given a one-match suspension during the World Cup. In March, in the World Cup semi-final against New Zealand, South Africa maintained a slow over-rate. Moreover, this was not the first offence.
Angelo Mathews in action at Pallekele Angelo Mathews is pulling off another outstanding second innings rearguard act at Pallekele against Pakistan as I write. At end of the third day’s play in the ongoing Test, he has the second highest second innings average in the history of Test cricket, only behind Sir Don Bradman. The burly all-rounder, who was assumed to be a bits-and-pieces limited overs specialist when he debuted in 2008, has
South Africa beat Bangladesh by 52 runs South Africa have begun their new season in style by demolishing Bangladesh by 52 runs in the first T20 International at Dhaka. Skipper Faf du Plessis won the toss and elected to bat first on what was a pretty tough wicket to score runs on. This was also the first match that was played under the new ICC regulations which meant that all no balls would result in free hits. South Africa showed int
The change in ODI rules made recently has been welcomed by all. The ICC has decided to do away with the compulsory fielders in catching positions in the first 10 overs and the batting powerplay has been scrapped. It has also been decided that five fielders will now be allowed outside the 30-yard circle for the last 10 overs. The rule had also taken part-timers out of the equation. The previous rules, believed to be hopelessly skewed in fav
AB de Villiers has mastered all three formats of cricket Form is temporary, class is permanent – so goes the saying. However, the class of a player is defined by the form he goes through and the time-frame of its richness. Anyone can be a one-match or one-season wonder, but the true class of a player is judged by the consistency in form. Not every player can play at top form always. However, there are some players whose prolonged cons
To enjoy a long and fruitful career in professional cricket at the highest level, it is very important for a player to adapt over the years. Adapting one's style is done generally keeping in mind the requirements of the team and gives the player a desired flexibility to continue to ply his trade at the top level. Especially, in a team sport, a player needs to be flexible since he can never take his spot for granted. Here are five top players
Kumar Sangakkara, Younis Khan and AB de Villiers It is a well-established fact that Test matches cannot be won alone. You need contribution from batsmen, bowlers and fielders alike. Hence, calling a batsman a match-winner in Tests might be a little pretentious. But if you explore the statistics of certain batsmen, you would find that their team has rested on their shoulders throughout their career. They definitely did not win the
Virat Kohli, Hashim Amla and MS Dhoni are among the greatest modern-day ODI batsmen There is always this jostle with stats, science and mathematics to extricate the right numerals to arithmetically manipulate and find who in the team had a major say in the victory. Cricket is a team game - a game that is supposed to be won collectively as a team, yet it is not a game where the contribution from everyone is equal. Neither is cricket a feuda