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Dale Steyn preferred over Morne Morkel in South Africa's World T20 squad
Dale Steyn preferred over Morne Morkel in South Africa's World T20 squad

Dale Steyn included while Morne Morkel was droppedThere was a huge surprise in store as South Africa announced their 15 men 2016 World T20 squad sans pacer Morne Morkel and all-rounder Albie Morkel. Morne has been South Africa’s bowling spearhead in the absence of Dale Steyn and had a decent tour to India late last year. His elder brother, Albie is considered as a T20 specialist and he was expected to be a part of the squad.Pacer Dale Steyn

Feb 10 2016
Dale Steyn recounts lucky escape from a venomous Black Mamba on Instagram
Dale Steyn recounts lucky escape from a venomous Black Mamba on Instagram

Steyn might be an adventure buff off the field, but this was one encounter he was happy to avoid.South African fast bowler Dale Steyn is not having the best of times of late, due to his recent injuries, that have kept him out of contention from six of the past eight Tests the Proteas played. He has also been ruled out of the ongoing ODI series against England.However, he enjoyed a huge slice of luck recently as he got away in time from a venomous

Feb 7 2016
2016 IPL Auctions: Teams and their needs
2016 IPL Auctions: Teams and their needs

The 2016 IPL auction is just around the corner and the franchisees would have started to do their homework on which players to pick in the IPL auctions. All the franchisees are given a total purse of Rs 66 crores. From that 66 crores, the teams will have to compromise the fee they spent for the retained players and the remaining money will be used during the IPL auctions.  Each team can have a maximum of 27 players out of which 9 can be ove

Feb 4 2016
Darryll Cullinan speaks about 'traditional' Virat Kohli and 'freak' AB de Villiers
Darryll Cullinan speaks about 'traditional' Virat Kohli and 'freak' AB de Villiers

Cullinan said that he loved watching Kohli’s batting as it was ‘normal’ and ‘traditional’Darryll Cullinan said that he loved Virat Kohli’s batting as it was ‘normal’ and ‘traditional’ while also describing AB de Villiers as a freak, Times of India reports. The former South African cricketer compared T20 Cricket to the sport of baseball and also voiced his concerns about the sta

Jan 31 2016
Shoulder injury rules out Dale Steyn from ODI series against England
Shoulder injury rules out Dale Steyn from ODI series against England

Dale Steyn will not be risked with the 2016 World T20 in mindSouth Africa’s joy at achieving a consolation victory against England in the fourth Test have been dampened by the news that their premier fast bowler Dale Steyn has been ruled out of the upcoming five-match ODI series against the visitors, ESPNCricinfo reports. The 32-year-old has been struggling with injury woes ever since the opening Test at Mohali against India in No

5 reasons why South African cricket is in a state of crisis
5 reasons why South African cricket is in a state of crisis

The South Africans, who sat atop the ICC Test rankings for a long time, have slipped from their throne after a series of woeful performances in the past year. The last twelve months have seen nine Test matches and zero Test wins, a steep drop from the lofty pedestal they were on just a year back.  Here’s a look at five reasons why South African cricket is in a state of crisis:

Jan 22 2016
Cricketing rivals who went on to become great friends
Cricketing rivals who went on to become great friends

Over the years, there have been rivalries galore in the world of cricket. While some have been between two great teams, quite a few others have been about individual players from different teams. On the other hand, there have also been memorable friendships too, but mostly within players from the same country. However, the sport also has a number of fine examples of how some fierce rivals on the field have developed friendships worth cherishing.

Jan 22 2016
Why South Africa need to reformulate their Test squad
Why South Africa need to reformulate their Test squad

Issues with captaincy, batting order, and injuries have hurt South Africa in an unprecedented manner.After an inspiring Stuart Broad blitz which saw the Proteas crumble miraculously to hand England a series win, and lend India the numero uno status in the latest test rankings, South Africa’s disastrous 2015 seems to have stretched even further, with no wins in the last nine test encounters.Though many would speculate it was a

Jan 18 2016
5 prominent modern-age T20 cricketers who have not played the Big Bash League
5 prominent modern-age T20 cricketers who have not played the Big Bash League

The 2015-16 Big Bash League was played in front of sell-out crowds The Australian Big Bash League has seen some of the best cricketers coming in from all parts of the world to ply their trade for different teams representing the various cities in the picturesque nation. The likes of Chris Gayle, Brendon McCullum, Kevin Pietersen, Jacques Kallis have already created a household name for themselves in the league by playing innings of maturity

Jan 17 2016
India and South Africa: Two teams with varying fortunes, who are in a similar state
India and South Africa: Two teams with varying fortunes, who are in a similar state

The change in leadership couldn’t change the fortunes of the former No. 1 side.I love the way Ramchandra Guha views cricket, he always finds small narratives here and there, for him cricket is more than a game, it is a conglomeration of myriad narratives that unfold on a single stage, and I agree with him when he says, ‘it’s a game which is more watched and less understood’.Dare I say, I have been a witness to more interes

Jan 17 2016
The end of Test cricket debate resurfaces as AB unsure of his Test future
The end of Test cricket debate resurfaces as AB unsure of his Test future

If the South African Test captain does do what he has hinted at, would we really blame him?  All the glory that surrounded Test cricket has been waning over the past few years, with lesser and lesser people turning up to watch matches, and players, at the same time, also opting for various other avenues to earn money rather than play Test cricket for their country. At first glance, we are all convinced that Test cricket is in rude

Jan 14 2016
5 fast bowlers who could miss the World T20 due to injury
5 fast bowlers who could miss the World T20 due to injury

Sri Lanka's T20 title defence could be impeded by the absence of Lasith Malinga Injuries are an unavoidable part of any sport which involves physical exertion of any kind. Cricket has always been a physically demanding sport and has only grown in intensity over the past few decades. This has, however, also resulted in players getting injured more frequently than ever before. In particular, the fast bowlers have been suffering in terms o

Jan 14 2016
Dale Steyn ruled out of the third Test against England
Dale Steyn ruled out of the third Test against England

He was unable to recover in time.South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn was on Monday ruled out of the third Test against England at the Wanderers ground here.Steyn missed the second Test at Newlands ground in Cape Town due to a shoulder injury picked up in the first Test at Kingsmead in Durban, ESPN Cricinfo reports.The home team hoped that he would play at the Wanderers, but he was unable to recover in time. The third Test starts on Thursday with

Jan 12 2016
Dale Steyn set to feature for South Africa in the 3rd Test against England
Dale Steyn set to feature for South Africa in the 3rd Test against England

Steyn is expected to make a comeback while Philander is unlikely to be risked for the 3rd TestSouth African speedster Dale Steyn is set to make his latest comeback from injury and is expected to be named in the squad for the 3rd Test against England which begins at the Wanderers on January 14. Fellow fast bowler Vernon Philander is unlikely to be risked though but could be in contention for the fourth and final Test at Centurion.St

Jan 6 2016
Cricket sponsorship deal at age seven for wonderkid from Gujarat
Cricket sponsorship deal at age seven for wonderkid from Gujarat

Vasu Lukka in actionA seven-year-old kid from Gujarat has made news with his cricketing talent. The four-foot-tall wonder boy has grabbed a sponsorship from Anthem Sports, a cricketing goods company, that was established in 1996. He is the youngest player to grab a sponsorship from the company.An all-rounder in the cricket field, Vasu Lukka said that he has been playing the game since he was four. “I used to watch cricket matches with my fa

Jan 4 2016
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