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Quinton de Kock pleads guilty to shoulder barging, fined 75% of match fee
Quinton de Kock pleads guilty to shoulder barging, fined 75% of match fee

Tamim Iqbal and de Kock involved in shoulder barging It seems the Proteas keep running afoul of ICC guidelines. Barely a few days after Rilee Rossouw was fined 50% of his match fee in a shoulder barging incident, wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock has been fined 75% of his match fee for a similar feat after pleading guilty to it, in the ongoing Test in Chittagong. Incidentally, Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal was involved in both the cases. When

Jul 23 2015
Tamim Iqbal involved in a shoulder-barging incident again
Tamim Iqbal involved in a shoulder-barging incident again

Players and officials separating Tamim and de Kock Barely ten days after the previous incident, Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal has once again found himself in the middle of a shoulder-barging incident. This time though, it is with the 22-year-old South African wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock during the ongoing first Test at Chittagong, reports ESPNcricinfo. The incident occurred after the last ball of the morning session as soon as th

Jul 22 2015
Team of the Future: The world's best XI in 2020
Team of the Future: The world's best XI in 2020

Very often do we hear the commentators cry “The future of cricket is in safe hands”, after a young lad showcases his passion for the team and game with a top class performance. The modern day game is loaded with fresh blood and blistering talent who give us a not a glimmer, but a bright beam of hope that the fore coming days of cricket shall be fruitful. Five years from now on, new stars shall be dominating the game and who woul

Jul 9 2015
World's best under-25 XI in ODI cricket
World's best under-25 XI in ODI cricket

The general notion is that a youngster is best suited for limited overs cricket. Especially with the influx of T20, we have been seeing more runs being scored in the 50 over format. Players have become agile and their fielding prowess is also being taken into consideration.  So keeping that in mind, we decided to find out the world’s best under-25 eleven. The criteria to make it to the list is that a player should be aged 25 and

Jun 22 2015
Rain gods follow RCB once again as DD fail to end season on a high
Rain gods follow RCB once again as DD fail to end season on a high

Opener Quinton de Kock hit a quick 50 for DD The rain-affected match yesterday between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Delhi Daredevils perfectly summed up DD’s performance this season, as nothing seemed to work for them. Even though they had a few close games, with bowlers Imran Tahir and Zaheer Khan bowling some sublime spells and openers Mayank Agarwal and Shreyas Iyer surprising many with their gr

Royal Challengers Bangalore book IPL playoff berth
Royal Challengers Bangalore book IPL playoff berth

RCB became the third team after CSK and RR to qualify for the playoffs Bengaluru, May 17 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) confirmed their berth in the Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs after their concluding league match against Delhi Daredevils was abandoned midway due to heavy showers here on Sunday. The no-result gave RCB one point which took their tally to 16 and into second place behind Chennai Super Kings (CSK) while Darede

May 17 2015
Delhi Daredevils batsman Quinton de Kock fined for umpire dissent
Delhi Daredevils batsman Quinton de Kock fined for umpire dissent

Quinton de Kock Raipur, May 10 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils batsman Quinton de Kock has been fined five percent of his match fee for showing dissent at the umpire's decision during his team's six-run loss to Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League (IPL) contest here on Saturday. "De Kock admitted to the level 1 offence (Article 2.1.3 of the IPL Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials) and accepted the sanction,"

May 11 2015
IPL 2015's best Under-25 XI
IPL 2015's best Under-25 XI

The IPL for many is entertainment. For some, it is also a window into the future. Where else will you get to see so many young players competing against the game’s best, sometimes in high pressure situations. Interestingly, this year’s Under-25 XI of the IPL is not as formidable as it was last year, considering quite a few stars just crossed over the 25-year mark. Nevertheless, the team does boast of a solid batting and bowling line-u

Apr 4 2015
IPL 2015: Delhi Daredevils' predicted XI
IPL 2015: Delhi Daredevils' predicted XI

Delhi Daredevils, which represents the country’s most populous city, has been a prominent force in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with the exception of last season. After being relegated to the bottom of the table in IPL 2014 with just two wins in 14 matches, DD have rejigged their squad to put up a better show in the upcoming season. The GMR-owned IPL franchise will be captained by South African all-rounder JP Du

Apr 3 2015
IPL 2015: 5 World Cup flops who could set the tournament alight
IPL 2015: 5 World Cup flops who could set the tournament alight

A week has not passed since the World Cup’s picturesque culmination in Melbourne but attention has swiftly turned to the imminent return of cricket’s boldest offspring: the Indian Premier League (IPL).  Now in its eighth edition – and back exclusively in India – the tournament once again promises blasts of Bollywood and boundaries in a way only the sport’s most glitzy sho

Apr 2 2015
South Africa's loss to New Zealand was not a choke
South Africa's loss to New Zealand was not a choke

Quinton de Kock, Imran Tahir and Rilee Rossouw The ghosts of 1992 had lingered on for 23 years before the fateful six by Grant Elliot purged a nation of 4 million of utter despondency. Elliot succeeded in exorcising Martin Crowe’s pain but ended up inciting excruciating agony on AB de Villiers’ men. Cricket at Auckland unraveled its merciless self as a Johannesburg-born cricketer sucked off every last drop of hope from Sout

Mar 25 2015
5 things to look forward to in the New Zealand-South Africa semifinal
5 things to look forward to in the New Zealand-South Africa semifinal

The business end of the 2015 World Cup is here and the first semi-final of the competition sees co-hosts New Zealand taking on South Africa at Eden Park in Auckland. Both teams enter into the game after registering comfortable wins in their respective quarter-finals, but both will know that neither has ever crossed the semi-final barrier in the World Cup and have a great chance to cross that hurdle and progress through to their maiden W

Mar 23 2015
ICC World Cup 2015: Quarter-finals XI
ICC World Cup 2015: Quarter-finals XI

With the quarter-finals done and dusted, largely on expected lines, it is fair to say that the best four teams on paper and current form have made it through to the semi-finals. The quarter-finals also signalled the end of ODI cricket for four cricketing giants of the game – Sri Lankan legends Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene and the Pakistani duo of Shahid Afridi and Misbah-ul-Haq. It is perhaps sad that none of these managed to

Mar 21 2015
ICC World Cup 2015: Cricketers react to South Africa's quarter-final victory over Sri Lanka
ICC World Cup 2015: Cricketers react to South Africa's quarter-final victory over Sri Lanka

Imran Tahir was on song today as he claimed four wickets For all the hype generated in the lead up to the match that it could be the tightest of all the 4 quarter-final matches to call, the script for the South Africa-Sri Lanka encounter turned out to be a big let-down. The Proteas took the mickey out of the Lankan batting line-up as the spinners claimed 7 scalps, which included a hat-trick by JP Duminy; Imran Tahir’s 4 wickets, o

Mar 18 2015
ICC World Cup 2015: 5 star players who need to step up for their team
ICC World Cup 2015: 5 star players who need to step up for their team

Barring the surprise elimination of England, everything has pretty much followed the status quo as far as teams qualifying for the knockout stages are concerned. While there were a few hiccups along the way, Pakistan and West Indies eventually joined India, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh into the quarter-finals of ICC World Cup 2015. The group stages of the tournament saw its fair share of heroes and villains

Mar 16 2015
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