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India A beat South Africa A to reach tri-series final
India A beat South Africa A to reach tri-series final

Mayank Aggarwal with his 176 has made an impression South Africa A has lost the number six match in the ongoing Tri-Series at Chennai against India A. South Africa A won the toss and asked India A to bat first, which in the hindsight was not a good decision. The Indian openers Mayank Aggarwal and Unmukt Chand stood their ground for a good 106 runs before Chand was sent back to the pavilion by Keshav Maharaj. But that did not ruff

Aug 13 2015
Change in A-team tri-series schedule as half of South Africa A hospitalized
Change in A-team tri-series schedule as half of South Africa A hospitalized

Quinton de Kock hospitalised after scoring a glorious ton In the on-going A-team tri-series in Chennai, ten out of 16 players in the South Africa A squad have been hospitalized, leading to rescheduling of their match against Australia A to Tuesday. Iniitially, the match was scheduled to start on Monday but a press release from Cricket South Africa stated that the team had been "ravaged by food poisoning." This unfor

Aug 10 2015
Quinton de Kock dropped from the South African side facing New Zealand, Van Wyk recalled
Quinton de Kock dropped from the South African side facing New Zealand, Van Wyk recalled

Proteas The South African squad has been announced for the next two series against the New Zealand, and notably, Quinton de Kock has been shown the door. In place of De Kock the all-rounder David Wiese has been selected in the squad for the ODI series, and he may get a chance to make his debut. De Kock was in the spot for quite some time due to his poor form. He has been asked to regain his touch in the t

Aug 4 2015
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

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

May 18 2015
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