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South Africa vs England: Combined XI
South Africa vs England: Combined XI

After a disappointing Test series, which ended in a 2-1 loss to England, South Africa will be yearning to start the new year on a positive note. The five-match ODI series, which starts in Bloemfontein, will be a test of the bench strength for both teams, as a number of star players are unavailable due to injury. Here is a combined ODI XI, consisting of the players from both the sides that might be crucial for their team’™s p

Feb 3 2016
India the No. 1 Test side, Amla the No. 4 Test batsman in the latest ICC Rankings
India the No. 1 Test side, Amla the No. 4 Test batsman in the latest ICC Rankings

A double hundred in Johannesburg and a century in Centurion meant that Amla climbed up to the 4th spotKagiso Rabada, Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla and Ben Stokes, who all made their names at previous ICC U19 Cricket World Cups, have made impressive gains in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings which were released on Wednesday morning following the conclusion of the Centurion Test which South Africa won by 280 runs.Raba

Jan 27 2016
Stats: South Africa vs England 4th Test day 1 - Stephen Cook and Hashim Amla set records
Stats: South Africa vs England 4th Test day 1 - Stephen Cook and Hashim Amla set records

Records aplenty for Cook and AmlaCenturies from debutant Stephen Cook and Hashim Amla helped South Africa end day one of the fourth Test against England at Centurion on 329/5. After the winning toss and batting first, the Proteas made hay on a good batting wicket.The 200-run second-wicket partnership between Amla and Cook set records aplenty for both players. Although a mini collapse following the fall of Amla, which included a duck from AB de Vi

Jan 22 2016
South Africa v England, Day 1: England fight back in last session after batting performances from Amla and Cook
South Africa v England, Day 1: England fight back in last session after batting performances from Amla and Cook

Stephen Cook (L) and Hashim Amla (R) both scored centuries to life their side to a good finish on Day 1After South Africa dominated the first two sessions of the first day of the fourth Test against England at the Supersport Park, Centurion, English bowlers fought back in the last session to end the day on an even note as South Africa finished on 329/5 in 90 overs.However, the day belonged to South African debutant, Stephen Cook, who scored a bri

Jan 22 2016
What has happened to South Africa?
What has happened to South Africa?

Broad spitting fire at the Wanderers came as a spell of death for the home side in an evenly poised Test.The third Test match at Johannesburg was turning out to be a compelling one. The ground staff of the New Wanderers stadium did a fantastic job to prepare a track which provided advantage both for the batsmen and bowlers and it dented the concept among the modern day cricket experts that the best tracks are those which aids well for scorin

Broad becomes number-one ranked Test bowler
Broad becomes number-one ranked Test bowler

The England bowler's exploits in the Johannesburg Test earned him top spot in the ICC Bowlers RankingsEngland fast bowler Stuart Broad has achieved the status of the number-one ranked Test bowler in the world after producing a Man of the Match performance in the Johannesburg Test, which has also confirmed that India will replace South Africa as the top-ranked Test side when the ICC Test Championship table is updated at the end of th

Jan 17 2016
Comic: 3 little captains & the big bad Broad!
Comic: 3 little captains & the big bad Broad!

 

Jan 17 2016
Stuart Broad strikes South Africa in the afternoon, England clinch series win with 7-wicket win
Stuart Broad strikes South Africa in the afternoon, England clinch series win with 7-wicket win

Stuart Broad celebrates taking the wicket of AB de Villiers The afternoon session on the third day of the 3rd Test at the Wanderers was stage to one of Stuart Broad’s typical giant-killing spells, reducing South Africa to rubble from what had seemed like a comfortable position. Like he had turned up unexpectedly to slew Australia in Trent Bridge in 2015, Broad bowled an unplayable spell during which he conceded one run and took fi

Jan 16 2016
Stuart Broad fined for aggressive behaviour towards umpire
Stuart Broad fined for aggressive behaviour towards umpire

Stuart Broad punished by ICC for deliberately kicking the pitchEngland pacer Stuart Broad has been fined 30 percent of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during Day four of the second Test against South Africa in Cape Town on Tuesday. The Three lion’s player was found to have breached Article 2.1.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel. The Article relates to &ldq

Jan 6 2016
Top 10 wicket-takers in Test cricket in 2015
Top 10 wicket-takers in Test cricket in 2015

Ashwin (R) finished 2015 as the highest Test wicket-taker2015 was a year that had some magical bowling spells that gave teams resounding victories. Stuart Broad's eight-wicket haul during the Ashes series gave England a famous win against their bitter foes, Australia. Ravichandran Ashwin tormented South African batsmen in the Proteas’ tour of India and ended the year as the best Test bowler.Josh Hazlewood, who was named the ICC Emerging

Jan 2 2016
Top 10 Test Bowlers of the Year 2015
Top 10 Test Bowlers of the Year 2015

Some years are about one-team domination, a year where numbers are entirely dominated by players from that team. 2015 thankfully was a great year for cricket, giving us some amazing Test series, the inaugural Day-Night Test played with the pink ball, some brilliant Test innings and some excellent bowling spells. It is also the first time in a long while that Dale Steyn wasn’t one of the top 10 Test bowlers in the world, having played just

Jan 1 2016
Best Test XI of the Year 2015
Best Test XI of the Year 2015

The longest format of cricket saw some exhilarating action in the past 12 months. It turned out to be a platform for a new generation of superstars to step up to the plate and prove their true worth. However, even some of the seasoned campaigners came up with exceptional performances of their own and continued doing what they do best. Statistically too, 2015 has been a rich year for the cricketing world with as many as 6 batsmen scoring more tha

Dec 30 2015
20 images that defined the year in cricket in 2015
20 images that defined the year in cricket in 2015

2015 started with the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand and ended with South Africa slowly but surely losing their grip on the No.1 ranking in Tests. In between there were some fascinating series between the top teams. Although the year was dominated by batsmen continuing to score loads of runs, Ravichandran Ashwin in Tests and Mitchell in ODIs made sure that the batsmen didn’t have it all their own way. Kane Williamson dominated the

Dec 30 2015
Sportskeeda's Test All-rounders of the Year 2015 - counting down from No. 5 to No. 1
Sportskeeda's Test All-rounders of the Year 2015 - counting down from No. 5 to No. 1

There is a popular conception that modern cricket has stopped producing quality all-rounders. But looking back at the statistics for this year suggests that quite a few cricketers have had a great year, having scored important runs and picked up lots of wickets. Let us look at the top 5 Test all-rounders of the year 2015. Most of the cricketers here have quite a few years of cricket left in them, which is a good sign for the sport. Some very sur

Dec 28 2015
 Top 5 Test performances of the year 2015
Top 5 Test performances of the year 2015

2015 had in store some mouth-watering contests like the Ashes in England, India–South Africa Test series in India, New Zealand-Australia Test series in Australia, England-Pakistan Test series in UAE and various others. Many of the Tests played this year showed the world the real worth of Test matches and why Tests are the real litmus test of a cricketer. There were various epic performances this year in both home and away co

Dec 27 2015
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