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Smith backs Cricket Australia campaign for day-night test
Smith backs Cricket Australia campaign for day-night test

Australia's Steve Smith watches the ball after he hit it for a six during their One Day International cricket match against India in Perth January 12, 2016. REUTERS/Bill Hatto SYDNEY (Reuters) - Cricket Australia has bolstered its campaign to host a day-night test against South Africa later this year by publishing an interview with captain Steve Smith in which he backed the proposed fixture.South Africa's players balked at an invitation to pl

Apr 29 2016
Steve Smith responds to AB de Villiers' day-night Test claims
Steve Smith responds to AB de Villiers' day-night Test claims

Steve Smith responds to AB de Villiers’ claims over day-night Test matchThe chief executive of Cricket Australia James Sutherland remains confident that the third Test match between Australia and South Africa will be played with a pink ball. The proposed day-night Test match is scheduled to begin from 24 November at the Adelaide Oval.Earlier, a few South African players, including the likes of AB de Villiers, had declared that they wer

Apr 28 2016
New Zealand confirm Williamson as skipper
New Zealand confirm Williamson as skipper

Cricket - England v New Zealand - World Twenty20 cricket tournament semi-final - New Delhi, India - 30/03/2016. New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson runs between the wickets. REUTERS/Adnan AbidiWELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Cricket (NZC) confirmed on Thursday that top-order batsman Kane Williamson will take over the captaincy in all three formats of the game following the retirement of Brendon McCullum.The 25-year-old had been expected to

Apr 28 2016
Donald to join Australia as interim bowling coach
Donald to join Australia as interim bowling coach

South Africa's bowling coach Allan Donald looks on during a training session before Thursday's third cricket test match against England at Lord's cricket ground in London August 14, 2012. REUTERS/Philip Brown/FilesMELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former South Africa fast bowler Allan Donald will join Australia as their bowling coach for their tour of Sri Lanka, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Thursday.The appointment was not permanent, the organisation added

Apr 28 2016
South African sports ban highlights the inequality between races
South African sports ban highlights the inequality between races

Kagiso Rabada of South Africa leaves the pitch after taking 7 wickets during day three of the 4th Test against England at Supersport Park  When Temba Bavuma became the first black cricketer to score a century for South Africa at this year's Cape Town test, a jubilant crowd erupted in celebration and commentators swiftly hailed it as a symbolic bridging of the racial divide.Bavuma's achievement was even more significant because h

Australia's Hastings out of West Indies tour
Australia's Hastings out of West Indies tour

Cricket - Australia v South Africa - T20 International - Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa - 6/3/2016 Australia's John Hastings fields a shot. REUTERS/Siphiwe SibekoMELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia fast bowler John Hastings has been withdrawn from a one-day tri-series against West Indies and South Africa in the Caribbean after undergoing surgery on his ankle.The 30-year-old suffered pain bowling in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and

Apr 27 2016
Australia eye South Africa great Allan Donald as bowling coach: report
Australia eye South Africa great Allan Donald as bowling coach: report

New Zealand's coach John Wright (L) chats with bowling coach Allan Donald during a training session in Colombo March 28, 2011. REUTERS/Philip Brown/FilesMELBOURNE (Reuters) - South Africa fast bowling great Allan Donald will join Australia as bowling coach for their tour of Sri Lanka this year, local media reported on Wednesday.The 49-year-old, who took 330 test wickets at an outstanding average of 22.25, could then stay on as part of Australia

Apr 27 2016
Jacques Kallis
Jacques Kallis "embarrassed" to call himself South African, fans not happy

Jacques Kallis at the end of his farewell Test matchFormer Proteas all-rounder, Jacques Kallis has expressed his discontent at the official announcement that was made by the South African Sports Minister, Fikile Mbalula regarding the rainbow nation’s future bidding for a number of major international sporting events, including that of rugby and cricket.Last Monday, Fikile Mbalula made an announcement which stated that Athletics South Africa

Apr 26 2016
Are 'transformation targets' going to kill South African cricket?
Are 'transformation targets' going to kill South African cricket?

Kyle Abbott was dropped for Vernon Philander to meet the guidelines in the semi-finals of 2015 World CupCricket South Africa has already issued guidelines that 4 players of colour should be included in the national team, and this has sparked speculations as to whether this will hinder the balance and performance of the national team.CSA is not an islolated example, many sport bodies in South Africa too have to follow these guidelines. As a m

Apr 26 2016
SK Glossary: What is Chinaman Bowling in cricket?
SK Glossary: What is Chinaman Bowling in cricket?

Brad Hogg- A modern day chinamanSounds like Shaolin Cricket, but is actually not; let’s have a look.So what is this?Essentially the mirror image right-arm leg break bowler (wrist spinner), a Chinaman is a delivery that, when bowled over the wrist by a left-arm spinner, spins away from a left-handed batsman or into a right-handed batsman; i.e. from left to right, as viewed on your screens. The rarity of these bowlers stems from the fact that

Apr 26 2016
All test nations want day-night matches, says Australia
All test nations want day-night matches, says Australia

Cricket Australia Chief Executive James Sutherland speaks at a news conference, about the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, at St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney, November 27, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Reed/Files By Ian RansomMELBOURNE (Reuters) - The cricket boards of all major test-playing nations have thrown their support behind day-night matches and nearly half intend to host a game under lights in the next 12 months, according to Crick

Apr 26 2016
Cricket South Africa barred from hosting any international tournament
Cricket South Africa barred from hosting any international tournament

Kagiso Rabada’s sparkling emergence has united South Africa’s cricket communityIt seems that the quota situation surrounding South African sport keeps escalating into something bigger, almost everytime. In a shocking move, the country’s Sports Minister has banned Cricket South Africa (CSA) from hosting or even bidding for any major international competition on its soil.Sport24 reported Fikile Mbalula issuing the harsh state

Apr 25 2016
Calf injury ends Pietersen's IPL stint
Calf injury ends Pietersen's IPL stint

Cricket - Glamorgan v Surrey - LV= County Championship Division Two - SWALEC Stadium - 19/4/15 Surrey's Kevin Pietersen before the match Action Images via Reuters / Andrew Boyers Livepic/FilesNEW DELHI (Reuters) - Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen will miss the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season due to a calf injury, the flamboyant stroke-maker has said.The 35-year-old faced only one ball in Rising Pune Supergiants' match ag

Apr 24 2016
Determined Yuvraj Singh sets 2019 World Cup goal
Determined Yuvraj Singh sets 2019 World Cup goal

Cricket - India v Pakistan- World Twenty20 cricket tournament - Kolkata, India, 19/03/2016. India's Yuvraj Singh (R) plays a shot as Pakistan's wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed looks on. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/FilesBy Sudipto GangulyMUMBAI (Reuters) - Once a limited-overs giant, Yuvraj Singh has been in and out of the Indian team in recent years but the all-rounder believes he still has enough cricket in him to look forward to the 2019 Worl

Apr 22 2016
Dale Steyn not ready to give up his limited-overs career
Dale Steyn not ready to give up his limited-overs career

Steyn has brushed aside rumors surrounding his white-ball futureProgressing towards the final phase of his astounding career, Dale Steyn is still hungry for a World Cup medal. Speaking to cricket.com.au, the South Africa pace legend has opened up about a reluctance to give up white-ball cricket to prolong his Test future.Dispelling all theories on how he would approach the last lap, Steyn remained confident of his choices. He said, “When yo

Apr 22 2016
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