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Australia captain Smith heads home with wrist injury
Australia captain Smith heads home with wrist injury

Cricket - Australia Nets - Ageas Bowl - 2/9/15. Australia's Steve Smith during a training session. Action Images via Reuters / Philip Brown. LivepicMELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia cricket captain Steve Smith has pulled out of the Indian Premier League to head home for treatment on a wrist injury.Cricket Australia said Smith had laboured due to pain in his right wrist for the past week while playing for Pune in the Twenty20 tournament."From the in

May 2 2016
Playing IPL is like taking an MBA in cricket: AB de Villiers
Playing IPL is like taking an MBA in cricket: AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers is among the most popular foreign cricketers in the IPLArguably the best batsman in world cricket at present, AB de Villiers, has heaped praises on the Indian Premier League in a column for the Hindu. de Villiers has referred to the tournament as the University of World Cricket and playing in it to be like an MBA in the sport."When people talk about the IPL, they almost always refer to the player salaries and the razzamatazz;

May 1 2016
Australia's Marsh out of IPL with side strain
Australia's Marsh out of IPL with side strain

Cricket - Australia v New Zealand - World Twenty20 cricket tournament - Dharamsala, India, 18/03/2016. Australia's Mitchell Marsh plays a shot. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/FilesNEW DELHI (Reuters) - All-rounder Mitchell Marsh will return home from the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a side strain and will be assessed ahead of Australia's tour of West Indies next month, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Sunday.Marsh is the third big casualty at Rising Pune

May 1 2016
AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli post tweets on football practice session
AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli post tweets on football practice session

AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli during a match in PuneCurrently, there is no better sight in world cricket than watching AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli together on a cricket pitch. These two dynamic players are undoubtedly the best two batsmen of this generation.Both cricketers have achieved tremendous success in international cricket with their respective countries and also clinched the status of legend. The 32-year-old South African has alr

May 1 2016
Australian players would prefer to play one day-night Test this summer
Australian players would prefer to play one day-night Test this summer

Adelaide Oval hosted the first ever day-night Test match last yearThe Australian Cricketers’ Association claimed that players would “prefer” to play only one day-night Test this summer.It has been confirmed that Australia will play a day-night Test against Pakistan at the Gabba in mid-December. Cricket Australia also remains "optimistic" that the third Test of the three-match series against South Africa in Novembe

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
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

Apr 27 2016
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 issued guidelines that at least four players of colour should be included in the national team, which has sparked speculation as to whether this will hinder the balance and performance of the national team.CSA is not an islolated example; many other sport bodies in South Africa too have to follo

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
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