India hits out at sledging war claims

2018-12-18 21:04

India on Tuesday slammed "baseless" reports of a sledging showdown between rival captains Tim Paine and Virat Kohli during the second Australia-India Test.

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IPL

Heinrich Klaasen set to join AB at Royal Challengers Bangalore

2018-12-18 19:47

Proteas wicketkeeper-batsman Heinrich Klaasen has secured an IPL contract for 2019 after he was snapped up by the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

 
 
4-Day Franchise

Dolphins shift focus back to red ball cricket

2018-12-18 11:15

The Dolphins are preparing for one last CSA 4-Day Franchise Series clash in 2018 against the Highveld Lions at the Wanderers.

 
 
Cricket

Kohli defends 'tricky' all-pace decision after Perth defeat

2018-12-18 08:33

Indian captain Virat Kohli defended the decision to go for an all-pace attack after they slumped to a series-levelling defeat to Australia in the second Test in Perth.

 
Cricket

Australia level India series with 1st win since 'sandpapergate'

2018-12-18 06:37

Australia have beaten India in Perth to level the series with their first Test win since the ball-tampering 'sandpapergate' scandal that rocked international cricket.

 
Cricket

Kohli falls to Lyon as Australia close in on win

2018-12-17 18:00

Spinner Nathan Lyon claimed the prized wicket of Indian captain Virat Kohli as Australia closed in on victory in the second Test in Perth.

 
Cricket

Latham hits double ton as NZ plunder Sri Lanka attack

2018-12-17 07:25

New Zealand were all out for 578 against Sri Lanka, with opener Tom Latham hitting an unbeaten 264 to put them in control of the first Test in Wellington.

 
Cricket

Bangladesh coach cautious ahead of West Indies T20 showdown

2018-12-16 15:51

Bangladesh coach Steve Rhodes said was reluctant to consider his men favourites for the Twenty20 series against West Indies.

 
Mzansi Super League

No extra pressure for Prince's Blitz

2018-12-16 11:18

Cape Town Blitz head coach Ashwell Prince believes there will be no added pressure when his side hosts the inaugural Mzansi Super League Final.

 
Cricket

Williamson, Latham lead Black Caps charge

2018-12-16 06:34

Kane Williamson and Tom Latham both scored half centuries as New Zealand closed in on Sri Lanka's modest first-innings on day two of the first Test in Wellington.

 
Cricket

Ponting: India will have to change batting line-up

2018-12-15 19:38

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting reckons India are almost certain to change their openers for the Boxing Day Test.

 
Mzansi Super League

Faf leads uproar over Paarl Rocks elimination

2018-12-15 12:14

Faf du Plessis led the call of disappointment from the Paarl Rocks camp after the side was eliminated from the Mzansi Super League at the Wanderers.

 
Proteas

Amla's form of no concern for Proteas

2018-12-15 09:42

Proteas head coach Ottis Gibson admits he is not losing any sleep over the form of star batsman Hashim Amla.

 
Mzansi Super League

Paarl Rocks coach lands gig in Hampshire

2018-12-14 20:10

English county club Hampshire announced the appointment of former Proteas assistant coach Adrian Birrell as team manager.

 
Cricket

Malinga back as Sri Lanka ODI, T20 skipper

2018-12-14 15:41

Sri Lanka Friday brought back Lasith Malinga after a long hiatus as captain of its limited-over squads to lead the national team against New Zealand.

 
 
 
Cricket

Australia win toss, bat v India in scorching hot Perth

2018-12-14 06:25

Australia captain Tim Paine has won the toss and elected to bat first in the second Test against India at the Perth Stadium.

 
 
Cricket

Paine defends Finch, Starc in unchanged Test team

2018-12-13 12:15

Australia skipper Tim Paine came to the defence of under-fire Mitchell Starc and Aaron Finch as they were included in an unchanged team for the second India Test.

 
 
Cricket

Double India blow as Ashwin, Sharma out of 2nd Oz Test

2018-12-13 06:54

India suffered a big setback on the eve of the second Test against Australia when ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and batsman Rohit Sharma were ruled out.

 
Cricket

Nortje, Malan shortlisted in IPL auction

2018-12-12 20:13

Several Mzansi Super League stars have been shortlisted in the Indian Premier League player auction, which takes place later this month.

 
Proteas

Ageing Faf heading for golden summer

2018-12-12 15:32

Rob Houwing ponders whether Faf du Plessis has been elevating his game mindful of the fact that he could be in a swansong home season at international level.

 
 
Cricket

Australia need more Lyon-hearted performances

2018-12-12 07:07

In a once-dominant team humbled by a cheating scandal, spinner Nathan Lyon has been a reassuring throwback to an age of hard-bitten Australian cricketers.

 
Cricket

Top-ranked Kohli feeling the heat from Williamson

2018-12-11 15:43

Kane Williamson has become the first New Zealand batsman and 32nd overall to break the 900-point barrier in the ICC Test batsmen rankings.

 
Cricket

Social media has a ball with Shastri's TV comments

2018-12-11 12:17

Coach Ravi Shastri has made social media come alive with his cheeky TV comments after his side became the first Indian team to win a Test series-opener on Australian soil.

 
Proteas

SA may expose raw Pakistan batting

2018-12-11 08:17

The Proteas should be able to cash in soon on the Pakistan squad’s glaring collective lack of experience in our Test conditions, writes Rob Houwing.

 
Proteas

Hamza heaps praise on Cobras coaches as Proteas cap looms

2018-12-10 18:42

With a possible Proteas cap in the near future, Zubayr Hamza has credited Ashwell Prince and Faiek Davids for his stellar rise.

 
Mzansi Super League

Prince's Blitz ready to turn up in MSL final

2018-12-10 14:36

Cape Town Blitz head coach Ashwell Prince believes his team are ready to 'turn up' when they host the inaugural Mzansi Super League final.

 
IPL

Mystery Indian spinner stuns at IPL auction

2018-12-18 19:09

Little-known Indian mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy hit the jackpot at the Indian Premier League auction Tuesday after he was snared for $1.2 million by Kings XI Punjab.

 
Proteas

Proteas have ‘targets’ poser for Test

2018-12-18 13:22

The Proteas could be flirting with a transformation-related problem regarding the shape of their XI for the Boxing Day Test at Centurion, writes Rob Houwing.

 
Mzansi Super League

Jozi Stars skipper reveals secret to winning MSL

2018-12-18 10:48

Dane Vilas admits that their ability to gel as a group was one of the biggest factors in the Jozi Stars winning the inaugural Mzansi Super League title on Sunday.

 
Cricket

Paine relief: Australia win for 1st time since 'sandpapergate'

2018-12-18 08:38

Australia captain Tim Paine was a relieved man after his team beat India in Perth to level the series with their first Test win since the ball-tampering 'sandpapergate' scandal.

 
Cricket

Mathews hits ton as Sri Lanka defy New Zealand

2018-12-18 08:23

Angelo Mathews celebrated with push-ups on the pitch as he joined Kusal Mendis on triple figures to boost Sri Lanka's hopes of avoiding an innings defeat against NZ.

 
Cricket

Australia's Big Bash bursts back to life

2018-12-18 08:44

Australia's Big Bash League explodes into life for its eighth season on Wednesday boasting new ideas but only a handful of top players as the high-octane Twenty20 tournament tries to build on its success.

 
Cricket

'Monkeygate' reignites as Singh denies he 'broke down crying'

2018-12-17 07:54

Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh has refuted claims from Andrew Symonds that he broke down and cried in apologising over the infamous "monkeygate" scandal.

 
 
 
Cricket

Upbeat Australia battle in Perth to build lead over India

2018-12-16 13:30

Aaron Finch retired hurt after being struck on the finger as Australia built a 76-run lead over India during the second Test in Perth.

 
Cricket

Masterful Kohli falls after reaching 25th Test ton

2018-12-16 06:31

India captain Virat Kohli fell to a controversial catch after becoming the second-fastest batsman to 25 Test centuries on the third day of the second Test against Australia.

 
Cricket

Cricket Australia boss not ruling out four-day Tests

2018-12-15 17:28

Cricket Australia chief executive Kevin Roberts says he remains open to the possibility of playing four-day Test matches in the future.

 
Cricket

West Indies' Lewis returns for Bangladesh T20s

2018-12-15 10:44

Batsman Evin Lewis returned as the West Indies named a 15-man squad for their three-match Twenty20 series against Bangladesh.

 
Cricket

Mashrafe harbours no Imran-like ambitions

2018-12-15 09:05

He may be Bangladesh's star, but Mashrafe Mortaza insists he is not another Imran Khan, Pakistan's cricketing superhero-turned-prime minister.

 
Cricket

Ashley Giles appointed England cricket director

2018-12-14 19:08

Former international spinner Ashley Giles has been appointed as the new managing director of England men's cricket.

 
Cricket

India fight back as Oz squander starts in Perth

2018-12-14 12:42

Australia's top order batsmen squandered a number of promising starts to cede an early advantage on the first day of the second Test against India in Perth.

 
Proteas

KP: Weather could make England favourites at World Cup

2018-12-14 10:01

Kevin Pietersen doesn’t have thrilling news for the Proteas in terms of next year’s Cricket World Cup to be hosted in England and Wales.

 
Cricket

Bangladesh to bowl first against West Indies

2018-12-14 08:06

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza has won the toss and elected to bowl first in the series-deciding third game against West Indies.

 
Cricket

Sri Lanka reeling from upheaval ahead of NZ Tests

2018-12-14 07:13

Sri Lanka will hope to put poor form and off-field chaos behind them when they face New Zealand in the first Test at Wellington's Basin Reserve.

 
Mzansi Super League

Mzansi Super League gets funky logo for KO stages

2018-12-13 11:37

Mzansi Super League has added a bit of funk and variety in the final week of the tournament with a new logo as the tournament reaches its climax.

 
 
 
Cricket

Swanky new Perth Stadium keen to poach Boxing Day or New Year Test

2018-12-13 06:52

The boss of Perth's swanky new stadium wants it to be used for a Boxing Day or New Year's Test, traditionally played in Melbourne and Sydney.

 
Mzansi Super League

Paarl Rocks advance through to MSL playoffs

2018-12-12 18:21

The Paarl Rocks have progressed through to the Mzansi Super League playoffs after securing a win against the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants.

 
 
Cricket

Langer ready for pacey track in 2nd India Test

2018-12-12 08:41

Australia coach Justin Langer expects a pacey wicket at the new Perth Stadium for the second Test against India.

 
Cricket

Hope guides Windies to victory over Bangladesh

2018-12-11 18:30

Shai Hope struck a brilliant century as West Indies beat Bangladesh by four wickets in the second ODI to level the three-match series in Dhaka.

 
Cricket

Paine: Nobody better than in-form Starc

2018-12-11 14:27

Australia captain Tim Paine feels there is "no better bowler in the world" than Mitchell Starc when he is on song.

 
Cricket

Australia's Big Bash swaps coin toss for bat flip

2018-12-11 15:47

The Big Bash League is set to dispense with the traditional toss of a coin to determine which team gets to choose whether to bat or bowl first.

 
Cricket

Dananjaya suspended from bowling over illegal action

2018-12-11 07:15

Sri Lanka off-spinner Akila Dananjaya has been suspended from bowling in international cricket over an illegal action.

 
Cricket

England keep faith with Test squad for Windies tour

2018-12-10 18:02

England kept faith with the squad that delivered a Test whitewash in Sri Lanka, naming the same 16 players for the series against the West Indies.

 
IPL

Host of SA cricketers left unsold at IPL auction

2018-12-18 17:43

Despite his impressive outings for the Cape Town Blitz in the recently completed Mzansi Super League, Dale Steyn was left unsold during the first round of the IPL auction.

 
Cricket

Australia rely on unchanged squad for final 2 Tests

2018-12-18 12:28

Australian selectors kept faith with the current 13-player squad for their remaining two Tests against India.

 
Cricket

Mendis, Mathews defy NZ with epic stand to give Sri Lanka hope

2018-12-18 11:00

Angelo Mathews celebrated with push-ups on the pitch as Sri Lanka batted the whole day without losing a wicket to give themselves hope of an unlikely first Test draw in Wellington.

 
Cricket

Kohli plays down 'banter' as tempers flare in Perth

2018-12-18 08:57

Rival captains Tim Paine and Virat Kohli have played down their heated exchanges which prompted intervention from the umpire during the second Test.

 
Proteas

Pakistan seek batting form in SA tour opener

2018-12-18 07:18

Pakistan's batsmen will seek form when they open their tour of South Africa with a three-day match against a South African Invitation XI in Benoni Wednesday.

 
Cricket

Cottrell, Hope guide West Indies to crushing T20 win

2018-12-17 13:06

Left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell delivered a career best 4-28 before Shai Hope struck a half-century as West Indies crushed Bangladesh in a T20I on Monday.

 
Cricket

Australia's Lyon humbled by Tendulkar praise

2018-12-17 07:27

Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon says is humbled after Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar praised him as a "very special" bowler.

 
Mzansi Super League

Jozi Stars blast Cape Town Blitz to claim MSL crown

2018-12-16 18:36

The Jozi Stars are the winners of the inaugural Mzansi Super League, with the Gauteng based franchise easily taking the title with a win over the Cape Town Blitz.

 
Cricket

Indian teenage pace bowler takes perfect 10

2018-12-16 13:49

Indian teenage fast bowler Rex Singh wrote his name in the record books by becoming one of a select band of bowlers to take all 10 wickets in an innings.

 
Cricket

Latham ton puts New Zealand in charge of first Sri Lanka Test

2018-12-16 08:52

Opener Tom Latham's unbeaten century put New Zealand in charge of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Wellington.

 
Cricket

India's current bowling attack their best ever

2018-12-15 22:10

Former England captain Mike Brearley believes the current Indian bowling attack is the best the country has ever had.

 
 
Cricket

Southee stars as Sri Lanka struggle in New Zealand

2018-12-15 10:03

Paceman Tim Southee skittled Sri Lanka's top order with a five-wicket haul to give New Zealand an edge on the opening day of the first Test.

 
Mzansi Super League

Rain ends Rocks campaign, Stars advance to final

2018-12-14 20:52

The Mzansi Super League eliminator between the Jozi Stars and Paarl Rocks was abandoned as heavy rain and lightening hit the Wanderers.

 
Cricket

Bangladesh cruise to series win over Windies

2018-12-14 16:04

Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar slammed half-centuries as Bangladesh cruised to a win over the West Indies to take the three-match series.

 
Cricket

Bangladesh recall Saifuddin, Mithun for Windies T20s

2018-12-14 12:46

Bangladesh have recalled all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin and batsman Mohammad Mithun to their 14-man squad for a three-match T20 series against the West Indies.

 
 
 
Cricket

Windies hope to end series drought in decider

2018-12-13 15:26

West Indies captain Rovman Powell said his men were "upbeat and confident" of clinching the deciding ODI against Bangladesh.

 
Cricket

Sri Lanka select Lewis in coaching revamp for World Cup

2018-12-13 11:09

Jonathan Lewis has been named Sri Lanka's new batting coach, with the former England player to be tasked with preparing the national team for next year's World Cup.

 
Cricket

Australia unchanged for 2nd India Perth Test

2018-12-13 10:03

Australia have named an unchanged side for the second Test against India in Perth, with Aaron Finch retaining his spot as opener.

 
Cricket

Kohli undaunted by Ashwin, Sharma injury blows

2018-12-13 08:32

India skipper Virat Kohli is undaunted despite losing prolific spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and batsman Rohit Sharma to injury.

 
Mzansi Super League

AB blitz in vain, as Heat win dead-rubber

2018-12-13 06:00

Albie Morkel spoiled AB de Villiers and the Tshwane Spartans' party as the Durban Heat claimed victory in their dead-rubber Mzansi Super League clash.

 
Cricket

ICC boss 'confident' of corruption-free CWC

2018-12-12 16:04

The ICC said he is confident of a corruption-free 2019 World Cup as the sport works overtime to disrupt criminals who attempt to fix matches.

 
 
Mzansi Super League

Jozi Stars secure home playoff berth

2018-12-12 07:22

The Jozi Stars secured a home playoff berth in the Mzansi Super League with a massive win over the Tshwane Spartans at the Wanderers.

 
Mzansi Super League

Durban Heat hoping to end MSL 2018 on a high

2018-12-11 16:14

The Durban Heat will be hoping to end the Mzansi Super League with two wins in a row when they face the Tshwane Spartans at SuperSport Park.

 
Cricket

Gibbs applies for India coaching job

2018-12-11 12:29

Former Proteas batsman Herschelle Gibbs is reportedly interested and has applied for the head coach role of the Indian women's cricket team.

 
Cricket

Australia look for quick fix ahead of second India Test

2018-12-11 09:50

Australia skipper Tim Paine admitted there was little time to regroup after the first Test defeat to India.

 
Mzansi Super League

2 alleged 'match-fixers' arrested at Kingsmead

2018-12-10 20:01

Two alleged match-fixers were arrested during Friday evening's Mzansi Super League encounter at Kingsmead Stadium.

 
Mzansi Super League

Gayle's Mzansi Super League stint cut short

2018-12-10 16:22

Chris Gayle will leave the Jozi Stars camp and return to the Caribbean to attend his mother's funeral this weekend.

 
 

 
 
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