Captain Virat Kohli is confident fast bowlers Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah will perform well in relatively unknown conditions, as India and Australia commence the second Test at the new Perth Stadium on Friday.
Batsman Rohit Sharma and spinner Ravichandran Ashwin have been ruled out of India’s second Test against Australia, which will get underway in Perth on Friday.
Captain Albie Morkel had the consolation of victory as the Durban Heat ended an otherwise disappointing Mzansi Super League campaign with a win over the Tshwane Spartans at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Wednesday.
In what might be his South African swansong, AB de Villiers scored a breathtaking 93 not out for the Tshwane Spartans … only for former teammate Albie Morkel to clinch the win for the Durban Heat at SuperSport Park by two wickets with a ball to spare.
South African all-rounder Chris Morris will play for the Rangpur Riders in the 2019 Bangladesh Premier League.
Batsman Cameron Delport was singled out for praise by captain Faf du Plessis as the Paarl Rocks beat the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants in Wednesday’s Mzansi Super League fixture at Boland Park.
Dwayne Bravo’s 3-22 and 84 from Cameron Delport sealed a qualifier spot for the Paarl Rocks as they beat the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants by six wickets, writes KHALID MOHIDIN from Boland Park.
Tristan le Roux, Ethan Cunningham and Samuel Chemaly ensured that they ended the week with no regrets, as they brought up magnificent hundreds on a batting-friendly fifth and final day of the Momentum U15 Boys Week in Stellenbosch on Tuesday.
A brilliant spell of bowling by Monica Mofokeng helped Free State (FS) edge out South Western Districts (SWD) by a single run on the second day of the Cricket South Africa (CSA) Girls U19 Week in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday.
Coca-Cola South Africa U19 head coach, Lawrence Mahatlane, is keen to see new stars born during the Momentum U17 Boys Week in Durban this week.
The recent decision by 38-year-old Pakistan batter Mohammad Hafeez to retire from red-ball cricket after the 2-1 Test series loss to New Zealand has been labelled by some cricket insiders as an attempt by the batter to avoid fronting up to the Proteas pace attack in the upcoming Test series.
Day two of the Momentum U13 Cricket Week in Benoni was given over to time cricket games, and there were two outright wins by virtue of teams taking five second-innings wickets, writes THEO GARRUN.
Fast bowlers Anrich Nortje and Lutho Sipamla, who represented the Cape Town Blitz and Tshwane Spartans respectively in the ongoing Mzansi Super League, have been listed for the Indian Premier League player auction later this month. Batsmen Janneman Malan, Cameron Delport, Ryan Rickelton and Pite van Biljon, all-rounder Jason Smith and seamer Shadley van Schalkwyk are the other internationally-uncapped South… Read more →
The Spartans can still get into the play-offs, if they dramatically up the ante in the net run-rate stakes – and results go their way in Wednesday’s other match between the Paarl Rocks and Nelson Mandela Bay Giants. A lot of ‘ifs’, indeed. At the same time, the Heat will remain at the bottom regardless as the round-robin stage of… Read more →
The first half of Wednesday’s Mzansi Super League double-header brings a straight shootout to Boland Park, where the Giants and Rocks are vying for a spot alongside the Jozi Stars in Friday’s eliminator.