South Africans Quinton de Kock and Aiden Markram have climbed to sixth and seventh position, respectively, in the latest International Cricket Council’s rankings for Test batsmen released on Monday.
The second Ashes series Test ended in a draw at Lord’s on Sunday, but not before England fast bowler Jofra Archer left another near indelible impact on the longest format.
Former India captain Rahul Dravid has likened Proteas fast bowler Dale Steyn to the late Malcolm Marshall.
Former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar has lavished praise on Proteas fast bowler Dale Steyn, who retired from Test cricket this week.
Twitter was abuzz with praise for Dale Steyn after the news filtered through that the Proteas’ all-time leading Test wicket-taker was retiring from the long format of the game.
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Dale Steyn has called time on his Test career in a bid to prolong his involvement in the shorter format of the game.
Former Test cricketers Shane Warne and Nasser Hussain have heavily criticised umpires Joel Wilson and Aleem Dar on day one of the Ashes series opener at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Thursday.
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has reiterated sending text messages to some of the Proteas players during the 2012 series was an error in judgement.
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Ireland crashed to the seventh lowest total in the history of Test cricket – and a heavy 143-run defeat – against England at Lord’s on Friday.
The South African-born Michael Neser and Marnus Labuschagne have been named in Australia’s squad for the Ashes series, which will start with the first Test at Edgbatson in Birmingham on Thursday.
Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has retired from Test cricket. He will remain available for ODI and T20I selection.
Opening batsman Jason Roy has joined a long line of South African-born Test cricketers with his debut in the longest format of the international game against Ireland at Lord’s on Wednesday.
Test captain Joe Root is confident England’s solid stretch of form during the World Cup will yield positive results during the Ashes series later this year.