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ES’ ODI XI of 2015

2015 is finally over and it was one hell of a year in the cricketing worlds. It was a year the 400 became the new 300 and 300 became the new 200. ODI double centuries became an overnight trend. This year...

Steyn ruled out of third test v England

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Fast bowler Dale Steyn has been ruled out of this week’s third test against England in a major blow to South Africa’s bid to get back into the four-match series. The shoulder injury which restricted his bowling...

Dropped Duminy nudges SA selectors with double century

CAPE TOWN,(Reuters) - JP Duminy gave the South Africa selectors a timely reminder of his quality by smashing a career-best unbeaten 260 in a four-day provincial match for the Cape Cobras in Paarl on Friday. Duminy, dropped for the drawn...

South Africa unchanged for final two England tests

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa have named an unchanged squad for the remaining two tests against England as AB de Villiers prepares to lead the five-day team for the first time in Johannesburg on Thursday. De Villiers takes over...

De Villiers appointment revives questions about workload

By Mark Gleeson CAPE TOWN, (Reuters) - AB de Villiers described his appointment as captain of South Africa's test team as the fulfilment of a life-long dream but it will raise further questions about the burden on the team’s outstanding...

Amla quits as South Africa test captain

By Mark Gleeson CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Hashim Amla said on Wednesday he was stepping aside as South Africa’s cricket test captain with immediate effect, a day after a double century rescued his country from possible defeat in the second...

England frustrate South Africa

By Mark Gleeson CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Off-spinner Dane Piedt raised hopes of an unlikely South African victory as he grabbed three wickets on Wednesday to leave England on 155 for six at tea on the final day of the...

England survive as second test heads for stalemate

By Mark Gleeson CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - England’s openers came through the last half an hour unscathed after South Africa declared on 627 for seven and the second test was heading for a draw on Tuesday. South Africa captain Hashim Amla...