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Smith yet to confirm consulting role with South Africa team

By Mark GleesonCAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith said on Saturday an announcement on his rejoining the team in a consulting role to help boost confidence and impart ideas was premature and he was still...

England win toss, to bat in second test v South Africa

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - England captain Alastair Cook won the toss and opted to bat in the second test against South Africa at Newlands on Saturday as top wickettaker James Anderson returned to the touring side.Cook, who had lost...

NZ keen to host South Africa in pink ball ‘extravaganza’

REUTERS - New Zealand are keen to build on the momentum of the inaugural day-night test with their own 'pink ball' match, possibly against the touring South Africans, next season.Some 120,000 fans flocked through the gates of the Adelaide...
Dale Steyn

Rabada to replace injured Steyn for South Africa

By Mark GleesonCAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn will miss the second test against England, which starts at Newlands on Saturday, after failing to recover from a shoulder injury, captain Hashim Amla said.He will be...
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Anderson poised for England return

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - England's leading all-time wicket-taker James Anderson is set to return to their attack for the second test against South Africa starting on Saturday after recovering from a calf injury.Anderson, 33, was hardly missed in Durban...

South Africa add uncapped Viljoen as cover for Abbott

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Uncapped fast bowler Hardus Viljoen was added to South Africa's test squad on Thursday after Kyle Abbott felt tightness in his left hamstring during the team's defeat in the first test against England on Wednesday."With...
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South Africa hoping for happier new year

CAPE TOWN, (Reuters) – South Africa will hope the new year brings about a change in luck as they seek to put behind them a disappointing 2015 and get back to winning ways against England in the second test...

England’s Anderson set to return but Steyn doubtful for Proteas

By Mark GleesonDURBAN (Reuters) - Fast bowler James Anderson is set to return to the England side for the second test starting in Cape Town on Saturday, boosting their chances of a repeat win as South Africa declared their...