• Tue, Jan 22, 2019
  • South Africa hopes to bounce back
    After slipping to a five-wicket loss in the first one-day international against Pakistan, South Africa will be desperate to draw level in Durban on Tuesday and prevent the deficit from becoming even...
    South Africa hopes to bounce back
    South Africa’s top-order batsmen will want to up their scoring-rate in Durban, not just to give their bowlers something to defend, but also to gain a psychological advantage against Pakistan.To do that, the host will be reliant on the experienced duo of Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis, especially in the absence of the rested Quinton de Kock and the injured JP Duminy. The in-form Rassie van der Dussen will hope to play a big role once again. South Africa will also be buoyed by the performance of its bowlers, who pushed Pakistan to the final over in a relatively small chase.
  • Hope comes in for high praise from Sobers Hope comes in for high praise from Sobers

    West Indies batsman Shai Hope has come in for effusive praise from the legendary Sir Garry Sobers, who said the 25-year-old was “class”.

  • Australia calls up in-form Patterson for SL Tests Australia calls up in-form Patterson for SL Tests

    In-form Kurtis Patterson was added to Australia’s squad on Monday for the upcoming Tests against Sri Lanka as selectors try to fix a batting line-up that failed to fire during the home Tests against...

  • History stacked against England in the West Indies History stacked against England in the West Indies

    England may be third in the Test rankings and the West Indies eighth, but history will be against Joe Root’s tourists when a three-match series gets underway in Barbados on Wednesday.

  • David Warner faces elbow surgery David Warner faces elbow surgery

    David Warner is expected to undergo surgery on his injured elbow on Tuesday, after returning home from a stint in the Bangladesh Premier League.

  • I will be fit before IPL, says Prithvi Shaw I will be fit before IPL, says Prithvi Shaw

    Recovering from an ankle injury that forced him out of the Australia tour, the young Prithvi Shaw on Monday said he will be fit in time for the 12th season of Indian Premier League.

  • India, Kohli maintain top positions in Test rankings India, Kohli maintain top positions in Test rankings

    A maiden Test series triumph in Australia saw both the Indian team and its skipper Virat Kohli consolidate their respective pole positions in the latest ICC Test rankings released on Monday.

  • Taylor allays injury fears ahead of first ODI Taylor allays injury fears ahead of first ODI

    Watching Ross Taylor with a large splint strapped to the fingers on his left hand, you’d give him minimal chance of returning ‘home’ to McLean Park to face India on Wednesday.

  • Don't get caught up with Kohli: Ross Taylor Don't get caught up with Kohli: Ross Taylor

    New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor warns his side that India has a few more good batsmen for it to worry about.

  • Anglo American Snooker: Mohnish triumphs Anglo American Snooker: Mohnish triumphs

    Up and coming youngster Mohnish Arya played out of his skin to upset reigning Karnataka State snooker champion Parthiban Rajendran 3-2 in the final of the Anglo American Snooker Tournament on Sunday.

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