South Africa

Hoping James Anderson will be fit for first Test - Morne Morkel

South Africa pacer Morne Morkel wants a fit James Anderson to feature in the England lineup for the Boxing Day Test in Durban to make it a competitive series.
24 December 2015

Stokes, Finn return to ODI and T20I squads for South Africa series

The England selectors have named 15-man squads for the One-Day International and Twenty20 International series to face South Africa in February with Ben Stokes and Steven Finn making a return.
23 December 2015

Injury scare for England ahead of first Test

England pace spearhead James Anderson is in doubt for the Boxing Day Test against South Africa after suffering a stiffness in his right calf muscle.
23 December 2015

Moeen Ali's six-wicket haul sinks South Africa A

Moeen Ali spun a web around South Africa A batsmen with his six-wicket haul to secure an innings victory for England in the final day of the tour game in Pietermaritzburg.
22 December 2015

Nagpur pitch receives official ICC warning

The International Cricket Council agreed with match referee Jeff Crowe's “poor” rating of the Nagpur pitch and has given an official warning to the Jamtha Stadium which hosted the third Test between India and South Africa.
21 December 2015

Finn's four-wicket haul sinks South Africa A

Steven Finn made a strong case for his selection with a four-wicket haul that helped England bowl South Africa A out for 136 runs before Alastair Cook and Alex Hales posted an unbeaten opening stand of 64 runs on the first day of the practice match in Pietermaritzburg.
20 December 2015

Dale Steyn passes fitness test ahead of England series

South Africa received a major boost with their pace spearhead Dale Steyn clearing a fitness test conducted prior to the start of the Test series against England.
18 December 2015

Thunderstorm forces draw after Dala's five-wicket haul

Junior Dala rattled England with a five-wicket haul on the final day following which a thunderstorm forced the umpires to call off the remainder of the play ending the first tour match in Potchefstroom as a draw.
17 December 2015

England pacers rock South Africa Invitation XI on day two

England's bowlers put in an all-round disciplined performance to bowl out South Africa Invitation XI for 188 runs and end the day with a 381-run lead with seven wickets in hand in the first tour game in Potchefstroom.
16 December 2015

James Taylor confident ahead of South Africa Tests

England batsman James Taylor stated that he is confident of performing well in the upcoming Test series against South Africa which gets underway with the first game in Durban on Boxing Day.
16 December 2015

Stokes, Taylor shine as England amass 470

Ben Stokes and James Taylor smacked unbeaten hundreds as England raced to 470 for five at the end of the first day of the tour match against South Africa Invitation XI in Potchefstroom.
15 December 2015

Expecting Steven Finn to return soon - Alastair Cook

England captain Alastair Cook is expecting the injured pace bowler Steven Finn to return to action at some stage during their upcoming tour of South Africa which kicks off on 26th December.
10 December 2015

South Africa drop Vilas, Tahir for Tests against England

The South African selectors on Thursday announced a 13-man squad for the first two Tests against England which begins on 26th December in Durban.
10 December 2015

Injured Vernon Philander ruled out of first two England Tests

South African fast bowler Vernon Philander has been ruled out of the first two Test matches against England due to the ankle injury he picked during the tour of India.
9 December 2015

Graeme Smith considering international return

Former South African captain Graeme Smith revealed that a return to international cricket is on his mind ahead of the Masters Champions League tournament.
9 December 2015

India claim second spot in ICC rankings

India have now leapfrogged Pakistan and Australia to claim the second spot in the International Cricket Council Test rankings after the 3-0 series victory against South Africa.
8 December 2015

India breach South Africa defence to win series 3-0

Ravichandran Ashwin completed a five-wicket haul and Umesh Yadav produced a fine spell of reverse swing as India breached South Africa's defence to win the fourth Test by 337 runs and complete a 3-0 series victory.
7 December 2015

Umesh Yadav surprised by South Africa's defensive approach

Indian fast bowler Umesh Yadav admitted that he was surprised by South Africa's defensive approach in the fourth day of the fourth Test match in Delhi.
6 December 2015

Hashim Amla leads South Africa resistance but India firmly on top

Hashim Amla played a determined innings negotiating 207 deliveries as South Africa offered firm resistance in the final innings against India, ending the fourth day at 72 for two needing 409 more to win the fourth Test against India in Delhi.
6 December 2015

Kohli, Rahane fifties give India massive lead on day three

Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane brought up the first century partnership in the series as they took India's lead to 403 runs with six wickets in hand at stumps on day three of the fourth Test against South Africa in Delhi.
5 December 2015