South Africa

South Africans Win, Thisara Earns Sri Lanka Recall

A recurrence of Morne Morkel's quad muscle injury overshadowed the South Africans' comfortable win over the Sri Lanka Board President’s XI.
17 July 2013

South Africa Look To Adapt Quickly

South Africa are keen to use their tour game against a Sri Lanka Development XI as an opportunity to adapt quickly to conditions and will play the game as an 11-a-side match.
16 July 2013

Trent Johnston To Retire In December

Ireland fast bowler Trent Johnston has announced he will retire from international and representative cricket in December following the end of the ICC Intercontinental Cup.
15 July 2013

ODI Rankings Boost For Australia, India Stay Top

The latest International Cricket Council (ICC) One-Day International rankings see India remain at the top and Australia move into second place.
12 July 2013

South Africa Fixtures Announced For Tour Of UAE

The fixtures for South Africa's forthcoming tour of the UAE, where they will play Pakistan, have been announced.
9 July 2013

Ireland Book Place In Intercontinental Cup Final

Ireland needed less than three days to confirm their position in the final of the ICC Intercontinental Cup with a dominant 279-run win over the Netherlands in Deventer. George Dockrell stole the show on the third day with figures of six for 39 as the home side were dismissed for just 127 having been set 407 to win.
3 July 2013

South Africa Take Calm Approach To Semi-Final

South Africa qualified for the semi-finals of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 following a dramatic tie against West Indies in Cardiff and they are now 'minding their own business' as they prepare for their semi-final. Fast bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe, who has taken four wickets in the tournament so far, says that the squad are doing their best to approach the match at The Oval as any other game.
17 June 2013

Dramatic Tie Puts South Africa Through, West Indies Depart

West Indies were left to rue the extraordinarily bad timing of Kieron Pollard losing his wicket as they ended up sharing a Duckworth/Lewis method tie which knocked them out of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013. Chasing 231 to win in 31 overs, and with his side just ahead on the Duckworth/Lewis method, Pollard was caught by Dale Steyn off Ryan McLaren, leaving the scores effectively level when the players left the field moments later.
14 June 2013

South Africa Full of New Energy - Amla

Hashim Amla hailed the performance of South Africa's rising stars after yesterday's 67-run win against Pakistan. Man-of-the-Match Amla laid the foundations with 81 off 97 balls in their innings of 234 for 9, in the clash at Edgbaston on Monday (10th June).
11 June 2013

South Africa Optimistic Of Dale Steyn Recovery

South Africa have chosen to rest Dale Steyn in today's ICC Champions Trophy 2013 opener against India and are confident he will be fit in time for their second game, against Pakistan on 10th June. Steyn left the field after bowling just five overs during his side's warm-up defeat to Pakistan, a match which also saw Robin Peterson struck on the foot while batting.
6 June 2013

De Kock Joins South Africa Amid Injury Concerns

South Africa have added Quinton de Kock to their group as an unofficial member of their ICC Champions Trophy squad as Dale Steyn, Robin Peterson picked up injuries during their warm-up defeat to Pakistan. De Kock has been added to the group as cover for captain and wicket-keeper AB de Villiers as South Africa are putting plans in place to cover any further injury problems.
4 June 2013

Pakistan Outplay South Africa For Six-Wicket Win

Pakistan powered to a six-wicket win over South Africa to lay down a significant marker ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013, where the two sides will meet in the group stages. A fine performance in the field from Pakistan enabled them to dismiss South Africa for 202 and as Imran Farhat and Mohammad Hafeez both scored half-centuries, they reached their target with 27 balls to spare.
3 June 2013

South Africa To Experiment Against Netherlands

South Africa captain AB de Villiers says the Proteas will use their One-Day International against the Netherlands as an opportunity to experiment ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013. The fast bowlers who took part in the Indian Premier League are expected to be rested with South Africa playing a team that will be much different from their strongest outfit, which they will likely field in their warm-up match against Pakistan erlyearly next week.
30 May 2013

Netherlands Name Squad To Play South Africa

The Netherlands have named a 14-man squad for their One-Day International against South Africa on 31st May in Amsterdam. South Africa take on the European side as part of their preparations for the Champions Trophy while Netherlands will be match-ready after two Yorkshire Bank 40 encounters in the days running up to the game.
22 May 2013

Domingo To Replace Kirsten As South Africa Coach

Cricket South Africa (CSA) have moved quickly to appoint Russell Domingo as the successor to Gary Kirsten as South Africa coach after the latter's decision not to renew his contract. Domingo, Kirsten's assistant coach, was appointed Twenty20 coach of the Proteas earlier this year and will take over control of all three teams on 1st August 2013.
11 May 2013

Sri Lanka-South Africa Series Dates Confirmed

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have confirmed the itinerary for South Africa's limited overs tour which will comprise five One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals. The five ODIs will be played between 20th and 31st July in Colombo and Kandy before the three Twenty20 Internationals are held on 2nd, 4th and 6th August.
10 May 2013

Gary Kirsten To Step Down As South Africa Coach

Gary Kirsten has decided not to renew his contract and will step down as South Africa head coach, Cricket South Africa (CSA) have confirmed. Kirsten was appointed on a two-year deal in August 2011 but was required to inform the board by April 30th 2013 whether he wants to renew his deal but he has decided to step down due to family reasons.
10 May 2013

De Villiers Highlights 'Game-Changers' In South Africa Squad

South Africa captain has picked out Chris Gayle and Mahendra Singh as players to watch in the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 but says his own team has enough game-changers to see them perform well. South Africa are chasing their first global tournament success since they won the event in 1998 and take on India, Pakistan and the West Indies in their opening group.
8 May 2013

Netherlands Move Closer To 2015 World Cup Place

The Netherlands avenged their ICC Intercontinental Cup defeat to Namibia at the weekend by beating them in the first of two World Cricket League Championship matches in Windhoek. A century from Namibia's Craig Williams wasn't enough to help them recover from a poor start to their run chase as they were finally bowled out for 237 in pursuit of the visitors' 268 for nine. Timm van der Gugten transferred his form from the first-class fixture into limited-overs cricket and ended with three for 37.
16 April 2013

Cricket World Player Of The Week - Harmanpreet Kaur

There was international cricket action in both the women's cricket and associate cricket arenas over the past week. Namibia beat the Netherlands in the ICC Intercontinental Cup in Windhoek, while India Women completed a six-nil clean sweep of Bangladesh Women by winning the three One-Day Internationals in Ahmedabad.
15 April 2013


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