South Africa

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

Namibia Move Up To Third Despite Cooper Brilliance

An evenly contested ICC Intercontinental Cup fixture between Namibia and the Netherlands was won by the former on the final day in Windhoek. The 14 points from the victory move the home side up to third in the table, behind Ireland and Afghanistan, while the Netherlands' six points for first innings lead takes them up to sixth in the eight-team event.
14 April 2013

South Africa Name Provisional Champions Trophy Squad

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has named its 30-man provisional squad for the ICC Champions Trophy 2013, which will be played in England and Wales in June. Batsman Rilee Rossouw is the only player in the squad who has yet to represent South Africa in any format while Chris Morris and Henry Davids have not played One-Day International cricket.
3 April 2013

Super De Villiers Leads South Africa To Series Triumph

The hard-fought One-Day International series between Pakistan and South Africa was denied the finale that it perhaps deserved in Benoni. AB de Villiers made the most of being dropped early in his innings to end on 95 not out and help his side overhaul Pakistan's inadequate 205 with six overs to spare. Pakistan's innings had been one of disappointment as the middle-order all squandered starts, four of them passing 20 but none going on to pass 50. All of the South African pace attack bowled tidily and not without threat.
24 March 2013

Smith Unlikely To Play Final ODI As Ankle Injury Returns

South African batsman Graeme Smith may miss the fifth and final One-Day International against Pakistan on Sunday (24th March) after his ankle injury flared up during the fourth game in Durban. Pakistan won the match by three wickets to level the series and Smith's absence in the decider, would be a huge blow for the Proteas, who are already missing Faf du Plessis with a back problem.
21 March 2013

Misbah, Farhat Help Pakistan Level Series

The latest twist in the see-sawing One-Day International series between South Africa and Pakistan saw the tourists eventually take a three-wicket win in the fourth match in Durban to level the series at 2-2. They made a flying start although South Africa recovered to post a score of 234 for nine and after a poor start themselves, Pakistan almost threw away a winning position before scrambling home with eight balls to spare.
21 March 2013

First Win For Kenya As They Overcome Canada

Kenya beat Canada by four wickets to take their first victory in the 2011-13 ICC Intercontinental Cup competition in Dubai. They chased down 129 for the loss of six wickets on the final day having established a first innings lead of 50 and then dismissed Canada for 175 in their second innings.
21 March 2013

De Villiers Pleased To Have Passed Wanderers Test

South Africa One-Day International captain AB de Villiers says he is pleased to have come through a major test of his leadership skills in Sunday's 34-run win over Pakistan. In a high-scoring game, South Africa defended 343 for five by bowling Pakistan out for 309 and de Villiers had to combat Shahid Afridi, who blasted 88 in just 48 balls.
20 March 2013

'Nice Little Contest' Shaping Up - Robin Peterson

Ahead of tomorrow's fourth One-Day International between the South Africa and Pakistan in Durban, South African all-rounder Robin Peterson says the series is shaping up to be a 'nice little contest'. South Africa lead the series 2-1 after wins in Bloemfontein and Johannesburg but will be missing batsman Faf du Plessis due to injury.
20 March 2013

Injuries Affect Both Sides Ahead Of Fourth ODI

Both South Africa and Pakistan have injury concerns ahead of the crucial fourth One-Day International in Durban on Thursday. Faf du Plessis has been ruled out for the remainder of the series with a back injury, while Pakistan have called up Sohail Tanvir as cover for Mohammad Irfan and Umar Gul.
19 March 2013


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