South Africa

De Villiers Takes A Rest, Ontong And McLaren Called Up

South African all-rounder AB de Villiers has withdrawn from the Twenty International series against New Zealand to rest ahead of the Test series that begins next year. Although de Villiers had been named in the squad, he was not due to take on his normal role as captain but after a busy year, he requested to be excused from the series.
18 December 2012

Anjum Chopra Appointed To Cricket South Africa Role

Former Indian captain Anjum Chopra has been appointed as a technical advisor to the South African Women's squad ahead of the Women's World Cup in January and February. Chopra played in six World Cups herself and was the first Indian to play in 100 One-Day Internationals, leading India to their first ever overseas Test series win.
13 December 2012

South Africa Keep Faith With Perth Test Heroes

South Africa have kept faith in the team that beat Australia in Perth earlier this month in naming a 13-man squad to take on New Zealand in two Tests in January. The 11 players that won by 309 runs to take a 1-0 series win at the WACA are joined by Jacques Rudolph and Rory Kleinveldt as leg-spinner Imran Tahir is left out.
13 December 2012

Du Plessis To Captain South Africa In Twenty20 Series

Francois du Plessis will captain South Africa in their three-match Twenty20 International series against New Zealand as AB de Villiers is rested. South Africa's rotation policy will see de Villiers step down as captain with Jacques Kallis and Hashim Amla absent as four uncapped players have been included the squad.
13 December 2012

Unlucky Gillespie Suffers Injury, Bates Called Up

A side strain has ruled Mark Gillespie out of New Zealand's Twenty20 International series in South Africa and he has been replaced in the squad by Michael Bates. Gillespie hadn't even joined up with the squad having himself been named as a replacement for Adam Milne, who suffered an Achilles injury.
13 December 2012

West Indies-South Africa Dates And Venues Revealed

West Indies Women will play five One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals against South Africa Women from 7th to 20th January. The ODI series will provide both teams with competitive preparation for the World Cup and the two Twenty20 matches will be played ahead of the final matches of the Caribbean Twenty20.
11 December 2012

Six New Zealand Newcomers As Taylor Stands Down

Brendon McCullum will captain New Zealand during their tour of South Africa while previous skipper Ross Taylor takes a break from international cricket. McCullum was handed the limited overs captaincy as per a New Zealand Cricket (NZC) Board decision but Taylor declined the opportunity to retain the Test leadership, resulting in McCullum taking on captaincy of all three teams.
7 December 2012

We Were Outplayed By South Africa - Clarke

Australian captain Michael Clarke haspaid tribute to South Africa's performance during the Test series, which the Proteas won 1-0 following a 309-run win in the final Test in Perth. Clarke scored a double-century in the series opener in Brisbane but saw his side only able draw the opening two matches, and South Africa were able to take advantage at the WACA.
3 December 2012

Ponting Admits To Nerves During Farewell Test

Ricky Ponting admits that his final outing for Australia was one of his most nerve-wracking, and that his inability to score runs under pressure was one of the main reasons why he decided to retire. "It's been a pretty long and tough week. I know I've been more nervous, this game, than any other game I've played, just for the reason for how much it means to play for Australia and wanting to finish the right way," he said.
3 December 2012

South Africa Keep Rankings Lead With 309-Run Win

South Africa handed Australia a 309-run thrashing on day four of the third and final Test in Perth to remain at the head of the ICC Test rankings. Their position had been in doubt in the early part of the match but they came back strongly and dismissed Australia for 322 on the final day having asked them to chase 632 to win.
3 December 2012

Ricky Ponting To Retire Following Perth Test

Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has announced that the upcoming third Test against South Africa in Perth will be his last and he will subsequently retire from international cricket. Ponting led Australia between 2002 and 2011, guiding the side to two World Cup successes in 2003 and 2007 and overseeing a period of dominance in Test cricket.
29 November 2012

Cricket Video - Du Plessis The Hero With Century On Debut As South Africa Draw - Cricket World TV

A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket newsas we look back on the second Test between Australia and South Africa in Adelaide, which saw Faf du Plessis score an unbeaten century on debut to stave off defeat.
26 November 2012

Australia Ring The Changes For Final Test

Australia have called up Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Johnson and John Hastings for the third and final Test against South Africa in Perth. James Pattinson misses out through injury while batsman Rob Quiney has been left out with Shane Watson now fit to return. Johnson's recall makes the squad a 14-strong party.
26 November 2012

Du Plessis Century Steers South Africa To Battling Draw

Francois du Plessis batted throughout the final day of the second Test in Adelaide, scoring an unbeaten century to ensure South Africa and Australia drew. His unbeaten 110 occupied 376 deliveries and along with heroic efforts from AB de VIlliers and Jacques Kallis, South Africa kept Australia at bay, closing on 248 for eight in their second innings.
26 November 2012

McLaren To Cover For Kallis, Pattinson Ruled Out

South Africa will fly in all-rounder Ryan McLaren as cover for Jacques Kallis and Vernon Philander ahead of the third Test against Australia which begins on Friday. In other news from Australia, it has been confirmed that James Pattinson will miss most of the remainder of the Australian summer as a result of the side pain that he felt on the third day of the ongoing second Test.
25 November 2012

Kallis Unable To Bowl, Philander Expected To Recover

Vernon Philander and Jacques Kallis were early casualties for South Africa, even before they suffered a mauling at the hands of Australia on the opening day of the second Test in Adelaide. Philander didn't even make the team due to a sore back and Kallis bowled just 3.3 overs before limping off with a hamstring strain. Australia went on to close the day on 482 for five.
22 November 2012

West Indies Name 18-Strong Women's Training Squad

The West Indies selectors and coaching team will take a look at two new players at a training camp ahead of their women's series against South Africa in January. Kyshonna Knight - twin sister of Kycia - and Shemilia Connell are the new players in the 18-strong squad which will be working in Barbados for four weeks.
21 November 2012

Dates For Next Rounds Of WCL And Intercontinental Cup Revealed

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has revealed the dates for the latest round of World Cricket League (WCL) one-day and ICC Intercontinental Cup four-day matches. The top eight Associate and Affiliate members are battling it out in both competitions, with the top two sides in the WCL gaining automatic entry to the 2015 World Cup.
21 November 2012

South Africa To Hand Du Plessis Test Debut

Francois du Plessis will make his Test debut for South Africa when they play Australia in the second Test which begins tomorrow (22nd November) in Adelaide. Du Plessis will come into the side as the replacement for JP Duminy, whose tour was ended by a ruptured Achilles tendon during the opening Test in Brisbane, which was drawn.
21 November 2012

Morkel Says South Africa 'Ready' To Lift Their Game

Adaptability has quickly become a watchword for South Africa since arriving in Australia. Whether it be from Sydney to Brisbane, or as now, from Brisbane to Adelaide, they are being faced with different challenges at each venue. So far, they have done a reasonable job, holding off Australia to draw in Brisbane and keep a firm hold of the number one Test ranking that they are defending, but fast bowler Morne Morkel knows that more improvement is still needed.
20 November 2012


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