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South Africa captain Elgar sounds warning to the players who chose IPL over Tests

“I don’t know if those guys are going to be selected again; that’s out of my hands,” Dean Elgar, South Africa’s captain, has sounded a warning to the players who chose IPL over the Test series against Bangladesh. Several South African players like Kagiso Rabada, Marco Jansen, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Rassie van der Dussen, and Aiden Markram who chose IPL over the Test series, and clearly the South African management isn’t happy. The coach Mark Boucher too agreed with his captain. “They did go to the IPL and vacate their spots.” South Africa won both the Tests convincingly in the absence of these players to win the series 2-0. 🏏 RESULT | #Proteas WIN BY 332 RUNS Keshav Maharaj claimed 7/40 in the second innings as the #Proteas romped to victory in the first hour of Day 4 to secure th...
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South Africa’s Elgar delighted with Test side’s rapid improvement | Cricket News – Times of India

GQEBERHA (South Africa): South Africa Test captain Dean Elgar believes his team have improved beyond most expectations after they completed a comfortable 2-0 home series win over Bangladesh that was played without six of their first team regulars. The side recently beat India 2-1 at home and also played to a 1-1 draw in New Zealand to record five wins from seven matches over the season, five of which were played against the two teams that contested the Test World Championship final last year. "Not a lot of people would have given us those kind of stats at the start of the season, but it is great to have the numbers on our side. There is a lot of behind the scenes work that went into this," Elgar told reporters after South Africa's 332-run win over Bangladesh at St George's Park on Monda...
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Taijul Islam takes six wickets but South Africa in control of second Test | Cricket News – Times of India

GQEBERHA (South Africa): Bangladesh left-arm spinner Taijul Islam took 6-135 but the touring side are behind in the game after they limped to 139 for five at the close on day two of the second and final Test against South Africa on Saturday. Bangladesh are still 314 runs behind their hosts’ total of 453 all out at St George’s Park and their first aim will be to avoid the follow-on when Mushfiqur Rahim (30 not out) and Yasir Ali (8 not out) resume on the third morning. Seamer Wiaan Mulder (3-15) has been the pick of the home bowlers, removing Tamim Iqbal lbw for a brisk 47. He did likewise to Najmul Hossain Shanto (33) as Bangladesh suffered a double blow following a solid start to their innings. Mulder bagged his third lbw of the innings when he snared captain Mominul Haque (6) as he bo...
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Elgar defends South Africans against ‘sledging’ allegations | Cricket News – Times of India

PORT ELIZABETH (South Africa): South African Test captain Dean Elgar on Thursday defended his team against allegations of "unbearable sledging" during the first Test against Bangladesh in Durban. He said the Bangladesh players needed to "harden up" if they wanted to play the game at a high level. Speaking ahead of the second Test, which starts at St George's Park on Friday, Elgar said South Africa played the game hard but stopped short of swearing or using foul language towards their opponents. Bangladesh cricket operations chief Jalal Yunus said on Tuesday that his board would make an official complaint to the International Cricket Council about what he described as biased umpiring and the "sledging" of the home team. "I don't think they are justified whatsoever," said Elgar. "We play ...
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1st Test: Bangladesh 11/3 in pursuit of 274 against South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

DURBAN (South Africa): Bangladesh lost three wickets in quick succession as they set out in search of their first Test win against South Africa on the fourth day of the first Test at Kingsmead on Sunday. Bangladesh, set to make 274 to win, were teetering at 11 for three at the close, with South African spinners Simon Harmer and Keshav Maharaj taking all three wickets inside five overs with the new ball. Off-spinner Harmer had Shadman Islam caught at slip for nought in the second over before left-armer Keshav Maharaj took two wickets in his third over. Maharaj bowled first innings century-maker Mahmudul Hasan Jay for four with a ball which drifted in and found a gap between bat and pad. Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque edged two runs before he went back on his stumps and was trapped leg ...
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1st Test: Bavuma leads South Africa to 233 for four at close against Bangladesh | Cricket News – Times of India

DURBAN: Temba Bavuma scored an unbeaten half-century as South Africa reached 233 for four at the premature close on a stop-start opening day of the first Test against Bangladesh at Kingsmead on Thursday. Play was called off with 76.5 overs bowled as the umpires deemed the light not good enough despite the sun shining down on the ground, a curious end to a day that had started with a 30-minute delay due to a problem with the sight screen. The steady Bavuma was 53 not out having put on the same number for the fifth wicket with Kyle Verreynne, who was not out on 27. The pair will hope to push on to a big first-innings score on day two after the home side were sent into bat, another interesting decision at a ground where spin is very much in play in the latter stages of the match. South Afr...
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Green wicket holds key to New Zealand-South Africa first Test | Cricket News – Times of India

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand and South Africa are focusing on the notoriously green Hagley Oval wicket as they draw up battle plans for the first Test starting in Christchurch on Thursday. New Zealand are desperate for a first series win against South Africa and to prove they can still muster a winning combination despite missing 273 Tests-worth of experience with the absence of Ross Taylor (retired), Kane Williamson (injured) and Trent Boult (paternity leave). South Africa are thirsting to lift both their world ranking (fifth) and to boost their World Test Championship standing, with the chance to move up to second if they sweep the two-Test series. Test cricket returns tomorrow in Christchurch! Get for the challenge of South Africa with @dazmitchell47 and bowlin… https://t.co/nbjMcdDbn7—...
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No Williamson, Taylor as New Zealand aim to break South Africa drought | Cricket News – Times of India

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand enter unfamiliar territory when the first Test against South Africa begins in Christchurch on Thursday, without batting greats Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson. It has been 14 years since the hosts started a Test without either Taylor or Williamson -- their top two all-time Test run scorers respectively -- and they have the extra burden of trying to win a series against South Africa for the first time. Taylor retired last month and Williamson is injured, leaving the Black Caps without the pair's steadying influence against a dynamic Proteas pace attack. South Africa arrived on a high after completing a double of Test and one-day series wins at home against India. New Zealand coach Gary Stead admitted his team face a tough challenge in the two-Test series. "They'...
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South Africa skipper Dean Elgar gives backing to coach Mark Boucher | Cricket News – Times of India

CAPE TOWN: Test captain Dean Elgar says the team will show "support" for embattled coach Mark Boucher, who faces a Cricket South Africa disciplinary hearing on charges of gross misconduct in May. Boucher has been accused of racism by former team mate Paul Adams and of sidelining his former assistant coach Enoch Nkwe. He denies both allegations. CSA had wanted the hearings to be held next month following the team's two-test series in New Zealand that starts on Feb. 17, but they have been postponed to the week of May 16 to allow players to testify at the request of Boucher's legal team. South Africa host Bangladesh for a test and One-Day International series from March 18. "Cricket comes first for us, irrespective of what our head coach is going through," Elgar told reporters ahead of the...
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There’s a lesson in Elgar’s words for Kohli’s successor

Whoever takes over from Virat Kohli as Test captain should listen to the post-match comments of South Africa captain Dean Elgar at Newlands. Elgar’s answer to a question on the Decision Review System (DRS) controversy which prompted the visiting team, led by skipper Kohli, to lose its cool and use the stump mic to vent their frustration at the host broadcaster should be edited by the video analyst and circulated by Kohli’s successor on his players’ Whatsapp group. Elgar is the one who got the reprieve on Day Three in Cape Town. So his point of view from the middle is not the same as that of ‘people on the outside’, that group of armchair critics Kohli loves to bash at the drop of a hat. This is what Elgar said in a nutshell. “It was maybe a team under a bit of pressure and ...
Virat Kohli and his men will have some level of regret, not convinced DRS is 100% accurate: Boeta Dippenaar | Cricket News – Times of India
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Virat Kohli and his men will have some level of regret, not convinced DRS is 100% accurate: Boeta Dippenaar | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's dream of winning a maiden Test series in the Rainbow Nation remained unrealised as the visitors, who were tagged favourites to create history this time around, suffered a 1-2 series defeat at the hands of an inexperienced South African side. This was India's 9th tour to South Africa and Mahendra Singh Dhoni remains the only Indian captain who managed to draw a series on South African soil (2010). Former South African batsman Boeta Dippenaar believes the Virat Kohli-led team missed out on a big opportunity to win their maiden Test series in South Africa. India had won the opening Test of the three-match series, in Centurion, by 113 runs and then lost the second Test, in Johannesburg, by 7 wickets. India set a 212 run target in the third and final Test and the Proteas o...
Elgar, SA team manager meet match officials to discuss van der Dussen’s dismissal | Cricket News – Times of India
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Elgar, SA team manager meet match officials to discuss van der Dussen’s dismissal | Cricket News – Times of India

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa skipper Dean Elgar and team manager Khomotso Masubelele met match officials during the lunch break on Day 2 of the second Test to discuss a questionable caught behind dismissal of Rassie van der Dussen. ESPNcricinfo reported that Elgar and Masubelele wanted to discuss the dismissal with on field umpires Marais Erasmus and Allahudien Palekar, third umpire Adrian Holdstock and match referee Andy Pycroft. What was discussed between them remains unclear. Van der Dussen was adjudged caught behind by the on-field umpire at the stroke of lunch off Shardul Thakur but there were questions on the legality of the catch taken by wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant. However, there was no conclusive evidence that the ball bounced before going into Pant's gloves. Law 2.12 requires co...
Dean Elgar, SA team manager meet match officials to discuss van der Dussen’s dismissal
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Dean Elgar, SA team manager meet match officials to discuss van der Dussen’s dismissal

South Africa skipper Dean Elgar and team manager Khomotso Masubelele met match officials during the lunch break on day two of the second Test to discuss a questionable caught behind dismissal of Rassie van der Dussen. ESPNcricinfo reported that Elgar and Masubelele wanted to discuss the dismissal with on field umpires Marais Erasmus and Allahudien Palekar, third umpire Adrian Holdstock and match referee Andy Pycroft. What was discussed between them remains unclear. Van der Dussen was adjudged caught behind by the on-field umpire at the stroke of lunch off Shardul Thakur but there were questions on the legality of the catch taken by wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant. However, there was no conclusive evidence that the ball bounced before going into Pant’s gloves. Law 2.12 requir...
Elgar wants Proteas to handle De Kock’s Test retirement in professional manner | Cricket News – Times of India
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Elgar wants Proteas to handle De Kock’s Test retirement in professional manner | Cricket News – Times of India

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa skipper Dean Elgar says he was initially "shocked" at Quinton de Kock's sudden retirement from Test cricket but insisted that the team will take the setback in its stride and strive to level the ongoing series against India. De Kock, only 29, announced his retirement from the traditional format at the end of the opening Test against India, which the hosts lost by 113 runs at SuperSport Park on Thursday. "I was pretty shocked. But sitting down with Quiney (Quinton de Kock), he explained his reasons and I respect and fully understand his decision," Elgar said at a virtual press conference on the eve of the second Test. "I don't think there will be any," Elgar responded when asked if there would be any hangover on the players about his retirement. "The responsibi...
Elgar wants Proteas to handle De Kock’s Test retirement in professional manner
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Elgar wants Proteas to handle De Kock’s Test retirement in professional manner

South Africa skipper Dean Elgar says he was initially “shocked” at Quinton de Kock’s sudden retirement from Test cricket but insisted that the team will take the setback in its stride and strive to level the ongoing series against India. De Kock, only 29, announced his retirement from the traditional format at the end of the opening Test against India, which the hosts lost by 113 runs at SuperSport Park on Thursday. “I was pretty shocked. But sitting down with Quiney (Quinton de Kock), he explained his reasons and I respect and fully understand his decision,” Elgar said at a virtual press conference on the eve of the second Test. “I don’t think there will be any,” Elgar responded when asked if there be any hangover on the players about his retirement. BREAKING: #Proteas w...
How Team India openers passed the overseas test in 2021 | Cricket News – Times of India
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How Team India openers passed the overseas test in 2021 | Cricket News – Times of India

Three of India's four overseas Test wins last year were marked by strong opening partnershipsA dream that started four years ago at the Wanderers will come to fruition at the same venue in the New Year Test starting on Monday. There have been ups and downs along the way, but India are now one win away from winning in South Africa for the first time. And this opportunity comes after back-to-back series wins in Australia and England. Starting from England, where India led the series 2-1 before Covid forced a postponement of the fifth Test, to Centurion, the one pattern that has emerged in India's overseas wins is the success of their opening partnerships. Be it at Lord's, Oval or Centurion, India have gone on to win the Test match when there has been at least one big opening partnership. ...
1st Test: India add new trophy in overseas bag with 113-run win over South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India
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1st Test: India add new trophy in overseas bag with 113-run win over South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

In the end, there were no raucous celebrations, no wild fist-pumps or animated yells as Team India breached Fortress Centurion just 12 balls into the second session on Thursday. The world's No. 1 Test team, it seems, is now used to wearing the garb of excellence away from home. It was, instead, heart-warming to see one of the pace architects of the victory, Jasprit Bumrah, run casually up to skipper Virat Kohli and give him a pat on the back. Kohli responded, as he usually does, with a dismissive smile, just his way of displaying some hard-won pride. SCORECARD | AS IT HAPPENEDProgress is measured in milestones, and Thursday's 113-run win over South Africa in the first Test is a quantum leap. India's first-ever Test victory at this bastion for the home team -- SA have now lost only three...
India vs South Africa: Won’t lack in confidence going into Jo’burg Test, says Elgar | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs South Africa: Won’t lack in confidence going into Jo’burg Test, says Elgar | Cricket News – Times of India

CENTURION: The batters may have let South Africa down and allowed India to breach the Centurion fortress, but skipper Dean Elgar on Thursday vowed to bounce back in the second Test in Johannesburg, saying they will not be short on confidence. The Indian pace attack comprising Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj was at its sizzling best as South Africa were bowled out for 197 and 191 in their two innings to suffer a 113-run defeat in the first Test. "I don't think we are going to lack any confidence going into Jo'burg. It's never nice losing a game especially when we know we actually went wrong. And it's difficult to correct those wrongs during a game," the skipper said at the post-match media interaction. "Hopefully building up to the Wanderers second Test we're going to h...
Won’t lack in confidence going into Jo’burg Test: Elgar
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Won’t lack in confidence going into Jo’burg Test: Elgar

The batters may have let South Africa down and allowed India to breach the Centurion fortress, but skipper Dean Elgar on Thursday vowed to bounce back in the second Test in Johannesburg, saying they will not be short on confidence. The Indian pace attack comprising Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj was at its sizzling best as South Africa were bowled out for 197 and 191 in their two innings to suffer a 113-run defeat in the first Test here. “I don’t think we are going to lack any confidence going into Jo’burg. It’s never nice losing a game especially when we know we actually went wrong. And it’s difficult to correct those wrongs during a game,” the skipper said at the post-match media interaction. “Hopefully building up to the Wanderers second Test we’re goi...
Pacers performance hallmark of our team getting results in recent years: Virat Kohli
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Pacers performance hallmark of our team getting results in recent years: Virat Kohli

Victorious Indian captain Virat Kohli on Thursday attributed the Test team’s fine results overseas in recent years to his pace attack and rated Mohammed Shami among the best three seamers in the world currently. The formidable India pace unit destroyed a listless South Africa to fashion an emphatic 113-run win in the first Test here, setting the team on course for a maiden series victory in the country. Kohli lavished rich praise on his colleagues after the team’s big win. “Just the way these guys bowl together, it’s just a hallmark of our team getting a result from that position, not just in this game but also in the last two-three years,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony. India were handed the advantage on the first day itself when centurion KL Rahul and Mayank A...