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Kagiso Rabada calls for patience with ‘inexperienced’ South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

Pace bowler Kagiso Rabada said South Africa's inexperienced squad needs time to adapt to playing on the international stage after they suffered a six-wicket loss to Australia within two days in the first Test in Brisbane. South Africa were bowled out for 152 in the first innings and routed for 99 shortly after tea on day two, leaving Australia needing just 34 runs for a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. "I've played in a team in a star-studded line-up, where you are literally playing with greats of the game," Rabada said. "I don't think that happens quite frequently. "Now, the situation that we're faced with, there's a whole lot of players who have come in, who have the ability but need to get used to the international circuit." Captain Dean Elgar is the most-capped player in the team...
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Australia crush South Africa inside 2 days in wild 1st Test

Australia’s bowlers ripped through South Africa’s brittle batting lineup for the second consecutive day as the hosts stormed to a six-wicket victory in the first Test in a wild opening to the three-Test series that saw 34 wickets fall inside two days. On a green, grassy pitch offering plenty of assistance for bowlers, wickets again tumbled at the Gabba on Sunday as Australia was bowled out for 218 shortly before lunch on the second day, to take a 66-run lead after the first innings, before skittling South Africa’s batting lineup again in the second innings for 99. Pat Cummins took five wickets to lead the hosts’ attack, with Scott Boland and Mitchell Starc claiming two each, with the latter taking his 300th test wicket just before lunch. Buckle up for these highlights! #AUSvSA https://...
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1st Test: Australia beat South Africa by six wickets in two-day farce | Cricket News – Times of India

Australia completed a six-wicket victory within two days in the first Test against South Africa on Sunday as the Proteas crumbled on a green Gabba wicket that played straight into the home bowlers' hands. Skittled for 152 on day one, South Africa were routed for 99 shortly after tea on day two, leaving Australia 34 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. AS IT HAPPENEDProteas paceman Kagiso Rabada claimed four quick wickets to leave Australia 24 for four but Marnus Labuschagne (five not out) and Cameron Green survived to push the hosts over the line on a glorious afternoon. Our Men's Cricket Team has defeated South Africa by 6 wickets in Brisbane. https://t.co/igbCAJ991C— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) 1671346307000The highest score in Australia's second innings was in the e...
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South Africa captain Dean Elgar backs bowlers to thrive at green-tinged Gabba | Cricket News – Times of India

South Africa captain Dean Elgar said his side are "salivating" at the prospect of playing at the Gabba in the series opener against Australia and backed his bowlers to make the most of the green-tinged track in Brisbane. The Gabba, which hosts the first of three Tests between the teams starting on Saturday, has long been a fortress for Australia, who have lost just once at the ground since 1988. South Africa have failed to win a Test at the Gabba in their four previous attempts, the last of which was a draw in 2012. "The history here is not in our favour, and that's OK," said Elgar. "We've been here for two weeks and salivating for this moment. "It does look a little bit friendly for our bowling unit, which is nice. We come from South Africa where the wickets are pretty green and juicy....
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Australia brace for South African pace in first Test since ‘Sandpaper-gate’ series | Cricket News – Times of India

BRISBANE: Australia will face one of cricket's most hostile pace attacks when they play South Africa at Test level from Saturday for the first time since the infamous "Sandpaper-gate" series. The tourists boast fast bowlers Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi and Marco Jansen -- all capable of firing 140 kph (90 mph) rockets down the wicket at the Gabba in Brisbane. That's in stark contrast to the West Indies, who failed to trouble the hosts in a 164-run defeat at Perth followed by a 419-run hammering in Adelaide last week. Steve Smith, who will hand back the Australian captaincy to a fit-again Pat Cummins, said meeting South Africa would be a "good challenge". "Hopefully we can continue the way we've started the summer," said Smith, who will pad up against the visitors for the fi...
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We see ourselves among leading pace attacks in world: Anrich Nortje ahead of India clash | Cricket News – Times of India

PERTH: South African pacer Anrich Nortje on Saturday said that he and Kagiso Rabada form one of the best pace attacks in world cricket and backed the bowling unit to test Indian batters in their T20 World Cup clash here on Sunday. Nortje and Rabada are expected to pose a challenge for the Indian batting line-up on an Optus Stadium pitch offering steep bounce and good carry. "Yes, we back ourselves. We see ourselves as one of the best pace attacks there is. I think we're definitely going to back ourselves," Nortje said on eve of the game. Nortje didn't forget to mention that as an attack, they tick all the boxes. Nortje is all about raw pace, Rabada can swing and seam deliveries upward of 145 while Marco Jansen generates steep bounce with his 6 feet 8 inch frame. Wayne Parnell has variat...
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T20 World Cup: ‘Nothing fancy’ in South Africa’s plans to restrict India, says Anrich Nortje | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: South Africa's pace attack will not attempt anything "fancy" against India's star-studded batting order in Sunday's T20 World Cup Super 12 match on what is expected to be a lively track in Perth, speedster Anrich Nortje said. On a seamer-friendly surface at the Perth Stadium, South Africa would be tempted to unleash a four-pronged pace attack harnessing Lungi Ngidi and Marco Jansen with Nortje and Kagiso Rabada. Nortje said they would need to identify the ideal line and length early to contain the India batsmen in the Super 12 contest. "I think what we've seen the last few games, it's been a really good wicket, lots of pace and bounce," the 28-year-old told a news conference. "We're just going to ... identify what is a good length and a good line on the day and try and stick ...
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Kagiso Rabada-Anrich Nortje can help South Africa win T20 World Cup, says Dale Steyn | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: South African pace legend Dale Steyn said that Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada can help their country win the ICC T20 World Cup. Steyn named his dream fast-bowling attack by picking his top five favourite pacers who are currently performing well in the World Cup. A lethal quick in his prime, he produced one of the finest moments in tournament history by defending seven runs in the final over against New Zealand in 2014. Now as a commentator, the now-retired player is keeping a close eye on the action during this year's T20 World Cup in Australia. "Rabada is the leader of the South African attack. I am hoping South Africa can go on and win this World Cup and him doubling up with Anrich Nortje as my other fast bowler from South Africa, I think the two of them in combination are...
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Need more ‘aggression’ from Proteas bowlers in Australia: Mark Boucher | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: South Africa head coach Mark Boucher on Tuesday said his bowlers need to be more aggressive in the T20 World Cup in Australia on pitches that will suit their seamers. The touring South Africans suffered a crushing seven-wicket loss to India in the third one-day international in New Delhi as they went down 2-1. India skittled out South Africa for 99 in the series decider but it was the bowlers' performance in the second match that bothered Boucher after they failed to defend 278 and let go of a 1-0 advantage in the three-match series. "Australia will suit our fast bowlers a lot better," Boucher, who will step down as the national coach after T20's showpiece event, told reporters. "We have got some good pace, some good bounce in our attack, so we need to keep the aggression the...
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India vs South Africa 2nd ODI Playing XI tip-off: Washington Sundar likely to come in for Bishnoi, Phehlukwayo and Nortje may replace Shamsi and Rabada

Never before a bilateral ODI series has looked so out of context. With the T20 World Cup in Australia beginning later this month, the inconsequential three-match ODI series in India offers little incentive to the fringe players who have missed the flight to Australia. Washington Sundar, who replaced injured Deepak Chahar in India’s squad for the remaining two ODIs against South Africa. On the other hand for South Africa, a lot of attention will be on pacer Anrich Nortje, who might come in for Kagiso Rabada and all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo, who is likely to replace Tabraiz Shamsi. All In Readiness! 👍 👍#TeamIndia | #INDvSA pic.twitter.com/jT9XHd2E2c — BCCI (@BCCI) October 8, 2022 Sundar for Bishnoi Washington Sundar has come into India’s squad as a replacement for Deepak Chahar. It is ...
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Playing in IPL helps in passing information easily: Kagiso Rabada

Playing in the IPL helps gather information on Indian cricketers which can be easily passed on for analysis during national duty, says South African pace ace Kagiso Rabada. The South African quick, who is currently in India for a white-ball series, has gained a lot of popularity in the country due to to his impressive stints with Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings in the IPL. “It is something we have prepared before going into the series. Lucky enough with leagues like the IPL, we play a lot with these players and against them as well, so information can be easily passed around,” Rabada told the broadcaster ahead of the first ODI. “Analysis has been done and has to be done,” he added. The right-armer, who will lead the South African pace attack at the T20 World Cup later this month in Aust...
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Playing in IPL helps in passing information easily: Kagiso Rabada

Playing in the IPL helps gather information on Indian cricketers which can be easily passed on for analysis during national duty, says South African pace ace Kagiso Rabada. The South African quick, who is currently in India for a white-ball series, has gained a lot of popularity in the country due to to his impressive stints with Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings in the IPL. "It is something we have prepared before going into the series. Lucky enough with leagues like the IPL, we play a lot with these players and against them as well, so information can be easily passed around," Rabada told the broadcaster ahead of the first ODI. "Analysis has been done and has to be done," he added. The right-armer, who will lead the South African pace attack at the T20 World Cup later this month in Aus...
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India vs South Africa 3rd T20I: India lose first game chasing at home in 17 matches | Cricket News – Times of India

Rilee Rossouw's 48-ball ton fashions SA's 49-run win in dead rubberINDORE: In a city supposed to be a heaven for foodies, South Africa, powered by Rilee Rossouw's murderous 48-ball unbeaten 100-his maiden century in T20Is 'feasted' on a listless India to record a morale-boosting 49-run win in the third and final T20I at the Holkar Stadium here on Tuesday night. SCORECARD | AS IT HAPPENEDEven though it was a dead rubber with India having already bagged the series, the convincing defeat in what was the hosts' final T20I going into the T20 World Cup in Australia, will leave the Men in Blue sweating over their pacers' pathetic form. How badly India's seam bowling department is grappling with injuries and consistency at the moment was evident at the toss when skipper Rohit Sharma revealed th...
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Anderson and Broad targeting Ashes, says Stokes

England's all-time leading test wicket takers James Anderson and Stuart Broad have a new lease on life in the dressing room and are aiming to play in next year's Ashes series against Australia, captain Ben Stokes said.Anderson, 40, and Broad, 36, were part of the side that suffered a 4-0 defeat in Australia in the last Ashes before both were omitted from the three-match series in West Indies where England lost 1-0.But the veteran fast bowlers later returned to the squad and helped the team win five of their six tests this summer, with Anderson also becoming the leading wicket taker among pace bowlers across all formats."It's great to see Jimmy at 40 and Broady at 36 having a new lease of life in the dressing room and honestly I can't tell you when the end will be," Stokes said."We've go...
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Punjab Kings decide not to renew head coach Anil Kumble’s contract: Report | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India spin legend Anil Kumble's stint as head coach at Punjab Kings has ended after the IPL franchise decided against renewing his contract. According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, the decision to part ways with Kumble was taken by a board comprising multiple owners, including Bollywood actor Preity Zinta, industrialists Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia and Karan Paul and the team's chief executive officer Satish Menon. The franchise is looking for a new coach, and an announcement is expected soon. Former India captain Kumble was appointed as Punjab Kings head coach ahead of the 2020 IPL season. The franchise finished in the lower half of the points table since then. The Punjab Kings have made it to the IPL playoffs only twice, with just a single final appearance in 2014 in which they...
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ENG vs SA Live 2nd Test Live Streaming: When and where to watch

ENG vs SA 2nd Test Live Streaming: England fast bowler Ollie Robinson will make his first test appearance since January after being selected Wednesday for the second match of the series against South Africa, having proved his fitness to England captain Ben Stokes following a string of niggling injuries. With no other opener in the squad, Zak Crawley was retained in the team but he will go into the match with the pressure firmly on him, with his average this summer having dropped to 16.40 across 10 test innings. South Africa are yet to name its team for the second Test. Our XI for the 2nd Test at @EmiratesOT 🏏 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 #ENGvSA 🇿🇦 @lv_cricket pic.twitter.com/FUHo91Jffj — England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 24, 2022 Check all the details of the upcoming 2nd Test match between England...
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2nd Test: Clash between ‘Bazball’ and South African seamers sets up intriguing showdown | Cricket News – Times of India

MANCHESTER: Despite suffering an innings defeat in the opening match, England do not plan to deviate from their new attacking approach when they host South Africa in the second Test at Old Trafford from Thursday. England will be hoping the toss and conditions go their way after being on the backfoot from the start of the first Test at Lord's and eventually capitulating inside three days. They were undone by an impressive South African attack with four seamers rolling over the English batting order and spinner Keshav Maharaj taking a couple of wickets at the top of the innings to boot. But both England captain Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum insist they should continue to attack the bowling, casting aside caution and looking to take the game to the bowlers in the new approach dubbe...
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South African speedster Nortje relishes generating fiery pace in Test win | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: South African speedster Anrich Nortje said he relished bowling at speeds rarely seen in English conditions, after he was timed at 148 kph in his team’s crushing innings defeat of England in their first Test at Lord’s on Friday. Nortje ripped through the heart of the home batting, taking three wickets in 10 balls at one point, as England slumped to 149 all out in their second innings to lose the Test inside three days. Nortje’s average speed in the over where he dismissed the dangerous Jonny Bairstow was 148 kph, making it the quickest over England have had to face at home in the last decade of test cricket, according to the analytics website CricViz. "It's exciting, something I've wanted to do since I was a kid," Nortje told a news conference. "It's hard work, you have to get yo...
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South Africa quick Anrich Nortje grateful for skipper Dean Elgar’s ‘honesty’ | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: South Africa fast bowler Anrich Nortje paid tribute to captain Dean Elgar's "honesty" after the Proteas' innings-and-12-run rout of England in the first Test at Lord's. Nortje finished with match figures of 6-110 as South Africa completed a crushing victory inside three days in London to go 1-0 up in a three-match series. The 28-year-old express quick was especially effective after lunch on Friday, taking three wickets for no runs in 10 balls to have Jonny Bairstow, Alex Lees and Ben Foakes all caught behind as he repeatedly topped speeds of 90 mph (145 kph) and even surpassed 95 mph at one stage. There was no way back for England, who were dismissed for 149 in under 38 overs, with South Africa's bowlers effectively giving themselves some unexpected, but valuable, extra rest ahe...
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While You Were Asleep: SA solidify bragging rights for WTC final, Indians register wins in Royal One-Day Cup and Keys beats Rybakina to reach SF in Cincinnati

South Africa dealt a thumping blow to England as they beat the hosts by an innings and 12 runs in the first test at Lord’s, finishing the game in six sessions. With the win, they have now taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. #Proteas captain Dean Elgar spoke highly of his bowling attack after their victory at Lord’s 💯#ENGvSA #BePartOfIt pic.twitter.com/OAcqJnqRq1 — Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) August 19, 2022 The Dean Elgar led-side also solidified their position on top of the World Test Championship points table. England on the other hand, are languishing on seventh and desperately need to win all the matches and series from now if they are to have any chance at featuring in the final next year. “Didn’t think, especially waking up this morning,” the Proteas skipper said ...