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Rashid Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Liam Livingstone to play for ‘MI Cape Town’ | Cricket News – Times of India

CAPE TOWN: Afghanistan's star spinner Rashid Khan, South African pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada and dashing English batter Liam Livingstone are among the five direct signings of MI Cape Town which will take part in the inaugural Cricket South Africa (CSA) T20 League. The talented Dewald Brevis, who played for Mumbai Indians in IPL along with England all-rounder Sam Curran are the other two direct signings of the franchise. For the record, Rashid plays for Gujarat Titans, Rabada and Livingstone for Punjab Kings and Curran last played for CSK in the Indian Premier League. 2️⃣ 🇿🇦 | 2️⃣ 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | 1️⃣ 🇦🇫Read more on our first group of players joining @MICapeTown -… https://t.co/SBNgYSV93Y— MI Cape Town (@MICapeTown) 1660209348000MI-Cape Town has thus signed three overseas players, 1 capped Sou...
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Kagiso Rabada fitness is top priority for South Africa’s Test team | Cricket News – Times of India

Kagiso Rabada. (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images/Getty Images)South Africa have made getting opening bowler Kagiso Rabada fit for the three-Test series against England their top priority, captain Dean Elgar said on Monday. Radaba hurt ligaments in his left ankle in last month's Twenty20 series against England but has been bowling in the nets since the Test squad began a pre-series camp in Canterbury, Elgar told a virtual news conference. "The workload is maybe the biggest concern, whether he can get himself throughout a Test match with the intensity and obviously the volume of overs in a day's play," Elgar said. "For now he's doing all the right things but I can't say 'yes or no' as yet," Elgar added about Rabada's chances of making the first Test at Lords on Aug. 17. "But it's hi...
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Kagiso Rabada doubtful for England Test series | Cricket News – Times of India

South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has been ruled out of two Twenty20 Internationals against Ireland this week and is also a doubt for the three-match Test series against England as he works his way back from a medial ligament injury in his ankle. Rabada is a key strike bowler for South Africa in the longer format and his absence would be a huge blow to the tourists' hopes of success in the England series, which starts at Lord's on August 17. Cricket South Africa said on Tuesday the 27-year-old would be closely monitored ahead of the Test series but offered no time frame on a potential return to action. He is definitely out of the T20 games against Ireland that will be played in Bristol on Wednesday and Friday. South Africa will look to cement their lead in the World Test Championsh...
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South Africa batsman Temba Bavuma ruled out of England tour | Cricket News – Times of India

CAPE TOWN: South Africa will be without middle order batsman Temba Bavuma for their three Test tour of England starting in August after he was ruled out with an elbow injury, officials confirmed on Wednesday. Bavuma, who is also the limited overs captain of the side, will miss the Twenty20 and One-Day International series as well having been their most consistent performer in the longer format over the last year. The selectors have opted for only two spinners in the squad in Keshav Maharaj and Simon Harmer, who has vast experience of county cricket with Essex. South Africa have won seven of their last nine Tests over the previous 12 months, including a 2-1 home win over India and a 1-1 draw in New Zealand. The tourists also named their squads for the limited overs series that will inc...
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Anrich Nortje in relentless pursuit of the ‘missing ingredient’

South African speedster Anrich Nortje says he remains a work in progress and is constantly trying to find the ‘missing ingredient’ in his bowling after coming back from a long injury lay-off. 🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨 Nortje was out of action for six months after the T20 World Cup last year. He had bowled exceptionally well in the 2020-2021 IPL season before being sidelined due to a stress fracture. Alongside Kagiso Rabada, Nortje formed arguably the most potent fast bowling pairing in the IPL.Delhi Capitals chose to retain him ahead of Rabada but when he made a comeback to this year’s IPL, Nortje was not the same bowler.Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium “I am still not there. I am still working ...
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IND vs SA 4th T20I Preview: India in need of Pant’s pyrotechnics in another must-win game against SA

IND vs SA: Under pressure India skipper Rishabh Pant will be hoping to tide over his struggles with the bat and help the hosts improve their middle overs play when they take on South Africa in the fourth T20 International on Friday. Save Pant’s problems, India were able to plug the gaps in Vizag to open their account in the series with a comprehensive win. They will need another near perfect game to take the five-match series into the decider. Such has been the brilliance of Pant that every time he has been written off across formats, he has found a way to bounce back. The stage is set for him in another must-win game for India. The southpaw has been caught in the deep multiple times in the series trying to reach for the ball when it is not there in his hitting zone. Pant prefers to hit...
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India vs South Africa 2nd T20I: Heinrich Klaasen shines as South Africa beat India by 4 wickets to take 2-0 lead | Cricket News – Times of India

CUTTACK: Comeback man Heinrich Klaasen followed Rassie Van der Dussen's suit in turning out to be an unlikely hero with a career-best 81 as South Africa once again outwitted India by four wickets on a tricky pitch to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match T20I series here on Sunday. On a two-paced track where most of the batters struggled, Klaasen made it look ridiculously easy as he smashed seven fours and five towering sixes in his 46-ball knock to hep his team knock off a target of 149 with 10 balls to spare. South Africa win the 2nd T20I by 4 wickets and are now 2-0 up in the five match series.Scorecard -… https://t.co/tTMpE44vV1— BCCI (@BCCI) 1655053285000The wicketkeeper-batter, who was included into the side as a forced change for injured Quinton de Kock, completed his fourth T20I fif...
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India vs South Africa: India’s new-look top-order shows intent but pace still issue for Kishans and Gaikwads | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Scoreboard often reveals what is suggestive and conceals what is vital. One can safely bet his last shirt that Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad will not open for India when they take on Pakistan in their opening T20 World Cup game at the MCG in the last week of October. Yet, this series will be the first of its kind indicator of how life without Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli will look as and when the situation arises. If the first evening is any indicator, the Ruturaj Gaikwads and the Ishan Kishans are ready to shed the archaic style of safety first approach that became India's undoing during the last global edition. They showed intent and threw their bats around with Kishan getting a fifty but both looked in some sort of discomfort when Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nort...
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‘This happiness can’t be explained in words’: Death-overs specialist Arshdeep Singh looking forward to potential India debut against South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Left-arm medium-pacer Arshdeep Singh was getting ready for his IPL team Punjab Kings' last league match against the Sunrisers Hyderabad when he got a call from the Indian team management. The call was about his maiden call-up to the Indian team. Arshdeep had a big smile on his face but within seconds, the 23-year-old pacer shifted his focus to the next match he was going to play. After Punjab Kings won that match, by 5 wickets, the team came back to the dressing room and celebrated Arshdeep's success. The 23-year-old from Guna in Madhya Pradesh went wicketless in that match, but was again very economical, giving away just 25 runs in his 4 overs. He had done enough to impress the selectors overall. This is his fourth IPL season and he has taken 40 wickets overall in 37 matches...
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IPL 2022, PBKS vs DC: Punjab Kings, Delhi Capitals in a battle of survival | Cricket News – Times of India

Battling with inconsistency throughout the IPL season, Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals both finally have a chance to register back-to-back victories and keep their chances of qualifying for the playoffs alive on Monday. The heartbreak of a 9-wicket thrashing at the hands of a Covid-affected Delhi in the away fixture last month still on their minds, seventh-ranked Punjab will have more than one reason to go all out against the fifth-placed opponents at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. Fresh from resounding wins against their respective opponents, both teams have 12 points from a dozen games so far, with Delhi enjoying a better net run rate of +0. 210 in comparison to Punjab's +0.023. Irrespective of the mathematics, the bottom line is both teams can't afford to lose their remaining t...
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Umran will play for India but quality of execution will matter more than raw pace: Nortje | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Umran Malik will surely play for India but to survive the rigours of international cricket, raw pace alone wouldn't be enough and the youngster will need to supplement his skills with quality execution, star South African pacer Anrich Nortje said on Friday. Nortje, one of the fastest bowlers in world cricket and who has made a comeback in this IPL after a four-month lay-off due to a hip injury, spoke about the hardships related to his return and missing his new ball partner, Kagiso Rabada. When asked about his assessment of India's new pace sensation, who is regularly hitting upwards of 90 miles per hour, Nortje sounded cautiously optimistic. "I am sure Umran is going to be one of the key players for India in near future. Luck will also have to play its part. But most importa...
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Watch: Rabada’s ‘ek baar jo maine commitement kar di’ and Odean Smith’s ‘tareekh pe tareekh’ dialogue delivery

In order to make it into the play-offs, Punjab Kings will have to win all their remaining three fixtures in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). Their next three games are against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad. The Mohali-based franchise has been hot and cold in the IPL 2022. They have won five and lost six so far. Meanwhile, off the ground, the Punjab Kings are looking in high spirits. In a video released by the Punjab Kings, several overseas players can be seen trying to imitate legendary Bollywood dialogues. Salman Khan who? Kagiso Rabada, who has bagged 18 wickets this season for the Punjab Kings have no clue about Salman Khan. The Proteas speedster says ‘Salman Khan who?’The only bhai he knows is Rashid Khan.’ In the video, Rabada tries to...
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GT vs PBKS: Fed to the Gills, Liam ‘Filler-a-Miller’ Livingstone & Bowler, the boulder

Shubman Gill wasn’t happy, but it felt like not owning up his mistake. Gill misjudged the single, after pushing a Sandeep Sharma delivery towards extra cover. To start with, he timed the ball a little too well and it travelled quickly to Rishi Dhawan. Gill set off as soon as he hit the ball and maybe, he was confident to take on Dhawan’s arm. The batsman had to get around Sharma who was completing his follow-through. Dhawan broke the stumps with a direct hit and Gill was well short. It didn’t even need the third umpire. But Gill thought that Sharma got in the way and seemingly took umbrage. Not a fair call that. The bowler wasn’t guilty and Gill searching for an excuse attested frustration. WICKET! Shubman Gill is run out for 9 runs.#GT lose their first. Live – https://t.co/LcfJL3lO5i...
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IPL 2022: Batting first doesn’t pay for GT

Gujarat Titans suffered only their second loss of the season as their batsmen failed when their captain asked them to set a target instead of their preferred chasing mode. Sai Sudharsan’s 65 carried them only as far as 143/8 after Kagiso Rabada’s four strikes, and Shikhar Dhawan anchored a straightforward Punjab Kings chase which ended early with some fireworks from Liam Livingstone. GT’s DY woes The table-toppers have been tested the most at DY Patil Stadium this season. Their only loss heading into Tuesday night’s match had come here – against Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets. They’ve either chosen to bat first or been asked to set a target in all their four matches at the ground. But they have clearly preferred chasing, as evidenced by a season’s death-overs run rate of 13.04 bat...
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IPL 2022, Gujarat Titans vs Punjab Kings Highlights: Punjab put together perfect game to end Titans’ winning run | Cricket News – Times of India

NAVI MUMBAI: Shikhar Dhawan struck a fine half-century as error-prone Punjab Kings finally produced a clinical performance to beat Gujarat Titans by eight wickets and end the IPL table leaders' five-match winning streak on Tuesday. Pacer Kagiso Rabada snared four wickets as Punjab Kings restricted formidable Gujarat Titans to a below-par 143 for eight after Hardik Pandya opted to bat first. As it happened | Scorecard | Points TablePunjab, who made a mess of what should have been a straightforward chase in their last game, learned from their mistakes to pace the innings much better and overcome the target in 16 overs. Dhawan (62 not out off 53 balls) scored his third half-century of the season and got good support from Sri Lankan Bhanuka Rajapaksa (40 off 28), who entertained with five f...
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IPL 2022, PBKS vs LSG: Bowlers shine as Lucknow Super Giants cruise to 20-run win over Punjab Kings | Cricket News – Times of India

When Punjab Kings walked in for the IPL mega auction in February, all they wanted was a couple of quality death bowlers, something which they have missed over the past many seasons. Up against a formidable Lucknow Super Giants on Friday, Punjab finally got their weak-link sorted as Kagiso Rabada and Sandeep Sharma wreaked havoc to restrict the opposition to 153/8. The batters, however, let the red and gold brigade down as Punjab eventually lost by 20 runs at the MCA Stadium in Pune. Isse kehte hain ek #SuperGiant performance! #AbApniBaariHai💪#IPL2022 🏆 #bhaukaalmachadenge #lsg… https://t.co/USwloribMe— Lucknow Super Giants (@LucknowIPL) 1651255403000Punjab’s chase got off to a flier with Mayank Agarwal slamming a couple of sixes and fours for his 17-ball 25 but soon lost track as the sk...
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IPL 2022: Punjab Kings’ Arshdeep Singh and Kagiso Rabada lauded for death-overs show against CSK | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Punjab Kings' (PBKS) skipper Mayank Agarwal and senior South African pacer Kagiso Rabada praised young Arshdeep Singh for his untiring work in the death overs as Punjab defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 11 runs in the IPL here on Monday. After PBKS posted 187/4 in 20 overs, thanks mainly to a majestic unbeaten 88 by Shikhar Dhawan and his 110-run partnership with Bhanuka Rajapaksa (42), Ambati Rayudu (78) propelled CSK to a position from where they could have gone for victory. From 40/3, Rayudu helped Chennai reach 153/5 with vital partnerships with Ruturaj Gaikwad (30) and Ravindra Jadeja (21 not out), needing 47 runs off 24 balls to win the match. But Arshdeep and Rabada bowled two good overs, giving away runs in single digits, and the equation came down to 27 off the last...
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IPL 2022, Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings Highlights: Dhawan trumps Rayudu as PBKS beat CSK by 11 runs | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Flamboyant opener Shikhar Dhawan struck a magnificent 88 not out to trump Ambati Rayudu in the battle of batting heroics as Punjab Kings beat Chennai Super Kings by 11 runs in an IPL thriller on Monday. Dhawan hit nine fours and two sixes in his 59-ball superlative unbeaten knock to power Punjab to 187 for 4 after being asked to bat. Punjab then restricted CSK to 176 for 6 despite a stunning 39-ball 78 from Rayudu, studded with seven fours and six sixes. As it happened | Scorecard | Points TableDhawan also became only the second batter after Virat Kohli to complete 6,000 runs in IPL history. Rayudu hit three consecutive sixes and a four to take 23 runs from the 16th over bowled by Sandeep Sharma (1/40) after CSK needed 70 runs from the last five overs. But Arshdeep Singh concede...
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Rohit Sharma completes 10000 runs in T20 cricket, second Indian and 7th batter overall to reach the milestone | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian opener and Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has added another feather to an already illustrious cap as he completed 10000 runs in T20 cricket during the match against Punjab Kings at the MCA Stadium in Pune on Wednesday. The Indian skipper became the seventh batter overall and second Indian after Virat Kohli to reach the milestone. Needing 25 runs prior to this match, Rohit (10003) achieved the feat in style as he clobbered paceman Kagiso Rabada for a six to cross the 10000-run mark. West Indian legend Chris Gayle is sitting right at the top with 14562 runs to his name followed by Shoaib Malik (11698), Kieron Pollard (11474), Aaron Finch (10499), Virat Kohli (10379) and David Warner (10373). 1⃣0️⃣,0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ T20 runs 🔥7⃣th man to do it in history 😎1⃣ ℂ𝔸ℙ𝕋𝔸𝕀ℕ ℍ𝕀𝕋𝕄𝔸ℕ 💙...
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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...