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South Africa vs New Zealand: Keegan Petersen to miss Test series due to COVID-19 | Cricket News – Times of India

South Africa batsman Keegan Petersen will miss the two-match Test series in New Zealand after testing positive for COVID-19, South Africa's cricket board (CSA) said on Wednesday. The 28-year-old, who was named player of the series in the 2-1 series win against India at home, will be replaced by Zubayr Hamza, who played his last Test over two years ago. "The number three batsman is well and asymptomatic. Cricket South Africa's (CSA) medical team will keep in close contact with him to ensure his physical and mental well-being," CSA said in a statement. In a move to minimise COVID-19 risk, both matches will take place at Christchurch's Hagley Oval, starting Feb. 17. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(argum...
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Blow for South Africa as Keegan Petersen ruled out of New Zealand tour with Covid

Keegan Petersen, the hero of South Africa’s home Test series win over India, was on Wednesday ruled out of their tour of New Zealand after testing positive for Covid-19, dealing a blow to the team’s prospects. The batter has been replaced by Zubayr Hamza. Cricket South Africa (CSA) said in a statement that Peterson was doing “well” and is “asymptomatic”. “Cricket South Africa’s medical team will keep in close contact with him to ensure his physical and mental well-being,” the statement read. The Proteas will depart South Africa for New Zealand on Wednesday. In the preceding three-match Test series against a formidable Indian side, the 28-year-old Petersen topped the run charts with 276 runs from six innings at an average of 46.00. He was the only player to score three half-centuries...
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Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah move up in latest ICC Test rankings | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Indian star Virat Kohli on Wednesday moved up two places to seventh after scores of 79 and 29 in his last Test as captain in the latest ICC rankings for batters in the five-day format. Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant's unbeaten century in the second innings of the series-deciding third Test against South Africa lifted him 10 places to 14th, while fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah's six wickets in Cape Town took him back to the top 10 in the bowling chart. Kohli decided to quit Test captaincy a day after India lost the three-match series against South Africa 1-2, ending his seven-year reign at the helm. In the latest weekly update that takes into account the third match of the South Africa-India series in Cape Town which the hosts won by seven wickets to clinch the World Test Championship (WTC...
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‘Most challenging bowling I have ever come across’: Petersen on Indian attack | Cricket News – Times of India

PAARL (South Africa): South African batter Keegan Petersen has said that the Indian bowling attack was the most challenging he has ever come across in his cricket career so far. The right-hander was the top run-scorer in the three-match Test series, scoring 276 runs at an average of 46.00. He was the only player to score more than three half-centuries, recording scores of 72, 82, and 62. South Africa came from behind to win the Test series 2-1 and this may very well revive cricket in the country. "It hasn't completely sunk in yet," he said. "I still can't explain how it feels completely despite it being two days already. Myself, my family and everyone close to us are still trying to get over it somehow. It was a challenging series against one of the best bowling attacks in the world," t...
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Indian bowling attack by far most challenging one for me: Keegan Petersen

Rookie South Africa batter Keegan Petersen admits the world class Indian bowling attack was by far the most challenging he has faced but said he would not have wanted another way to build his nascent career. The 28-year-old was named player of the series after his outstanding exploits with the bat against India in the three-match contest which South Africa won 2-1. The stylish right-hander was the top run-scorer from either sides in the series, amassing 276 runs at an average of 46.00. He was the only player to notch-up three half-centuries, recording scores of 72, 82 and 62, whilst his slip fielding was another hallmark of the series. Keegan Petersen reflects on the recent series win against India as well as his player of the series award👀 Full article: https://t.co/HgudmcH3NW#SAvIN...
Wicket at Wanderers will not get easier: Keegan Petersen | Cricket News – Times of India
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Wicket at Wanderers will not get easier: Keegan Petersen | Cricket News – Times of India

JOHANNESBURG: South African batsman Keegan Petersen predicts the wicket at the Wanderers will get tougher to bat on as the second Test against India progresses, offering the potential of a gripping contest between bat and ball. Petersen top scored for South Africa with a maiden half century on Tuesday as the home team managed a slender first innings lead over the tourists but then allowed India to score quickly near the close of play to take a 58-run lead with eight wicket second innings wickets in hand. "I think it's going to be tough for the rest of the test match and pitch is definitely not getting better," he told a virtual news conference at the close of play on Tuesday. But he warned that South Africa would need to bowl India out cheaply on Wednesday if they were to have a chance ...
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...
India vs South Africa, 1st Test: India sniff big win as South Africa depend on Elgar and rain | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs South Africa, 1st Test: India sniff big win as South Africa depend on Elgar and rain | Cricket News – Times of India

CENTURION: Jasprit Bumrah produced a couple of magic deliveries at the fag end of the fourth day as India remained on course for an emphatic victory against a rattled South Africa in the first Test on Wednesday. The home side would be praying for their captain Dean Elgar's dogged defiance and some rain on the final day on Thursday. Scorecard | As it happenedChasing a never achieved victory target of 305 at the SuperSport Park, South Africa finished the day at 94 for 4 with Elgar unbeaten on 52 after Indian batters caved in on a track with uneven bounce, getting all-out for 174 in just 50.3 overs. It was another failure for the seasoned trio of skipper Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane but the pacers again swung the match in India's favour. With 211 runs required and six ...
India vs South Africa: Everything you need to know about the little-known players in SA Test squad | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs South Africa: Everything you need to know about the little-known players in SA Test squad | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: South African cricket is going through a transitional phase and therefore their 21-member squad for the three-match Test series vs India has more rookies than seasoned campaigners. There are as many as six uncapped players in an expanded squad, including three fast bowlers in Glenton Stuurman, Marco Jansen and Sisanda Magala. The other uncapped players are batsmen Sarel Erwee and Ryan Rickelton and off-spinner Prenelan Subrayen. The first Test will start on Boxing Day at SuperSport Park in Centurion , with the second taking place from January 3-7 at The Wanderers in Johannesburg and the third at Newlands in Cape Town from January 11-15. TimesofIndia.com has picked five of the little known players in the SA squad who can have a big impact on the upcoming Test series against In...