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Imran Tahir and Prabath Jayasuriya enter draft in Big Bash spin influx | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Big Bash League franchises looking to bolster their spin attack will be spoilt for choice after South African Imran Tahir, Sri Lanka's Prabath Jayasuriya and Afghan Mujeeb Ur Rahman entered the draft pool on Wednesday. Tournament regular Sandeep Lamichhane of Nepal and fellow spinner Maheesh Theekshana of Sri Lanka also joined the overseas pool, which currently has 169 players from 15 countries. Tahir, 43, has been a familiar face in Twenty20 leagues across the world, while Mujeeb has represented Brisbane Heart. Like Mujeeb, fellow Afghans Mohammad Nabi and Zahir Khan will be eligible for retention after both having played for Melbourne Renegades in the last season. Sri Lankan left-arm spinner Jayasuriya will hope to attract franchises having routed Australia with 12 wickets ...
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As online hate speech hits Africa, social media firms told to act

Zimbabweans are being targeted by hate speech across Africa, as Kenya’s 2022 general elections draw near Zimbabweans are being targeted by hate speech across Africa, as Kenya’s 2022 general elections draw near Social media used to be a source of light entertainment for Nora, a 47-year-old Zimbabwean domestic worker living in South Africa. But lately, it has become a source of fear.As she scrolls through her Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp, she finds posts blaming Zimbabweans for everything from crime and drug rings to corruption - the kind of xenophobic hate speech she worries could fuel violent attacks against migrants.(Sign up to our Technology newsletter, Today’s Cache, for insights on emerging themes at the intersection of technology, business and policy. Click here to subscribe f...
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Exclusive: We offered a number of solutions to Cricket Australia, but nothing worked. The T20 league is important for SA, says Graeme Smith | Cricket News – Times of India

The world of cricket is changing and right at the centre of it is the emergence of a brand new T20 league being floated by Cricket South Africa (CSA). Scheduled to begin in January next year, the 'domestic' league recently saw all six franchises bought by owners of Indian Premier League (IPL) teams. One of the men right at the forefront of setting up this league is none other than one of South Africa and the world's greatest Test captains - Graeme Smith. The 41-year-old took some valuable time out to speak to TOI. Excerpts from an interview:So much is happening in the world of cricket right now, and much of it is centered around the new T20 leagues coming up. South Africa has made a terrific statement by getting six IPL franchises on board, finding a great window and signing up some rea...
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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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England vs South Africa: T20I series defeat a ‘line in the sand’, says England coach Matthew Mott | Cricket News – Times of India

England succumbed to a 90-run defeat in the third T20I against South Africa to lose the series 2-1 (Reuters Photo)England's white-ball coach Matthew Mott said the Twenty20 series defeat against South Africa was a "line in the sand" after they ended the home summer without a limited-overs series win for the first time since 2013. The 90-run loss in Southampton on Sunday, which gave South Africa a 2-1 win, came on the heels of back-to-back series defeats against India at home last month, raising concerns about England's form heading into this year's T20 World Cup in Australia. "It was disappointing. I thought we put ourselves in a good position to win the series and we'll have to take a lot out of that game," said Mott, who took charge in May following Chris Silverwood's resignation. "I'v...
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‘We are not cars’: Ben Stokes criticises packed schedule | Cricket News – Times of India

DURHAM: Authorities should stop treating players like "cars" and fix cricket's "jam-packed" schedule to retain multi-format players, England's Ben Stokes said. Stokes announced his shock retirement from one-day internationals on Monday saying playing all three formats of the game had become "unsustainable" for him. He elaborated further on his decision ahead of his 105th and final ODI which South Africa won by 62 runs. "We are not cars," the 31-year-old told BBC Test Match Special. "You can't just fill us up and we'll go out there and be ready to be fuelled up again. "We had a Test series and then the one-day team had a series going on at the same time - that was a bit silly." Stokes, who took over as England's Test captain in April, has battled injuries in recent times and also took a ...
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Ben Stokes made ‘selfless’ decision to retire from ODIs: Rob Key | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England managing director of cricket Rob Key has praised Ben Stokes for his "selfless" decision to ignore the "financial implications" of retiring from one-day internationals. Stokes will make his 105th and final ODI appearance at his Durham home ground against South Africa on Tuesday after taking his shock decision to quit the format 24 hours earlier. Key's first act after being appointed was to hire Stokes as England's Test captain, but he knows the relentless fixture demands on top international players make it hard to feature in all versions of the game. While the monetary terms of Stokes' central contract could come under review, Key feels England's Test and Twenty20 teams will stand to gain enormously from the all-rounder lightening his workload. "It may well end up having...
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Ben Stokes: England all-rounder Ben Stokes quits one-day internationals | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England all-rounder Ben Stokes will quit one-day internationals following Tuesday's match against South Africa, the country's cricket board said in a statement. "I will play my last game for England in ODI cricket on Tuesday in Durham. I have decided to retire from this format," Stokes said in the statement. "I have loved every minute of playing with my mates for England. We have had an incredible journey on the way." ❤️— England Cricket (@englandcricket) 165814368900011 years and countless ODI memories ❤️ Thank you, @benstokes38 👏 https://t.co/TroqvkZwsw— England Cricket (@englandcricket) 1658144078000!(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { window.TimesApps = window.TimesApps || {}; const { TimesApps } = window; TimesApps.loadFBEv...
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The fast bowler Lungi Ngidi has an answer to former white South African players: “Racism is a factor within South Africa that needs to be addressed”

Couple of years ago, Lungi Ngidi, the second Zulu-speaking player in the South African squad after Andile Phehlukwayo, faced a severe backlash from some former white South African cricketers for talking about the need to take the knee at the start of the matches for the Black Lives Matter movement.  Brian McMillan, Pat Symcox, Boeta Dippenaar, and the former wicketkeeper Rudi Steyn would dismiss BLM as a Marxist conspiracy or accuse Ngiidi of talking “nonsense”, “crap”, and “political”. They also said that Ngidi should be fighting for white farmers in South Africa. The usual “all lives matter ” trope was also thrown at him by then. Online, more trolls slammed him.  “I was very surprised because I didn’t step on anyone’s toes. I didn’t attack anyone. But I understand the history of our c...
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England Test side not a finished product yet: Brendon McCullum | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: His reign off to an excellent start, red-ball coach Brendon McCullum said England are not a "finished product" yet, adding that winning in all conditions should become a norm for the team. Playing an ultra-aggressive brand of cricket, England have won all four Tests since the new head coach took over last month. "We're not a finished product first and foremost," McCullum told 'SENZ Breakfast'. "We're a month into it and we've had some great results and we've seen the cricketing world put them on notice a little bit, but we need to ensure that this becomes a norm for us. "That this style of play and what we're trying to achieve is completely authentic to us in any given situation and that will be the real challenge," he added. England, who endured a dismal run over the last 18 mo...
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South Africa batsman Temba Bavuma ruled out of England tour

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 include three g...
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India vs South Africa: Rishabh Pant hails fighting spirit of team, takes lot of positives from series | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: India captain Rishabh Pant hailed the fighting spirit of the side after the hosts came back from two games down to take the five-match series against South Africa into the decider, which was washed out here on Sunday. The wicketkeeper-batter said there are a lot of positives to take from the series that ended 2-2. "It might get a little bit frustrating, but there are a lot of positives, especially the way the whole team showed character after the series was 2-0. We are trying to find different ways of winning matches, we are trying to play in a new way. "Mistakes will happen, but we are going in the right way. I think this is the first time I've lost this many tosses at the same time, but it's not in my control, so I'm not thinking about it too much," Pant said after the fift...
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IND vs SA 5th T20 Live Score Updates: Match abandoned due to rain, India & South Africa share series

IND vs SA 2nd T20 Live Cricket Score Streaming Online Today Match Updates: Here are the two squads: Indian cricketers celebrate the dismissal of South Africa's Quinton de Kock during the fourth Twenty20 cricket match between India and South Africa in Rajkot, India, Friday, June 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki) India: Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik. South Africa: Temba Bavuma ©, Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs,...
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India vs South Africa (IND vs SA) 5th T20I Match Live Streaming: When and where to watch?

Live Streaming of India Vs South Africa, 5th T20I Match: In the space of nine days, this Indian team has played four games. It fielded an identical XI, which is in sync with Rahul Dravid’s “school of continuity”, seen the nadir in the first two games, only to break its own record of highest margin of victories over the Proteas — by 47 runs in the third game and by 82 runs in the fourth. India vs South Africa 5th T20I FOLLOW LIVE On Sunday, the young Indian team will start as favourites in the series-deciding fifth T20 International against South Africa at M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday. In-flight insightful conversation 👌Learning from the great @msdhoni 👍Being an inspiration 👏 DO NOT MISS as @hardikpandya7 & @DineshKarthik chat after #TeamIndia‘s win in Rajkot. 😎 😎 – By @28anand F...
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IND vs SA 4th T20 Live Score Updates: Rishabh Pant’s India take on Bavuma’s South Africa in must-win game

IND vs SA 4th T20 Live Cricket Score Streaming Online Today Match Updates: Here are the two squads: India: Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer,Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik. South Africa: Temba Bavuma(c), Reeza Hendricks, Dwaine Pretorius, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen(w), David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje, Tristan Stubbs, Lungi Ngidi, Marco Jansen, Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram India will face South Africa in the fourth T20I at at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. (Twitter/BCCI) !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)retu...
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India vs South Africa (IND vs SA) 4th T20 Match Live Streaming: When and where to watch?

Live Streaming of India Vs South Africa, 4th T20 Match: 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. Off from Vizag with a win 👍 👍 On-to Rajkot with a warm welcome 👏 👏#TeamIndia | #INDvSA | @Paytm pic.twitter.com/QHokrgNMcT — BCCI (@BCCI) June 15, 2022 Where will the 4th T20I between India vs South Africa be held? The fourth T20I between India vs South Africa will take place at the Saurashtra Cricket...
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India vs South Africa, 4th T20I: Resurgent India look to draw level and keep series alive against South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

Pressure on Pant to deliver in must-win game for IndiaRAJKOT: With their mood lifted after a convincing 48-run win over South Africa in the third T20I at Visakhapatnam, a resurgent India will look to sustain the momentum at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Friday. A win at the Khanderi venue for them will square the scores 2-2 in the five-match series and set up a mouth-watering decider in Bengaluru on Sunday. The traditional featherbed of a pitch here promises an exciting battle. It has rained sporadically for the past few days, with the sun playing hide and seek, but the good news is: as per the weather forecast for Friday, rain will stay away. Rishabh Pant and Rahul Dravid during a training session at SCA Stadium in Rajkot. (PTI Photo)Diving into this series against...
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Since I can’t bowl at express pace, I have to keep developing my skills: Harshal Patel | Cricket News – Times of India

RAJKOT: As he doesn't possess the pace of Umran Mailk, India medium pacer Harshal Patel feels he has to keep upping his ‘variations' game to extend his nascent international career. Harshal had made his India debut after the T20 World Cup last November and more than six months into international cricket, the 31-year-old has 17 wickets in 11 games at an average of 19.52. Slower pitches suit his style of bowling more and that was evident in the last two games after the hammering he got on a true Kotla surface in the series opener. Being a shrewd operator, Harshal very well knows how to remain effective under extreme pressure despite his limitations. "To be honest, people have been trying to anticipate what I am bowling for the last two years (in IPL). With every bowler the longer they pla...
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India vs South Africa, 3rd T20I: This Indian team is a quality side and we have to play well to win, says Temba Bavuma | Cricket News – Times of India

VISAKHAPATNAM: After India lost the first two games, there was a lot of talk about the hosts missing their star players and if the present team was good enough to give the South African team a run for its money. But on Tuesday night, the Indians put in a clinical display to bounce back in the series and the team found an unlikely supporter in rival skipper Temba Bavuma. The South African dismissed talks about the Indian team being a weak side. "I think that it's a bit unfair. We won the first two games quite convincingly and lost today. The team which the Indians have is not a weak one. The players have performed well in their domestic tournaments and the IPL. I don't think they have been given an opportunity just for the sake of it. These are quality players and for us there is no expe...
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IND vs SA 3rd T20 Live Score Updates: Rishabh Pant’s India lock horns with Temba Bavuma’s South Africa in Vizag

IND vs SA 3rd T20 Live Cricket Score Streaming Online Today Match Updates: IND vs SA 3rd T20 Live Cricket Score Streaming Online Today. IND vs SA: Shreyas Iyer explains why India held Dinesh Karthik back When Hardik Pandya was bowled by Wayne Parnell, India had been reduced to 90 for 4 in the 13th over against South Africa in the second T20I in Cuttack. Dinesh Karthik had been slotted in at No 6 but he was held back as India decided to send in Axar Patel instead. While Patel could manage only 10 off 11 deliveries, Karthik, who arrived at No 7 with five overs left, overcame a slow start to knock an unbeaten 30 off 21. However, India could only post 148 for 6 in a four-wicket defeat. After the game, Shreyas Iyer said that India would continue to preserve Karthik for the death overs, alt...