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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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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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Bhuvneshwar Kumar was special through the series: Mark Boucher

South Africa head coach Mark Boucher termed India seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s performance in the series as “special” while ruing the absence of Aiden Markram, who he feels could have made a lot of difference for the Proteas over the course of the five T20Is. Bhuvneshwar, who now only plays white-ball cricket, got six wickets in four completed games and gave away only 85 runs in 14 overs at an economy rate which was just a shade above six runs per over. “Bhuvi was special in this whole series as we came up against some quality bowling. He put us under pressure in Powerplays and barring one game (Delhi), where we got off to a good start, they have dominated us with both ball and bat in Powerplays,” Boucher said after the series ended in 2-2 despite Proteas going 2-0 up at the onset. Howev...
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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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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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DK hits in unorthodox areas and that makes it difficult to bowl to: Keshav Maharaj

India batter Dinesh Karthik looks for runs in unorthodox areas and that is what makes him difficult to bowl to, feels seasoned South Africa spinner Keshav Maharaj. Karthik’s 55 off 27 balls, his maiden fifty in the format he first played back in 2006, helped India level the five-match T20I series on Friday. The 37-year-old batter has made yet another India comeback with a stellar showing in the IPL. A designated finisher in the Indian team, Karthik has not relied on power hitting to be effective. He has played the field brilliantly to get the desired results. On Friday, he swept the spinners and pacers with equal disdain besides pulling off audacious reverse hits.”He (Karthik) has been in serious form in the role he is fulfilling. He is certainly one of the best finishers in the game. H...
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Search for Perfect Climax: Pacers and middle-order make India favourites in series decider

A lot of grey areas are yet to be addressed but a young Indian team, with an admirable collective temperament, will start as favourites in the series-deciding fifth T20 International against South Africa here on Sunday. In a space of eight 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. 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 Full interview 📽️👇 #INDvSA | @Paytmhttps://...
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IND vs SA 4th T20I: Electric Dinesh Karthik, awesome Avesh Khan star in India’s series-levelling win over South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

RAJKOT: After waking up late in this T20I series against South Africa, India are on a roll. Continuing their resurgence from Vizag, where they beat the visitors by 48 runs, a relentless, ruthless India, cheered on by 28,000-plus enthusiastic fans at the SCA Stadium here on Friday, blew away South Africa by 82 runs in the fourth T20I to square the series after being down 0-2. India’s comeback makes them the favourites to win the final game in Bangalore on Sunday and clinch the series against an increasingly vulnerable-looking SA. Riding on Dinesh Karthik’s magical 55 (27b; 9x4, 2x6) and Hardik Pandya’s 46 (31b; 3x4, 3x6), the hosts scored 169/6, a total which looked impossible when the hosts were tottering at 56/3 after the first 10 overs. Thereafter, making the ball bounce menacingly, s...
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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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Since I can’t bowl at express pace, I have to keep developing my skills: Harshal Patel

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.Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium “To be honest, people have been trying to anticipate what I am bowling for the last two years (in ...
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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, 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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India vs South Africa (IND vs SA) 3rd T20 Match Live Streaming: When and where to watch?

Live Streaming of India Vs South Africa,3rd T20 Match: Tuesday will present India with the final chance to keep the five-T20I series against South Africa alive as the two teams take the field in Vizag. Having already lost in Delhi and Cuttack, the Rishabh Pant led side have a big task at hand to win the next three games in the absence of some big regulars in the squad. India were on the receiving end of a record T20I chase at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in the first T20I as David Miller and Rassie van der Dussen took the visitors past the finish line in Delhi. On Sunday, defending a low total on a tricky wicket, India got off to a good start courtesy of a Bhuvneshwar Kumar new ball special but lost the track against a player of the match outing by Heinrich Klassen. The Proteas are unbeaten...
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India vs South Africa: Temba Bavuma’s boys ‘burn it out’ in Delhi | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: It's that time of the year when the national capital becomes a furnace, and venturing outside becomes quite a chore. And if the mercury rises up to 44 degrees, then it is advisable to stay home, or in the office, in the sweltering heat. But then there is the call of duty. The South African cricket team has been hitting the nets regularly at Kotla (Arun Jaitley Stadium) despite the city feeling like an incinerator. Their objective is to win the five-match T20I series against India. The IPL stars took it light here on Saturday, but the others toiled hard in the heat. The paradox was evident: Quinton de Kock shadow-practiced his golfing skills with his cricket bat, while another opener in the South African squad, Reeza Hendricks, and skipper Temba Bavuma sweated out. Tabraiz Sha...
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India vs South Africa: Aim is to solidify our batting line-up ahead of World Cup, says Bavuma

South Africa skipper Temba Bavuma says the upcoming T20 series against India will be an opportunity for him to identify players for specific roles for the World Cup, which will ne held in Australia later this year. The South African T20 side last competed in November at the World Cup in Sharjah and with the next World event slated to begin in October, Bavuma is keen to marshal his troops. “The conditions in India don’t accurately simulate conditions in Australia. In saying that, there’s still a lot of benefit from playing. Any type of competitive cricket will be good for us,” Bavuma said during a virtual media interaction. “We’ll be using these games really to familiarise ourselves again with how we go about playing cricket. Getting that right language that we speak amongst ourselves, r...
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India vs South Africa T20: South Africa team lands in Delhi for five-match T20I series against India | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The South African team reached Delhi on Thursday morning for a five-match T20I series against India, beginning June 9 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium here. KL Rahul is India's captain for this series and wicket-keeper batter Rishabh Pant is the vice-captain for the hosts. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have been rested, while Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav and Hardik Pandya are making their comeback after a stupendous show in IPL 2022. Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh have received a maiden India call-up. Malik, the quick bowler from Kashmir, took 21 wickets in 13 matches for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in this season of the IPL. The South African team is being led by Temba Bavuma. The visitors will start their practice on June 3, although the team has to go through RT-PCR tests on a dail...
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Temba Bavuma open to discussing move up the order for David Miller after IPL success

Backing David Miller to carry his confidence from the IPL to the away series against India, South Africa white-ball skipper Temba Bavuma said he is open to having a conversation with the southpaw regarding his batting position in the national T20 team. Miller enjoyed a fabulous IPL season with the bat where he was a vital cog in the Gujarat Titans team that went on to win the title in its maiden season. Temba Bavuma expects IND vs SA T20I series to be a competitive one. (File) “It’s always nice to see guys in form. A guy like David lifting the trophy with the Gujarat Titans – the confidence that he will bring into the team, we look forward to that,” Bavuma told reporters at the pre-departure press conference on Tuesday ahead of the series against India. “David has performed exceedingly...
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South Africa captain Bavuma happy to discuss Miller role in T20 side | Cricket News – Times of India

CAPE TOWN: South Africa captain Temba Bavuma is open to talking with David Miller about batting higher up the order in Twenty20s as the team prepares for a five-match tour of India starting in June. Miller has failed to impress for South Africa in white ball cricket in the last few years, but had an outstanding Indian Premier League season with champions Gujarat Titans in a stunning reversal of form. He batted mostly at number five, as opposed to his usual six with South Africa, where he scored 481 with the best average in the competition of 68.71 at a strike rate of 143. "He has performed exceedingly well in IPL. Whatever feelings of insecurity he had are gone now," Bavuma told reporters on Tuesday. "We will have a conversation. He is an important member of the team. If he feels he can...
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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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South Africa face struggle to qualify for Cricket World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

CENTURION: Cricket World Cups have caused more heartache for South African supporters than any other format of the game. There have been agonising near-misses and numerous disappointments - but actually qualifying for the tournament has never previously been an issue. Now, though, South Africa need to find some dramatically improved form or face taking the long road if they want to play in the main event in India in October and November 2023. A home series defeat to Bangladesh has put the Proteas in a precarious position. They languish ninth on the World Cup Super League log. Only eight teams, including hosts India, qualify automatically. The bottom five teams in the Super League will have to endure a qualifying tournament in June 2023, along with five associate nations, with only two p...