Vernon Philander

Lord's fall-out: Kohli slides down a spot in ICC Test rankings, out-of-action Smith back on top

The India captain could only manage scores of 23 and 17 as his side crashed to an innings and 159-run loss to England.<p>Indian captain Virat Kohli on …

Kagiso Rabada

Banned Smith retakes top spot in ICC rankings

DUBAI (AFP) -<p>Banned Australian batsman Steve Smith reclaimed top spot in the ICC Test batting rankings from India's Virat Kohli on Monday, despite not having played since March.<p>The 29-year-old was suspended for a year and stripped of the captaincy by Cricket Australia following his part in the …

Steve Smith

Proteas will need more ‘first-change’ bite

2018-08-13 18:14<p>Wiaan Mulder (Gallo)<p>Cape Town – Amidst the sea of experimentation, one thing stood out as a regular hallmark of <b>South Africa’s</b> …

Sport (South Africa)

Proteas v Sri Lanka ODIs: 5 talking points

2018-08-13 09:33<p>Lungi Ngidi (Getty)<p>Cape Town - The Test series was a write-off, with the Proteas beaten heavily in both contests by a superior Sri …

Sport (South Africa)

Another dizzying collapse for Proteas batsmen against Sri Lankan spin

The Proteas would rather this final One-Day International be expunged from the record books, such was the calamitous nature of their play in a …

Sport (South Africa)

The Olivier twist and World Cup dreams

Coming from the Allan Donald school of fast bowling in Bloemfontein, Duanne Olivier possessed the pedigree to break into the international scene. …

Sports (India)

Still testing to see which Proteas flower

There are seven One-Day Internationals coming up in which South Africa will continue with their experimentation over team selections.Since Ottis …

Sport (South Africa)

Excited by our new-ball combination - du Plessis

They have only little more than a quarter of the number of caps of South Africa's most lauded new-ball pair, Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel, but Kagiso …

Sri Lanka

World Cup door still open for Steyn, Philander

2018-08-10 14:34<p>Vernon Philander (Gallo)<p>Cape Town - With <b>17</b> One Day Internationals (ODI) left for the <b>Proteas</b> between now and the 2019 World Cup in …

Sport (South Africa)

Kagiso Rabada favourite to win Gauteng Sports Personality of the Year

JOHANNESBURG - Statistics prove that the public is likely to rally behind the South African Cricketer of the Year Kagiso Rabada for this year’s …

Kagiso Rabada

Sam Curran's Stellar Show Gives England Impactful Third Option Behind Broad Anderson

Sam Curran's Stellar Show Gives England Impactful Third Option Behind Broad & Anderson<p>| Updated: August 8, 2018, 7:34 PM IST<p>England's Sam Curran …

India News

England’s Recent Run at Lord’s - A Mixed Bag

England’s Recent Run at Lord’s - A Mixed Bag<p>| Updated: August 8, 2018, 1:18 PM IST<p>Pakistan's Younis Khan (C) leads the Pakistan team's celebration …

India News

With pressure off, time for Proteas to test new talent

JOHANNESBURG – With the ODI series in Sri Lanka now wrapped up, and in the most comprehensive fashion, South Africa can properly ramp up the squad …

Sport (South Africa)

England man-boy Sam Curran offers a glimpse of the future – and it’s bright

There is little in sport quite as intoxicating as the new, something vibrant, fresh as paint and, most importantly, flush with youth. It had been a …

Sam Curran

Proteas team-effort boosted second ODI display

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa didn’t bowl Sri Lanka out in the second One-Day International as they did in the first match of the series but they …

Sport (South Africa)

Markram, all at sea, needs Proteas backing

2018-08-03 09:56<p>Aiden Markram (Gallo)<p>Cape Town - Sri Lanka has been a non-stop nightmare for <b>Aiden Markram</b>.<p>All tour long, regardless of format, he has …

Sport (South Africa)

Sport24.co.za | Proteas' Sri Lankan tour is all about CWC vision

The Sri Lanka tour is a chance to get the Proteas back to winning ways and prove their mettle ahead of next year's Cricket World Cup in England.

Sport (South Africa)

Peter Handscomb opens up about ball-tampering scandal

"What happened, I am on the walkie-talkie. Twenty minutes, 25 minutes later, a player comes off because they need to go to the bathroom. I am next to …

Sport (Australia)

Banned Steve Smith Continues to Top ICC Test Ranking For Batsmen

Steve Smith might be serving a 12-month ban due to his involvement in the ball tampering scandal but he still continues to head the ICC Test ranking …

Steve Smith

Jadeja, Ashwin hold on to their Test rankings

Virat Kohli is placed second among batsmen in the latest ICC list.

Sports (India)

Sport24.co.za | Rabada no longer No 1, Steyn drops to lowest ranking

Kagiso Rabada is no longer the world's No 1 Test bowler, according to the latest ICC rankings following the Proteas' heavy series defeat to Sri Lanka.

Sport (South Africa)

Proteas fail #TrialBySpin - Here's our scorecard

COLOMBO – The Proteas failed their #TrialBySpin hopelessly in suffering a series whitewash to Sri Lanka. The report card is therefore a sorry tale, …

Sport (South Africa)

'I was battered, bruised and questioning my ability. But now I’ve banished my England fears': Keaton Jennings on his journey to redemption

When Keaton Jennings walks out at Edgbaston to open the batting in the first Test against India, a very special spectator will be watching him play …

Sport (UK)

South Africa roar back with Maharaj's eight-for

<b>Stumps</b> <i>Sri Lanka 277 for 9 (Herath 5*, Dananjaya 16*) v South Africa</i><p>Keshav Maharaj singlehandedly kept South Africa competing on a dry pitch in …

Sri Lanka

Proteas: Eccentric selection, BUT …

2018-07-20 16:23<p>Ottis Gibson (Gallo Images)<p>Cape Town – <b>South Africa’s</b> brains trust have set themselves up for the great risk of ridicule over their …

Sport (South Africa)

Sri Lanka 93-0 after 1st session in 2nd test vs South Africa

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Openers Danushka Gunathilaka and Dimuth Karunaratne gave Sri Lanka a solid start to the second cricket test against South Africa on Friday, both approaching half-centuries at lunch at the Sinhalese Sports Club grounds.<p>Gunathilaka was 44 not out and Karunaratne unbeaten on …

Sri Lanka

South Africa Hope For Improved Showing Against Lankan Tweakers

| Updated: July 19, 2018, 6:15 PM IST<p>ICC<p>After their double-collapse in Galle in the first Test, it’s no longer just about the result for South Africa …

India News

Proteas look to counter Sri Lanka spin magicians in Colombo

COLOMBO – The Galle International Stadium and the SSC could not be more contrasting venues. The former, a picturesque setting alongside the Indian …

Sport (South Africa)

Sporting social media reacts to Nelson Mandela Day

South African icon Nelson Mandela was born 100 years ago today, the 18th of July, and sports stars from around the world took to social media to …

Nelson Mandela

Elgar 'humbled and proud' to join 50 Test club

2018-07-18 20:02<p>Dean Elgar (AP)<p>Cape Town - Proteas opening batsman <b>Dean Elgar</b> says that he is "very proud and extremely honoured" to be a part of the …

Sport (South Africa)