Cricket South Africa announced the fixtures for India’s tour of South Africa which is slated to take place between December 2021 and January 2022. Continue reading “India tour of South Africa Schedule 2021-22- List of India Test, ODIs and T20Is Fixtures”
South Africa sprung a surprise by leaving out former captain Faf du Plessis in their 15-member squad for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup, slated to take place in the UAE and Oman later next month.
Proteas pacer Dale Steyn called it a day earlier today (August 31, 2021), and there was plenty of congratulatory messages from the cricketing world for a player widely regarded as the best fast bowler of his time. One of those messages was from team mate Hashim Amla on instagram, and we really, really liked the mighty Hash’s words.
Migael Pretorius stole victory from the jaws of defeat for the VKB Knights as the Bloemfontein based outfit picked up their first win of the CSA T20 Challenge today (February 22, 2021)
When Grant Mokoena holded out to Tony de Zorzi off Ziyaad Abrahams in the last over, the batsmen crossed and it left Pretorius 16 to get off the final 3 balls. He hit two sixes in succession to bring the equation to 4 off 1. Abrahams then bowled a perfect yorker that Pretorius was unable to get a bat on, but unfortunately for the Cobras, it was adjudged to be a no-ball. Pretorius then hit a 4 off the final delivery despite the best efforts of a diving George Linde on the boundary to take the Knights home in stunning fashion.
Given the crazy sum Chris Morris went for (INR 16.25 crore/ ZAR 32.5m) in the IPL 2021 auction, Pretorius is another that scouts will be keeping an eye on closely. He also hit 38 off 23 in the previous game for the Knights, and a hard hitting fast bowling all-rounder is worth their gold in the T20 format.
Pretorius did have a bit of luck though- he was dropped by Imran Manack in the penultimate over bowled by Corbin Bosch. It was a tough chance, but one that effectively made the difference between defeat and victory for the Cobras.
Here are the list of South African players who are going to feature in the two test series against Sri Lanka starting December 26.
The first test will be played at Centurion, with the second to be played at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on January 3.
New call ups to the squad include Dolphins left hander Sarel Erwee, Cobras keeper batsman Kyle Verreynne and pacer Glenton Stuurman, who impressed one and all with his pace and accuracy in the 3TC tournament held earlier this season.
Erwee’s inclusion means that Pieter Malan, who did a pretty decent job against England last summer, has to drop out, and so does his Cobras team mate Zubayr Hamza.
Quinton de Kock has been confirmed as test captain for the series, months after CSA and Graeme Smith had originally said that they were not looking at him as a test captaincy option.
Edit– Knights pacer Migael Pretorius has been added to the original squad.
The selectors on Tuesday announced the squad for the one dayers and the T20I in South Africa later this month. Continue reading “England squad for South Africa Tour 2020- England T-20, ODI Squad”