Chadd Sayers First Test Wicket AB De Villiers 2018

Australia’s Chadd Sayers took his first Test wicket by removing South Africa’s star batsman AB de Villiers on the first day of the fourth test in Johannesburg on Friday.

Sayers, a replacement for the injured Mitchell Starc, joined the likes of John Hastings, Mohammad Irfan and Jasprit Bumrah as bowlers who got their maiden test scalp in the form of Proteas great De Villiers.

The South Australian paceman was the highest wicket taker in the Sheffield Shield in the 2016/17 season, picking up 62 scalps at an average of 19.

Sayers was criticised by Shane Warne on commentary, with the legendary spinner clearly unimpressed by the 30 year old’s speeds (consistently around the 120-130 kmph mark).

Chadd Sayers

He was however given the second new ball ahead of Pat Cummins by skipper Tim Paine and justified his selection by picking up both De Villiers and night watchman Kagiso Rabada in the same over. De Villiers edged a Sayers delivery to Paine and reviewed unsuccessfully after being given out while Rabada, too early into his shot, handed an easy catch to Matt Renshaw.

Steve Smith and David Warner Banned for 12 Months-

Australian skipper Steve Smith and vice captain David Warner have been banned for 12 months for their roles in the ball tampering scandal that took place during the third Test against South Africa at Newlands, Capetown. Continue reading “Steve Smith and David Warner Banned for 12 Months-“

Australia Ball Tampering vs South Africa Newlands Test 2018? Cameron Bancroft Yellow Sandpaper Video

Was Cameron Bancroft tampering with the ball in the South Africa vs Australia third test at Newlands in Cape Town?

What was in Bancroft’s pockets?

It’s unclear, but some have rumoured it to be yellow sandpaper (see video below) Continue reading “Australia Ball Tampering vs South Africa Newlands Test 2018? Cameron Bancroft Yellow Sandpaper Video”

South Africa Bowler to 300 Wickets- Morne Morkel vs Australia at Capetown

Morne Morkel became just the fifth South African in history to take 300 Test wickets against Australia at Newlands Capetown on Friday. Continue reading “South Africa Bowler to 300 Wickets- Morne Morkel vs Australia at Capetown”

Second Batsman in Test Cricket to carry his bat three Times -Dean Elgar vs Australia at Capetown

South African opening batsman Dean Elgar remained unbeaten on 141 and also equalled a world record when he carried his bat till the end of the innings for the third time as his team were all out for 311 on the second day of the third Test against Australia at Capetown on Friday. Continue reading “Second Batsman in Test Cricket to carry his bat three Times -Dean Elgar vs Australia at Capetown”

David Warner vs Fan Verbal Exchange Video-3rd Test vs South Africa at Capetown

Here is the video of David Warner being involved in an heated exchange with a fan after being dismissed by Kagiso Rabada in the third test Vs South Africa at Capetown. Continue reading “David Warner vs Fan Verbal Exchange Video-3rd Test vs South Africa at Capetown”

Proteas test squad for the third and fourth test vs Australia 2018- South Africa test roster- Olivier, Morris Included

Here are the list of South African players who are going to feature in the last two test against Australia Continue reading “Proteas test squad for the third and fourth test vs Australia 2018- South Africa test roster- Olivier, Morris Included”

Mitchell Marsh Kagiso Rabada Verbal Exchange Video-2nd Test vs South Africa at Port Elizabeth

Here is the video of Mitchell Marsh involved in a heated exchange with Kagiso Rabada in the second test Vs South Africa at Port Elizabeth Continue reading “Mitchell Marsh Kagiso Rabada Verbal Exchange Video-2nd Test vs South Africa at Port Elizabeth”

List of South Africa Cricket Contracts 2018- Proteas Centrally Contracted Players 18-19 Season

Cricket South Africa have announced their list of centrally contracted players for the 2018/19 season- from 1 April, 2018 to 31 March, 2019.

New players to have been offered CSA contracts in 2018/19 are youngsters Aiden Markram and Lungi Ngidi.

Players to lose their national cricket contracts for 2018/19 are Stephen Cook, Farhaan Behardien, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso and Morne Morkel (retiring)

How many players have been given central cricket contracts by CSA in 18/19?

Eighteen players, down from 21 in 2017/18. The five missing are mentioned above, plus the two new additions of Markram and Ngidi. Continue reading “List of South Africa Cricket Contracts 2018- Proteas Centrally Contracted Players 18-19 Season”