SOUTH AFRICA

  • World Cup 2015: Hussey, Kirsten, Donald plotting India's downfall February 18, 2015

    Melbourne: South Africa's record against India in the World Cup has been an enviable 3-0, having convincingly won their matches in three editions ('92, '99 and 2011), but the Proteas are leaving no stone unturned to make it 4-0 when the two teams square off at the MCG on Sunday. To...
  • World Cup: Bhuvneshwar Kumar's fitness still under cloud February 18, 2015

    Melbourne: The doubts over Bhuvneshwar Kumar's fitness continue to be a concern for the Indian team ahead of their second World Cup pool game against South Africa as the seamer looked far from convincing during a net session on Wednesday. Bhuvneshwar, who had suffered an ankle injury before the start of...
  • Pick your India eleven! Help Dhoni break the South Africa jinx February 18, 2015

    Pakistan conquered, it's time for South Africa. Pick the India XI you think can beat the South Africans for the first time ever in the World Cup. ...
  • What should be India's strategy against South Africa? February 17, 2015

    Team India will take on South Africa on February 22, however during all the three previous encounters in World Cup, Team India was never able to register a win against Proteas. ...
  • Indians have got what it takes to beat South Africa: VVS Laxman February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Notwithstanding India's winless streak against South Africa in World Cups, VVS Laxman feels the 'Men in Blue' can beat the Proteas as confidence levels are high after the victory against Pakistan and the batting line-up has enough depth to take on Dale Steyn and company. "Even though the results...
  • World Cup 2015: Five things India must do to break South Africa jinx February 17, 2015

    While the whole world was gunning for the heads of Indian cricketers for their deplorable performance leading up to the World Cup, things have taken a turn for the better for the Men in Blue. In a tournament where India's recent performance left little hope of making it to the last...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Sachin Tendulkar wary of South Africa threat February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has issued a warning to triumphant India about their upcoming World Cup match against South Africa, saying the Proteas were "far, far superior" to arch-rivals Pakistan. Batting superstar Tendulkar helped India win the World Cup four years ago with victory over Sri Lanka at his...
  • Pakistan conquered, but there's a World Cup to be won February 17, 2015

    In a high-voltage super-charged atmosphere India put their ghosts of pre-World Cup tour results to rest and announced they are back in the hunt for the Cup by walloping Pakistan at Adelaide Oval on Sunday. Indians came back as a strong side with captain MS Dhoni sure of his moves once...
  • Cartoon of the day: Will Pakistan be able to fire crackers during IND vs SA match? February 16, 2015

    As India opened their World Cup defence in convincing fashion with a 76-run victory over Pakistan in a frenzied atmosphere at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday, Pakistan is eyeing on the India vs South Africa match on February 22. ...
  • The India vs South Africa firecrackers ad for the cricket world cup is as brilliant as the previous one February 16, 2015

    After the explosive 'Firecrackers' ad that poked fun at Pakistan for never having won against India in any cricket world cup, there is now a new one that pokes fun at India for not having won against South Africa so far. The ad shows South African fans hand over that...
  • Watch: Day 2 highlights, ICC World Cup 2015 February 16, 2015

    The first Sunday saw thrilling action from two games of the 2015 ICC World Cup that witnessed three centuries, two scores of 300 or more, the fastest delivery so far, an India vs Pakistan humdinger and victories for South Africa and India. Enjoy a quick video recap from the first Sunday...
  • JP Duminy encouraged me during match-winning stand: David Miller February 15, 2015

    Hamilton: South Africa's match-winner against Zimbabwe during Sunday's pool game in the World Cup, left-handed batsman David Miller on Sunday said he and J.P. Duminy continued to encourage each other as their team was in a spot of bother at 83 for 4. The duo posted a partnership of 256 runs...
  • J.P. Duminy encouraged me during match-winning stand: David Miller February 15, 2015

    Hamilton: South Africa's match-winner against Zimbabwe during Sunday's pool game in the World Cup, left-handed batsman David Miller on Sunday said he and J.P. Duminy continued to encourage each other as their team was in a spot of bother at 83/4. The duo posted a partnership of 256 runs and both...
  • World Cup: Miller and Duminy star as South Africa survive Zimbabwe scare February 15, 2015

    Arguably one of the best bowling units in this edition of the World Cup was made to look pedestrian by one of the most underrated batting line-ups in cricket. And still, South Africa were able to notch up a 62-run win against Zimbabwe on a day filled with the possibility...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Pool B, Match 3 February 15, 2015

    (For Live blog and updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) South Africa will look to justify their status as one of the favourites to win the World Cup with a potentially tricky Pool B opener against minnows Zimbabwe in Hamilton. Led by the swashbuckling AB de Villiers, South...
  • South Africa ready for World Cup opener, says Donald February 14, 2015

    Hamilton: South Africa great Allan Donald, infamous for his run out against Australia in the 1999 World Cup semi-final, said on Saturday that the Proteas were excited ahead of their 2015 opener. The 48-year-old, a renowned fast bowler whose speed saw him nicknamed "White Lightning", is now helping South Africa's...
  • South Africa seek World Cup kick-start against improving Zimbabwe February 14, 2015

    Hamilton: South Africa will look to justify their status as one of the favourites to win the World Cup with a potentially tricky Pool B opener against minnows Zimbabwe in Hamilton on Sunday. Led by the swashbuckling AB de Villiers, South Africa appear to have all bases covered, with depth in...
  • Chigumbura hopes Zimbabwe can maintain warm-up form February 14, 2015

    Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura is optimistic his team can carry the good form they showed during the warm-up matches into their opening World Cup Pool B tie against South Africa in Hamilton on Sunday. The 28-year-old said good showings in the rained-off first warm-up game against New Zealand - where they...
  • South Africa will take Zimbabwe seriously, says De Villiers February 14, 2015

    Hamilton: South Africa skipper AB de Villiers promised his team will take Zimbabwe seriously in their opening World Cup match in Hamilton on Sunday, declaring his players are keen to make history and ditch their tag as chokers. South Africa are top contenders this time after failing to go beyond the...
  • Kings of Cricket: Who will win the World Cup 2015? February 13, 2015

    Cricket legends Ricky Ponting, Zaheer Abbas and Krishnamachari Srikkanth analyse the strongest contenders for the Cricket World Cup on CNN-IBN. ...
  • Five things to watch at Cricket World Cup 2015 February 13, 2015

    The Cricket World Cup begins Saturday with New Zealand hosting Sri Lanka in Christchurch and old rivals Australia and England meeting in Melbourne. After six weeks of wickets, whacks and willow, the tournament will finish with a final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 29. Here are some things to watch: NO...
  • World Cup 2015 Pool B analysis: Zimbabwe, Ireland can upset calculations February 12, 2015

    Two arch-rivals, a perennial choker, a once invincible team, and three minnows - this summarise the Pool B of the cricket World Cup 2015, which consist of India, Pakistan, South Africa, West Indies, Zimbabwe, Ireland and the United Arab Emirates. At first gaze, it seems easy to guess which four teams...
  • World Cup warm-ups: Zimbabwe stun Sri Lanka, New Zealand thump South Africa February 11, 2015

    Christchurch: New Zealand had a resounding win over South Africa while Sri Lanka were beaten by Zimbabwe in two surprising results from Wednesday's pre-World Cup warm-up matches. World Cup co-host New Zealand continued their impressive recent form by beating highly-favored South Africa by 134 runs. Brendon McCullum made 59 and Kane Williamson...
  • As it happened: World Cup warm-up: Misbah guides Pakistan to win over England February 11, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss Reports: New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat against South Africa at Christchurch. Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat against Zimbabwe at Lincoln. Teams: Sri Lanka: Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Rilee Rossouw, AB de Villiers...
  • World Cup: South Africa slowly building up momentum, says Du Plessis February 10, 2015

    Christchurch: South African batsman Faf du Plessis Tuesday said they are slowly building up intensity ahead of their opening match of the World Cup against Zimbabwe in Hamilton on Sunday. South Africa play their last warm-up game against co-hosts New Zealand here Wednesday. "With New Zealand tomorrow we will play with a...
  • World Cup 2015: AB de Villiers fit to play warm-up fixture February 10, 2015

    Christchurch: South Africa skipper AB de Villiers should be fit and ready to face New Zealand in the World Cup warm-up fixture here on Wednesday. De Villiers missed the Proteas' first warm-up game against Sri Lanka after complaining off a stiff right hip. However, South Africa is not worried that the...
  • We were counting down every run: Kyle Abbott February 9, 2015

    Christchurch: South African pacer Kyle Abbott has admitted their chase against Sri Lanka in the warm-up game on Monday got a bit too close for comfort as they beat the Asian islanders by 5 wickets with 3 balls to spare via the Duckworth Lewis (DL) method. The 27-year-old said they were...
  • Kings of Cricket: Srikkanth, Kiran More preview South Africa and New Zealand February 9, 2015

    CNN-IBN's cricket experts Krishnamachari Srikkanth and Kiran More analyse the squads of two of the favourites to win the World Cup 2015 title. ...