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  • Live Score: West Indies strike early to remove De Kock 2 hours 10 minutes ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: If you go by numbers alone, Friday's clash in Sydney is one of the biggest mismatches of the tournament. South Africa haven't just dominated West Indies in recent seasons, they've toyed with them, winning 16 of their last...
  • World Cup: South Africa need to do better against West Indies, says AB de Villiers 16 hours 13 minutes ago

    Usually, it's in the latter stages of a global tournament that South Africa are subjected to C-word jibes. At the 2015 World Cup, it's taken just two matches - an unconvincing win against Zimbabwe, followed by a 130-run thrashing at the hands of India. "They've got their choke in early,"...
  • World Cup: Chris Gayle backs out of training but no problem, says West Indies 19 hours 48 minutes ago

    Sydney: West Indies captain Jason Holder on Thursday played down Chris Gayle's absence from training on the eve of the team's crunch World Cup Pool B match with South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Gayle, who has a chronic back complaint, hit the highest-ever individual World Cup score of 215,...
  • South Africa fined for slow over-rate at Cricket World Cup 4 days ago

    Melbourne: South Africa have been fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during Sunday's World Cup match against India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the International Cricket Council said. Match referee Jeff Crowe found the South Africans fell one over short in the stipulated time and docked skipper AB de Villiers 20...
  • World Cup: It's embarrassing, I feel sad about it, says AB de Villiers 4 days ago

    Melbourne: A dejected South Africa captain AB de Villiers said the "embarrassing" 130-run defeat against India was a severe dent to their confidence and the team will have to lick their wounds for a while now. "Yeah, it's a big knock for us to get beaten by 130 runs. It's almost embarrassing....
  • AS it happened: India vs South Africa, World Cup, Match 13, Pool B 5 days ago

    (For Live updates, scroll down to view the blog) Quick Preview: After a terrific and unexpectedly smooth start to their title defence, India will have to soak in the pressure against a team they have never beaten at the World Cup. South Africa will perhaps be the toughest test for the...
  • ICC World Cup: Key battles that set up India-South Africa clash 5 days ago

    The Cricket World Cup over the years has produced some riveting encounters that have got fans engrossed around the world. While some have gone on to create history, others have dressed to the nines since the advent of coloured clothing in limited-overs cricket. There are very few sides in world cricket...
  • World Cup 2015: De Villiers fears pitch will blunt Proteas' pacers vs India 5 days ago

    Melbourne: South Africa captain AB de Villiers believes the pitch at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for Sunday's World Cup clash against defending champions India will not favour his fast bowlers, saying batsmen should revel on it. "I've played here in the past and I have never played at the MCG with...
  • Captaincy will decide 2015 World Cup winners 6 days ago

    Team India breezed through their first encounter against Pakistan without much fuss, and given the high scoring games thus far in the 2015 World Cup, it does seem that bowlers will be under the hammer right through the tournament. That being the case, the onus will be on the captains...
  • World Cup 2015: India have to do what Pakistan couldn't 6 days ago

    In AB de Villiers, India will be up against fourth different captain in as many World Cup meetings with the African giants, but what MS Dhoni's boys will like to change is the losing trend in all three previous Cup matches against the Proteas. Kepler Wessels, Hansie Cronje and Graeme Smith...
  • Will Kirsten's presence give South Africa a big advantage over India? 1 week ago

    The 47-year-old is back with AB de Villiers' side as a consultant for 50 days a year and joined the squad on Wednesday. ...
  • India's danger zones against South Africa: three apparent, two hidden 1 week ago

    A South African safari is fraught with danger. The jeep may be grilled out but there's always an urge to venture out and pose for the shutterbug - like a hero with some beast in the background. An inch here or there or a moment of carelessness can be fatal...
  • As it happened: IPL 2015 auction, Bangalore February 16, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Top cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Hashim Amla will be the star attractions in IPL 8 auctions that will see quite a few Indian and International players going under the hammer. Last year's most expensive buy, Yuvraj, who was picked by...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Wasim Akram backs AB de Villiers, David Warner to shine February 12, 2015

    Sydney: Legendary Pakistan paceman Wasim Akram believes dashing batsmen AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell and David Warner will dominate the World Cup during its marathon six weeks. "I am sure Maxwell, Warner and De Villiers will ignite this World Cup," Wasim said. "These three players have the firepower to take the...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • World Cup 2015 Team Profile: Expectation South Africa's biggest enemy February 8, 2015

    We have seen them dominating play throughout a tournament but we have also seen them throwing in the towel just when it mattered, within touching distance of lifting the trophy. With all guns blazing, South Africa, who have been an outstanding unit in the 2014-15 season, will once again enter...
  • World Cup is important, but it's just another tournament: AB de Villiers February 7, 2015

    Bangalore: Although South Africa have always been one of the favourites to win the World Cup, neither Kepler Wessels, Hansie Cronje, Shaun Pollock nor Graeme Smith could lead the team to the title in their six editions South Africa have played in since 1992, when they were readmitted into international...
  • World Cup 2015: AB de Villiers okay with high expectations from Proteas February 7, 2015

    Wellington: South Africa captain A.B. de Villiers has diplomatically downplayed comments from his nation's Sports Minister who warned the Proteas not to be "a bunch of losers" at the Cricket World Cup. Minister Fikile Mbalula told players at a departure function that "we don't want you in the World Cup to...
  • ICC consider stipulatiing bat sizes on World Cup eve February 4, 2015

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) is considering placing limitations on the depth of a bat with less than a fortnight left for the World Cup to begin to restore the balance between batsman and bowler. ICC chief executive David Richardson has said the balance between batsman and bowler "may have...
  • Sir Viv picks top players to watch at World Cup 2015 February 4, 2015

    The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will be a competitive and intriguing tournament, showcasing the world's best cricketing talent in Australia and New Zealand. The fans will get to enjoy a wide range of batting and bowling styles. In no particular order then, these are my players to watch out...
  • How the fast bowlers should bowl at World Cup 2015 January 28, 2015

    Having not played in ICC Cricket World Cup 1992 in Australia and New Zealand one might question my views on what I am about to say. But having toured both countries on more than one occasion, I might just know a little bit about the conditions in both. I know...
  • South Africa rest AB de Villiers for final West Indies ODI January 27, 2015

    Hashim Amla returns to captain the Castle Lager Proteas for the fifth Momentum One-Day International (ODI) against the West Indies at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Wednesday. AB de Villiers has been rested for the match, while Quinton de Kock makes a return to the line-up after a speedy recovery...
  • Defeat no reason for panic, assures AB de Villiers January 27, 2015

    Port Elizabeth: South African captain AB de Villiers has downplayed the significance of the defeat against the West Indies, as the side gears up for next month's ICC World Cup. "It's certainly not a wake-up call. We were wide awake and there is no doubt about the fact that we...