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  • Cricketer of the Year do we need another list? February 8, 2013

    Every year Wisden picks Five Cricketers of the Year to salute a player's influence on the previous English season. Is it time the list was renamed 'Five Cricketers of the English Year'? Or its reach broadened to international not just domestic cricket? Or do we need another list to mark...
  • South Africa cricketers rule ICC Test rankings February 5, 2013

    Johannesburg: South Africa's cricketers are increasingly comfortable as they look down on the rest of the cricketing world from their number one spot in the Test rankings. A 211run win in the first Test against Pakistan at the Wanderers Stadium was their fourth win in a row all achieved...
  • 2nd Test: South Africa crush New Zealand by an innings and 193 runs January 14, 2013

    Port Elizabeth: South Africa crushed New Zealand by an innings and 193 runs on Monday after the tourists were bowled out for 211 in their second innings before lunch on the fourth day of the second Test. Dale Steyn took three wickets and Morne Morkel claimed two in the morning session...
  • Jacques Kallis rested for NZ ODIs January 6, 2013

    South Africa have rested Jacques Kallis for the threematch oneday international series against New Zealand, starting January 19. AB de Villiers returned to captain the side after he opted out from the T20s series between the two sides. Faf du Plessis led the Proteas in De Villiers absence. Four uncapped players...
  • Dale Steyn vows to keep wreaking havoc January 5, 2013

    Cape Town: Dale Steyn said joining the 300 Test wickets club did not mean the end of his ambitions as a fast bowler. Speaking after South Africa's crushing win by an innings and 27 runs over New Zealand, achieved in three days at Newlands, Steyn, 29, said he was aware of...
  • Kallis becomes 4th player to pass 13000 Test runs January 2, 2013

    Cape Town: Allrounder Jacques Kallis became the first South African to score 13,000 Test runs on an eventful opening day of the first Test against New Zealand on Wednesday. The hosts dismissed New Zealand for 45 in the morning session, the touring side's third lowest total, and Kallis reached his personal...
  • Yearender 2012: The best Test innings of 2012 January 1, 2013

    In a year with many centuries and individual contributions of brilliance, we pick ten Test innings that really stood out. Michael Clarke 329*, 2nd Test, Sydney The Australian captain set the tone for a recordbreaking year by scoring his first triplecentury, and the fourthhighest score by an Australian, as his...
  • Yearender 2012: Cricketnext's Test team of the year January 1, 2013

    We sift through the numbers, wickets and runs to pick the 11 most valuable Test cricketers of the year. 1. Alastair Cook M 15, I 29, Runs 1249, Avg 48.03, HS 190, 100 4, 50 3 The secondhighest runscorer in Test cricket this year, after his captain in our...
  • Clarke tops Test rankings with careerbest points December 29, 2012

    Dubai: In the form of his life, Australia captain Michael Clarke on Saturday reached a careerbest 900 points to retain the top spot in the ICC Test Rankings for batsmen after his side's innings and 201 runs win against Sri Lanka in Melbourne. The win guaranteed Australia an unassailable 20 lead...
  • South Africa finally scale the summit December 19, 2012

    Melbourne: South Africa celebrated their longheralded arrival at the summit of Test cricket in 2012 while West Indies enjoyed their first world title since the team's 1970s heyday with a maiden Twenty20 trophy. The giddy heights proved too much for England whose yearlong reign as the number one Test nation...
  • 3rd Test: South Africa set 632run target for Australia December 2, 2012

    Perth: Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers posted big centuries in quick time before South Africa was dismissed for 569 late on Sunday, setting Australia an unlikely victory target of 632 in the third Test. David Warner (29) and Ed Cowan (9) survived an hour before stumps to steer the Australians...
  • Half a Kallis better than none: Jennings November 29, 2012

    Johannesburg: The lingering doubts on his fitness notwithstanding, former South Africa coach Ray Jennings feels the Proteas should include the veteran allrounder for the third Test against Australia. Kallis' participation in the match is in doubt after he suffered an injury during which batting in the drawn second Test in...
  • South Africa wait on Kallis's fitness for 3rd Test November 29, 2012

    Perth: South Africa will give allrounder Jacques Kallis until the last moment to prove his fitness for the crucial third and final Test against Australia starting Friday at the WACA Ground. The 37yearold had appeared certain to miss the series decider, which will also determine which of the two teams ends...
  • Injuryhit South Africa call up McLaren November 25, 2012

    Johannesburg: South Africa has called up allrounder Ryan McLaren as cover for injured pair Jacques Kallis and Vernon Philander, who are both doubts for the crucial third Test against Australia. The visitors will likely have to win that final match to save the series with Australia in a commanding position heading...
  • Kallis in doubt for 3rd Test with hamstring injury November 24, 2012

    Adelaide: Jacques Kallis is in danger of missing the third Test in Perth next week after aggravating his strained right hamstring while scoring a courageous halfcentury to help South Africa avoid the followon on Saturday in the second Test against Australia. The 37yearold allrounder hurt his leg while bowling on Thursday...
  • Kallis in doubt for 3rd Test with hamstring injury November 24, 2012

    Adelaide: Jacques Kallis is in danger of missing the third Test in Perth next week after aggravating his strained right hamstring while scoring a courageous halfcentury to help South Africa avoid the followon on Saturday in the second Test against Australia. The 37yearold allrounder hurt his leg after taking two quick...
  • Kirsten worried with SA injury list growing November 22, 2012

    Adelaide: Critics have condemned South Africa's decision to give players a holiday between Test matches after veteran allrounder Jacques Kallis limped off the Adelaide Oval just 3.3 overs into his opening spell on Thursday, only hours after paceman Vernon Philander was ruled out of the second Test against Australia with...
  • 2nd Test: Clarke's double ton leads Aus to 482/5 November 22, 2012

    Adelaide: Michael Clarke continued his Bradmanlike year, producing his fourth 200plus innings of 2012 to guide Australia to 482 for 5 at stumps in a remarkable opening day against a depleted South Africa attack in the second Test. The Australia captain became the first batsman to score four double centuries in...
  • Pujara, Ojha achieve careerbest ICC rankings November 20, 2012

    Dubai: Indias batting sensation Cheteshwar Pujara and Test spinner Pragyan Ojha played pivotal roles in Indias ninewicket win over England in Ahmedabad, and have now moved to careerbest rankings in the ICCs latest update for Test players. Pujara, 24, scored unbeaten innings of 206 and 41 to claim the ManoftheMatch...
  • Kallis takes some blame for Amla's review refusal November 11, 2012

    Brisbane: Jacques Kallis took some blame for South African teammate Hashim Amla not challenging his dismissal and missing out on a possible bigger score against Australia in the first Test on Sunday. Amla had reached his third century in four innings against Australia and his 17th overall before he was...
  • Kallis ready to assume bowling role for SA November 11, 2012

    Brisbane: After a stellar day with the bat and in the field on Sunday, South Africa's Jacques Kallis declared himself fit and ready to play his part with the ball in the last two days of the first Test against Australia. Kallis scored an impressive 147 to help South Africa...
  • SA vs Aus: Ed Cowan leads hosts fightback on day three November 11, 2012

    Brisbane: Ed Cowan and Michael Clarke added an unbeaten 71 to rescue Australia from 40 for 3 in their reply to South Africa's 450 on the third day of the first Test at Gabba on Sunday. Cowan (49) and Clarke (34) batted valiantly to take their team to 111 for 3...
  • Kallis blames weather for KKR's dismal show October 22, 2012

    Cape Town: Had it not been for the washedout game against Perth Scorchers, reigning IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders could have made the semifinals of the ongoing Champions League Twenty20, said senior allrounder Jacques Kallis. KKR, however, bid adieu to CLT20 with a bang thrashing inform Titans by 99 runs in...
  • CLT20: A guide to the main draw October 13, 2012

    Ten of the best domestic T20 teams from around the world will showcase their prowess as the Champions League Twenty20 is all set to kickoff in Centurion on Saturday. Here's a guide to what all we can look forward to in the main draw of the multimillion dollar competition. Prize money:...
  • I find myself nowhere near Kallis: Watson September 23, 2012

    Colombo: Humility is a virtue that champion sportspersons are blessed with and Australian allrounder Shane Watson is no different as he sees himself "nowhere" when compared to South African great Jacques Kallis. "When I look at it, I find myself nowhere near Jacques Kallis simply because what he has achieved in...
  • World T20: Taylor slams 'sloppy' Zimbabwe September 21, 2012

    Hambantota: Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor has described his team as "sloppy" and "below par" after they crashed out of the World Twenty20 with a tenwicket thumping by South Africa. Zimbabwe were no match for the formidable South Africans on Thursday as they were reduced to a paltry 93 for 8...