SOUTH AFRICA

  • World Cup: South Africa need to do better against West Indies, says AB de Villiers 13 hours 12 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 16 hours 47 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,...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Pool B turning into 'Group of Death' 17 hours 54 minutes ago

    While many would sit back and wait for the knock-out stages to kick off, Ireland have certainly given the apex body more than something to think about. A lot of us sitting in our drawing rooms might have thought it would be a cake walk for the top Test nations...
  • ICC World Cup: South Africa need to conquer jitters in West Indies clash 18 hours 58 minutes ago

    Sydney: 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 18 matches. The only loss came at Port Elizabeth, in a...
  • World Cup 2015: Ireland on course, says match-winner Gary Wilson 19 hours 8 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Ireland's Gary Wilson said the side had done all that could be asked of them ahead of their World Cup clash against South Africa after they made it two wins out of two with a thrilling victory over the United Arab Emirates. Wilson's composed 80 and a quickfire 24-ball fifty...
  • JP Duminy now a key cog for South Africa in World Cup tilt 19 hours 17 minutes ago

    When JP Duminy finally made his test debut the first question many people asked was, "How good is South Africa's top six if this guy can't make it?" Duminy had made his one-day debut as a 20-year-old in 2004 but had to wait another four years before making his test bow...
  • World Cup 2015: Vernon Philander absence may test depth, balance but not result 19 hours 52 minutes ago

    Vernon Philander's hamstring injury will not only upset the balance of South Africa's attack against West Indies but also test their pace bowling depth when the two sides clash in their World Cup Pool B match in Sydney on Friday. The 29-year-old Philander limped out of South Africa's 130-run humbling by...
  • World Cup: South Africa have learnt their lessons, says Hashim Amla 20 hours 11 minutes ago

    Sydney: South Africa batsman Hashim Amla insisted his team won't panic despite their 130-run World Cup loss to defending champions India, while Friday's clash against a rejuvenated West Indies can't come round soon enough. The Proteas, widely-regarded as one of the favourites for a first world title, suffered a sobering wake-up...
  • World Cup: At MCG, India showed they can blow away any side, says Morkel Yesterday

    New Delhi: Out of favour South African all-rounder Albie Morkel says India's hammering of the Proteas at the MCG demonstrated that the defending champions are capable of blowing any team away in the World Cup and big-ticket ICC events bring out the best in them. Morkel, holidaying after getting done with...
  • World Cup: Dale Steyn next in Chris Gayle's firing line Yesterday

    Struggling South African fast bowler Dale Steyn must find a way to contain record-breaking West Indian batsman Chris Gayle in Friday's crunch World Cup clash. Steyn's cutting edge has been blunted at the tournament so far with his two matches giving him total figures of two for 119 from a...
  • Cricket World Cup: Gayle, WI eye 300-plus against South Africa Yesterday

    Canberra: Record-breaking Chris Gayle says the West Indies will be looking to post their fourth total above 300 in Friday's crunch World Cup game with South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Gayle exploded back to form with a World Cup record 215 off 147 balls and put on a record...
  • World Cup: Ravichandran Ashwin-Ravindra Jadeja have proved critics wrong, says Virat Kohli 2 days ago

    Perth: Question marks have been raised about their ability to trouble batsmen in overseas conditions but "spin twins" Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin have "proved their critics wrong" with an impressive start to their World Cup campaign, feels team's premier batsman Virat Kohli. With convincing wins over Pakistan and South Africa...
  • World Cup: India have brought their A-game to the table, says Rohan Gavaskar 2 days ago

    Rohan Gavaskar feels Team India were not switched on during the tri-series and thinks the team is back to their best. ...
  • Vernon Philander ruled out of South Africa's next World Cup match 2 days ago

    Sydney: Paceman Vernon Philander has been ruled out of South Africa's next World Cup match against the West Indies due to a left hamstring injury he picked up during last weekend's loss to defending champion India. South Africa team manager Mohammed Moosajee released a statement on Tuesday saying medical scans in...
  • Shikhar Dhawan most mentioned Indian player on Twitter 3 days ago

    Melbourne: Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan topped the list of the most mentioned players from India in Twitter after his ton (137) for a winning cause against South Africa in a Pool B World Cup encounter. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (@msdhoni) and Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) were the second and third most spoken...
  • India thrash South Africa: Is India now a strong contender for the world cup? 3 days ago

    This was India's maiden World Cup win against South Africa after having lost in 1992, 1999 and 2011. ...
  • Never in my wildest dream I thought of such big win: Sunil Gavaskar 3 days ago

    Perth: Lavishing praise on Team India for defeating South Africa in the cricket World Cup, former skipper Sunil Gavaskar on Monday said he never thought in his wildest dream that Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men would beat the Proteas by such a huge margin. Defending champions India crushed South Africa by 130...
  • Images: From Ghaziabad to Melbourne, fans rejoice in India's win over South Africa 3 days ago

    Team India broke its World Cup jinx against South Africa, which sparked celebration by fans in India and Australia. Here's a look at the images after India's 130-run win. Fans gathered outside Suresh Raina's residence in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, to celebrate India's win. (Getty Images) Indore saw wild celebrations as fans burnt...
  • Shikhar Dhawan: Aggressive on the pitch, calm off it 3 days ago

    Melbourne: Indian cricket's man of the moment Shikhar Dhawan, who mesmerised the MCG crowd with his 137-run match-winning knock against South Africa, said that staying calm during a lean patch was key to his success in the first two matches of the World Cup. Dhawan, who had an ordinary ODI tri-series...
  • I support South Africa in cricket, not India: Roger Federer 3 days ago

    Dubai: Roger Federer has apologised for getting caught up in the bitter rivalry between Indian and Pakistani cricket fans after he was pictured admiring the blue shirt of World Cup champions India in a marketing photo-shoot. The 17-time Grand Slam title winner shares the same sponsor as the Indian team and...
  • World Cup: Don't remember any team thrashing South Africa like India did, says Sourav Ganguly 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Impressed by India's clinical performance against South Africa, former cricket captain Sourav Ganguly said the Proteas have not been outplayed like this in a "long long time" and Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side can gain a lot of courage from such a display. "I don't remember South Africa being outplayed...
  • ICC World Cup: When Melbourne turned into Mumbai and Mohali 3 days ago

    This could so easily have been Mumbai or Mohali, given the sea of blue that drove the Indian team and the profusion of Indian flags across the vast expanse of the hugely populated stands. In reality, this was the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia's pride and joy, by a distance the...
  • Watch: India roll over SA, Afghan scare for SL; ICC World Cup, Day 9 Highlights 3 days ago

    Shikhar Dhawan once again starred with 137 as India thumped South Africa by 130 runs, while Mahela Jayawardene's 100 took Sri Lanka out of trouble against Afghanistan. ...
  • South Africa fined for slow over-rate at Cricket World Cup 3 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: Bravo to miss Zimbabwe match, in doubt for South Africa 3 days ago

    Darren Bravo will miss West Indies' third World Cup match against Zimbabwe in Canberra on Tuesday and remains in doubt for Friday's match against South Africa with a low-grade hamstring tear, the team said on Monday. The top order batsman was forced to retire hurt on 49 during West Indies' win...
  • ICC World Cup: Shikhar Dhawan making up for lost time 3 days ago

    India's World Cup batting hero Shikhar Dhawan is an unconventional cricketer who met his wife, an amateur boxer, via Facebook and splits his time between New Delhi and Melbourne. Long before he played two match-winning innings of 73 in India's tournament opener against arch-rivals Pakistan in Adelaide and 137 against South...
  • World Cup Exclusive: India's fielding has won hearts 3 days ago

    (Former India captain and chief selector Kris Srikkanth, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for IBNLive Sports. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) Not often you find fielding among the top three bullet points contributing to...
  • India end World Cup jinx against South Africa 4 days ago

    This was India's maiden World Cup win against South Africa after having lost in 1992, 1999 and 2011. ...
  • Mohit Sharma has been a revelation: Ian Chappell 4 days ago

    Melbourne: Former Australian captain Ian Chappell feels rookie pacer Mohit Sharma has been a revelation in the ongoing World Cup as he has made a huge difference to the Indian attack, bringing about a turnaround in the side's fortunes after a string of poor shows in the run-up to the...
  • Harbhajan Singh, Ishant Sharma congratulate India 4 days ago

    Melbourne: Pacer Ishant Sharma, who was ruled out of the World Cup with an injury, and out-of-favour off-spinner Harbhajan Singh congratulated the Indian cricket team on winning their World Cup Pool B encounter against South Africa on Sunday. India posted a healthy 307/7 in their 50 overs, courtesy superb knocks from...