SOUTH AFRICA

  • West Indies add Deonarine to Test squad in South Africa 4 hours 12 minutes ago

    Pretoria: Left-handed batsman Narsingh Deonarine has been added to the West Indies Test squad for the final two matches in South Africa, the country's cricket board has announced. Deonarine comes in for Assad Fudadin, who fractured a finger in the warm-ups ahead of the first Test in Pretoria that ended in...
  • Kenroy Peters, Miguel Cummins in mix to replace injured Kemar Roach 5 hours 2 minutes ago

    Centurion: Left-arm seamer Kenroy Peters or fast bowler Miguel Cummins could be called up by the West Indies to replace fellow pacer Kemar Roach, who will miss the Boxing Day Test against South Africa because of an injury. Cummins is believed to be the frontrunner to replace Roach who limped out...
  • Jason Holder appointed West Indies ODI captain, Dwayne Bravo sacked 10 hours 3 minutes ago

    Jason Holder replaced Dwayne Bravo as captain of the West Indies one-day international side on Saturday, less than two months out from the Cricket World Cup. Holder, who turned 23 last month, was named to lead the squad in the five ODIs in South Africa starting on Jan. 16, after the...
  • Dale Steyn's love of Test arena fuels lust for wickets Yesterday

    Pretoria: There are few more fearsome sights in cricket than a fired-up Dale Steyn -- even a wounded one. When the South African speedster limped off the field with a groin problem on the third day of the opening Test against the West Indies, there would have been relief in the...
  • Injured Quinton de Kock out of South Africa's West Indies series Yesterday

    Centurion: Quinton de Kock, South Africa's rising wicketkeeping star, faces a battle to be fit for the 2015 World Cup after being ruled out of the remaining Test and limited overs matches against the West Indies. De Kock injured his left ankle while warming up before play on the third day...
  • 1st Test: Dale Steyn rips through Windies, Proteas post huge win Yesterday

    Dale Steyn ripped through the West Indies top order to claim his 25th five-wicket haul in Test cricket and give South Africa an innings and 220-run victory on the fourth morning of the first Test on Saturday. The West Indies' frailties with the bat were cruelly exposed by the top-ranked South...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 4 Yesterday

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: Vernon Philander took five wickets as South Africa closed in on victory having reduced West Indies to 76 for two in their follow-on innings. West Indies require 275 runs to make South Africa bat again and with the...
  • Wasteful Windies batsmen must do better: Leon Johnson Yesterday

    Centurion: Rookie left-hander Leon Johnson has lamented the West Indies' wastefulness after their batsmen threw away good starts to be knocked over cheaply on the third day of the opening Test against South Africa. The top five batsmen all passed 20 but none managed to convert their innings into a major...
  • 1st Test: Philander shines as South Africa close in on victory against WI Yesterday

    Pretoria: Vernon Philander took five wickets as South Africa closed in on victory having reduced West Indies to 76 for two in their follow-on innings at the close of play on day three of the opening Test on Friday. West Indies require 275 runs to make South Africa bat again and...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 3 2 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: Hashim Amla hit his third Test double century and Stiaan van Zyl made a hundred on his debut before South Africa declared their first innings at 552 for five at SuperSport Park. Amla declared half an hour before...
  • West Indies lose Assad Fudadin for South Africa series 2 days ago

    Pretoria: West Indies batsman Assad Fudadin has been ruled out of the three-test tour of South Africa after fracturing a finger in fielding practice on Wednesday. The 29-year-old fractured the little finger on his right hand during the warm-ups on the opening morning of the first test in Pretoria which is...
  • Stiaan van Zyl answers with ton as opportunity knocks 2 days ago

    Pretoria: South African Stiaan van Zyl waited a long time for his Test debut but made the most of the opportunity when it finally arrived with an unbeaten century on debut in the first test against West Indies on Thursday. Usually a number three with provincial side the Cobras, Van Zyl...
  • 1st Test: South Africa declare at 552/5 as rain forces stumps on Day 2 2 days ago

    Hashim Amla hit his third Test double century and Stiaan van Zyl made a hundred on his debut before South Africa declared their first innings at 552 for five on the second day of the first Test against the West Indies at SuperSport Park on Thursday. Amla declared half an hour...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 2 3 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Round-up: AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla plundered centuries for South Africa as the West Indies made poor use of favorable bowling conditions on day one. After winning the toss and electing to bowl on the back of some...
  • Windies sweating on Kemar Roach's injury 3 days ago

    Centurion: West Indies have been left sweating on the fitness of frontline fast bowler Kemar Roach after he pulled up with an ankle injury during the first day of the opening Test against South Africa. The 26-year-old sustained an injury to his right ankle while running into bowl his 16th over,...
  • 1st Test: Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers flatten West Indies on Day 1 3 days ago

    Centurion: AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla plundered centuries for South Africa as the West Indies made poor use of favorable bowling conditions on day one of the first cricket Test at Centurion on Wednesday. After winning the toss and electing to bowl on the back of some morning rain, the...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 1 4 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: West Indies opted to field against South Africa. Playing XIs: South Africa: Dean Elgar, Alviro Petersen, Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla (capt), AB de Villiers, Stiaan van Zyl, Quinton de Kock (wk), Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Kyle Abbott West Indies:...
  • West Indies face tough test in South Africa 5 days ago

    Top-ranked South Africa play their first Test in five months when they face an unfamiliar West Indies in the opening contest of their three-match series in Pretoria on Wednesday. It will also be a first outing for islanders since they cut short their tour of India in October after a dispute...
  • Clive Lloyd laments lack of preparation games on SA tour 6 days ago

    Centurion: West Indies chief selector Clive Lloyd has criticised the shortage of warm-up games on the current tour of South Africa, saying modern-day cricket itineraries left little room for player development. Lloyd, the outstanding former captain of the 1970s and '80s, was speaking ahead of Wednesday's start of the opening Test,...
  • Chanderpaul enters South Africa series under pressure in rankings 6 days ago

    Dubai: Veteran West Indies left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul will enter the opening Test against South Africa starting on Wednesday, with his top three spot in the world batting rankings under threat. In the latest rankings released on Sunday, Chanderpaul remained third but had Australian shot-maker David Warner breathing down his neck in...
  • WI turn attention to Centurion Test against South Africa 1 week ago

    Johannesburg: The West Indies will hold their first training session in Centurion Sunday, as they beef up preparations for the first Test against South Africa starting on Wednesday. The Caribbean side will be put through a full session at Supersport Park, the venue for the first Test, reported CMC. The West Indies...
  • Marlon Samuels eager to take new found confidence into Test series December 12, 2014

    Benoni (South Africa): West Indies middle-order batsman Marlon Samuels says he has found renewed confidence approaching the start of the first Test match against South Africa that begins Wednesday. Samuels powered his way to a double century to lift the West Indies to a mammoth 508 in their first innings against...
  • Devon Smith aiming to continue prolific trend in South Africa December 12, 2014

    Johannesburg: Prolific opening batsman Devon Smith is backing himself to be among the top scorers for the West Indies on their tour of South Africa after leaving the Caribbean as the leading scorer in the WICB Professional Cricket League (PCL). Smith marked his comeback to the West Indies team with a...
  • West Indies set for challenging South Africa tour December 9, 2014

    After more than a week of preparation, the West Indies start what is likely to be a challenging tour of South Africa with a three-day match against a South African Invitation XI in Benoni on Wednesday. It has been seven years since the West Indies last toured South Africa - and...
  • West Indies will come out swinging against South Africa, warns Assistant coach Williams December 7, 2014

    Johannesburg: With pundits already writing off the West Indies' chances against World No.1 Test team South Africa, assistant coach Stuart Williams has warned that the Caribbean side will not simply roll over and play dead. The West Indies languish at number eight in the Test team rankings and have been given...
  • Chris Gayle 'injured' for SA tour, but fit to play T20s December 4, 2014

    Cape Town: West Indies opener Chris Gayle will continue to play for South African franchise Highveld Lions in the Ram Slam Twenty20 League, despite pulling out of the Test tour starting later this month. Lions coach Geoffrey Toyana confirmed that Gayle would suit up for Sunday's semi-final against Knights, and if...
  • Mixed day for Indian women in squash championship December 4, 2014

    Niagara: India had mixed fortunes in WSF World Women's Team Squash Championship being held at Niagara-on-the-Lake, beating Austria 3-0 but narrowly going down to South Africa 1-2. India finished the league phase at the fourth position in Group D Wednesday. India's sole win secured them a place in the 9-16 play...
  • West Indies past contracts crisis: Richie Richardson December 4, 2014

    Johannesburg: Team manager Richie Richardson says the West Indies have moved beyond the recent controversial impasse with their union and board and are fully focussed on the upcoming cricket Test series against South Africa. The Caribbean side are touring in the wake of the one-day team's controversial decision to abandon the...
  • Ramdin anticipates challenging tour against South Africa December 4, 2014

    Johannesburg: West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin made it clear he was under no illusions about the huge task facing his side in the three-Test series against World No.1 South Africa. "It's going to be a tough tour for us," added the wicketkeeper, who took over the helmin June, reports CMC. "Our...