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Green Bloemfontein track promises pace and bounce
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Green Bloemfontein track promises pace and bounce

October 4th, 2017 | by admin
The pace and bounce South Africa wanted but didn’t get in Potchefstroom is likely to be around in Bloemfontein for the second Test against Bangladesh, if visual evidence is anything to go by. Photographs taken on Sunday...
Stricken Pattinson out of Ashes contention
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Stricken Pattinson out of Ashes contention

October 4th, 2017 | by admin
James Pattinson, touted as the fourth member of Australia’s Ashes pace barrage, is out of the 2017-18 Ashes series and faces a clouded future after medical staff confirmed the seriousness of his latest back injury. In the...
Starc eager to emulate Johnson’s Ashes
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Starc eager to emulate Johnson’s Ashes

October 4th, 2017 | by admin
Australia’s spearhead Mitchell Starc is intent on “terrorising” England’s top order in the forthcoming Ashes after the fashion of Mitchell Johnson, as he reaches the end of an injury rehabilitation far...
‘All we can do is get ourselves ready for the Ashes’ – Anderson
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‘All we can do is get ourselves ready for the Ashes’ – Anderson

October 4th, 2017 | by admin
James Anderson says that England’s cricketers must focus solely on their own preparations in the build-up to this winter’s Ashes, and tackle the team dynamics when they reconvene as a squad at the end of the month, as...
Which is the slowest Test of all?
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Which is the slowest Test of all?

October 3rd, 2017 | by admin
How many people have been run out in the nineties on their Test debut, as Aiden Markram was? asked Piet de Vries from South Africa Aiden Markram’s misfortune against Bangladesh in Potchefstroom last week was only the third...
South Africa players, board divided over four-day Tests
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South Africa players, board divided over four-day Tests

October 3rd, 2017 | by admin
South Africa’s players were not properly consulted about CSA’s plans to pioneer four-day Tests, and are not in favour of shortening the format. That may not matter when South Africa host Zimbabwe for a four-day,...
Why the ‘fake fielding’ law is relevant
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Why the ‘fake fielding’ law is relevant

October 3rd, 2017 | by admin
Queensland’s Marnus Labuschagne became the first player to be penalised under the “fake fielding” law, which was recently incorporated by the ICC into its playing conditions. Attempting to intercept a drive from...
Pakistan’s final-day batting – a disaster foretold
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Pakistan’s final-day batting – a disaster foretold

October 3rd, 2017 | by admin
The impulsive response would be to frame this collapse as merely the afterthought to the departures of the greatest hashtagged middle order duo that ever played for Pakistan. What else would Pakistan do in the first Test they...
Missing pieces gradually fall into place for India
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Missing pieces gradually fall into place for India

October 3rd, 2017 | by admin
India’s dominance as a one-day team is well established by the fact that since their 2011 World Cup triumph, they have made it to the semi-final of an ICC tournament (World Cup and World T20) another five times in six...
Herath and his fourth-innings heists
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Herath and his fourth-innings heists

October 2nd, 2017 | by admin
Sri Lanka have defended scores of less than 250 only four times in their Test history. Every single time, Rangana Herath has been at the centre of it all...