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Onus on South Africa to find fighting spirit
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Onus on South Africa to find fighting spirit

June 22nd, 2017 | by admin
Match Facts June 23, 2017 Start time 5pm local (1600 GMT) Big Picture What are we to make of South Africa’s efforts on their tour of England so far? They arrived in the country as the world’s No.1 ODI side, but having...
Jennings makes opener’s case as Hameed misses out
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Jennings makes opener’s case as Hameed misses out

June 21st, 2017 | by admin
England Lions 302 for 7 (Foakes 77*, Hendricks 2-40) v South Africa A Mark Stoneman and Keaton Jennings made their respective cases to partner Alastair Cook in the upcoming Test series against South Africa, but Haseeb Hameed went...
New-look teams look to banish Champions Trophy blues
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New-look teams look to banish Champions Trophy blues

June 20th, 2017 | by admin
Match Facts June 21, 2017 Start time 6.30pm local (1730 GMT) Big Picture In the fast-paced world of international sport, there’s little time to rest on any laurels – or, indeed, lick any wounds, which is what England...
Expectant father du Plessis could miss Lord’s Test
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Expectant father du Plessis could miss Lord’s Test

June 20th, 2017 | by admin
South Africa’s Test captain Faf du Plessis is in a “race against time” to play the opening match against England at Lord’s, which starts on July 6. Du Plessis is awaiting the arrival of his first child,...
Cornered tigers face down rampant lions
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Cornered tigers face down rampant lions

June 13th, 2017 | by admin
Match Facts June 14, 2017 Start time 10.30am local (0930 GMT) Big Picture To say that the Champions Trophy has reached its knockout stage would do a gross disservice to the journey back from oblivion that one of Wednesday’s...
De Villiers to lead South Africa in England T20s
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De Villiers to lead South Africa in England T20s

June 13th, 2017 | by admin
Even as questions over his captaincy continue to pop up, AB de Villiers will lead South Africa’s T20 squad in three matches against England in the absence of Faf du Plessis, who will return home for the birth of his first...
Livingstone, Crane in England T20 squad
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Livingstone, Crane in England T20 squad

June 12th, 2017 | by admin
England have named five uncapped players in their 16-man squad for three T20s against South Africa at the end of June. Liam Livingstone and Mason Crane have won first call-ups, while Dawid Malan, Tom Curran and Craig Overton are...
Australia’s last chance to get their campaign started
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Australia’s last chance to get their campaign started

June 9th, 2017 | by admin
Match facts June 10, 2017 Start time 10.30am local (0930 GMT) Big picture   Which was the only undefeated team at the 2010 FIFA World Cup? It wasn’t Spain, for although they finished the tournament as champions, they...
Roy ‘selflessness’ deserves loyalty – Farbrace
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Roy ‘selflessness’ deserves loyalty – Farbrace

June 8th, 2017 | by admin
Jason Roy’s “selflessness” is likely to see him retain his place in the England side for their final Champions Trophy group-stage match against Australia. Roy has failed to pass 20 in his last eight ODI innings...
Buttler braced to ramp up pressure on Australia
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Buttler braced to ramp up pressure on Australia

June 7th, 2017 | by admin
It won’t rank up there with the most cutting of barbs between Ashes rivals, but Jos Buttler admitted it would be “nice” to knock Australia out of the Champions Trophy when the sides meet at Edgbaston on...