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‘Difficult birth’ of child puts du Plessis in doubt for Lord’s
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‘Difficult birth’ of child puts du Plessis in doubt for Lord’s

June 30th, 2017 | by admin
South Africa’s captain Faf du Plessis remains in doubt for the Lord’s Test, which starts next Thursday, after he returned home for the birth of his first child. Though the baby was born a week before the start of the...
‘Root’s positivity will come through in his captaincy’ – Bayliss
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‘Root’s positivity will come through in his captaincy’ – Bayliss

June 29th, 2017 | by admin
Trevor Bayliss, England’s head coach, has backed Joe Root to bring the same positive intent to his captaincy that he has always brought to his batting, as he prepares to take charge of the Test team for the first time...
Du Plessis in line for Lord’s after birth of child
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Du Plessis in line for Lord’s after birth of child

June 29th, 2017 | by admin
Faf du Plessis is expected to return to the UK in time to captain South Africa in the first Test against England at Lord’s after going home for the birth of his first child. Du Plessis’ wife Imari gave birth on...
Kuhn, Phehlukwayo in South Africa’s Test squad
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Kuhn, Phehlukwayo in South Africa’s Test squad

June 26th, 2017 | by admin
South Africa have named three new caps, including opening batsman in Heino Kuhn, in the Test squad to play England. Batsman Aiden Markram and allrounder Andile Phehlukwayo are the other new faces, with Stephen Cook and Wayne...
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...