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South Africa’s Lord’s legacy greets Root era
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South Africa’s Lord’s legacy greets Root era

July 5th, 2017 | by admin
Match Facts July 6-10, 2017 Start time 11am local (1000 GMT) Big Picture   Here we are, then. Three months into the English season: a Lord’s Test. The Champions Trophy has been played out, with England still reliably...
Elgar keen to see South Africa as underdogs
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Elgar keen to see South Africa as underdogs

July 5th, 2017 | by admin
While we’ve been spending our time at ESPNcricinfo headquarters translating some of the most common Afrikaans cricket terms into English, it seems there may be a bigger task. Dean Elgar, South Africa’s stand-in...
Depleted South Africa brace for fight to maintain proud record
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Depleted South Africa brace for fight to maintain proud record

July 4th, 2017 | by admin
A squad missing a number of prominent names will need to come through a serious test of skill and resolve if South Africa are to extend their run of not having lost a Test series in England in this millennium Five years ago, 15...
England set to pick two spinners at Lord’s
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England set to pick two spinners at Lord’s

July 4th, 2017 | by admin
England look likely to go into a Lord’s Test with two spinners for the first time in almost a quarter of a century on Thursday. Barring a late change of heart, it seems Joe Root’s first Test as captain will see Liam...
Du Plessis misses Lord’s; Elgar captains
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Du Plessis misses Lord’s; Elgar captains

July 3rd, 2017 | by admin
Faf du Plessis will miss the opening Test against England at Lord’s to remain with his wife after the “difficult” birth of their first child. Dean Elgar will stand in as captain, leading South Africa for the...
Domingo reapplies to be South Africa coach
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Domingo reapplies to be South Africa coach

July 3rd, 2017 | by admin
Russell Domingo has confirmed he has reapplied and been interviewed to be South Africa’s coach when his contract expires in August, at the end of the England tour. There had been suggestions that he would not seek an...
Philander fit for Lord’s Test
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Philander fit for Lord’s Test

July 2nd, 2017 | by admin
Vernon Philander has been passed fit for South Africa’s opening Test against England at Lord’s. Philander sat out the warm-up match in Worcester last week as he recovered from an ankle injury, sustained while on a...
‘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...