Saturday, February 24, 2018

File image of Heinrich Klaasen. Cricket South Africa

After successfully winning the Test series 2-1 last month, South Africa are now trailing 0-2 in the ongoing six-match ODI series against India on their own turf. On Sunday, the Proteas suffered yet another blow when wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock became the third South African player to sustain an injury in the last few days — after stalwarts AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis, both of whom are currently recovering from finger injuries.

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Mickey Arthur, Pakistan Cricket Coach, Throws A Challenge At Virat Kohli

Mickey Arthur, head coach of the Pakistan cricket team's remark on India captain Virat Kohli's batting has stirred a new debate in cricketing circles. Kohli has been in sensational form across formats throughout the last season. However, Arthur believes the 29-year-old will find it hard to score runs against in side in Pakistan.

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File photo of India U-19 coach Rahul Dravid. AFP

It takes a Rahul Dravid to do it; no, not winning the World Cup – that’s relatively easy. It takes a Rahul Dravid to hold a room full of excited adults and bubbly World Cup winners spellbound. His sideburns have greyed, a thin wrinkle cuts through the right side of his face in perfect symmetry as he speaks, his voice is weighed down by its own gravitas, his words are eagerly lapped up.

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Want To Emulate Senior India Pacers: Ishan Porel

The new-found adulation aside, for India U-19 World Cup winning pacer Ishan Porel, the next few months will be spent trying to emulate fast bowlers of the senior team and walk on their path in realising his "dream" of making the 2019 World Cup squad. "My aim would now be to first recover from my injury and then try to emulate our senior team bowlers. (Jasprit) Bumrah, (Mohammed) Shami, Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar) they all have so much variation in their bowling and I will look to do that as well.

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Virat Kohli Already On Par With Most Of The Greatest Captains, Says Ravichandran Ashwin

Virat Kohli on Monday received a ringing endorsement of his leadership from teammate Ravichandran Ashwin, who said he was on par with some of the greatest captains in the game. Recently, Kohli's captaincy style was questioned by Graeme Smith. On Monday, former Royal Challengers Bangalore and South Africa coach Ray Jennings said the Indian captain can be intimidating in the dressing.

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