Monday, 25 May 2020

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Markram stakes claim for South Africa test captaincy

CAPE TOWN: Opening batsman Aiden Markram has said he would give an “arm and a leg” to captain South Africa in tests but admits doubting his own ability during a difficult 12 months in the longer format. Markram, 25, is considered one of the front-runners to take over the test ...

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Proteas captain Du Plessis calls for coaching ‘clarity’

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said on Friday that full-time appointments concerning the national team’s coaching staff and selectors needed to be made urgently. Speaking on the team’s return from a three-Test trouncing in India, Du Plessis said uncertainty over key positions was “a massive red flag”. Cricket ...

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Patience key in South Africa rebuilding phase: Du Plessis

VISAKHAPATNAM: Skipper Faf du Plessis said that South Africa s leadership will have be patient with an emerging team that was thumped to the tune of 203 runs by India in the opening Test. Chasing a daunting 395, the Proteas were bowled out for 191 on the fifth and final day ...

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AB de Villiers fires Middlesex to victory on T20 Blast debut

BIRMINGHAM: AB de Villiers made his debut in England’s T20 Blast and played a marvellous knock for Middlesex to help them win at Lord’s. Ab de Villiers scored a quick 88 runs off 43 balls and remained unbeaten to help his team defeat Essex by seven wickets. This was Ab ...

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Amla, Du Plessis almost end Sri Lanka’s World Cup

DURHAM: An unbroken century stand between Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla salvaged some pride for South Africa as they thrashed Sri Lanka by nine wickets in Durham. The Proteas were already out of the World Cup semi-final reckoning after winning just one of their first seven fixtures, but they doubled that tally at ...

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JP Duminy ‘ashamed’ of World Cup flop

MANCHESTER: JP Duminy has apologised to South Africa fans after the country’s “dismal” showing at the World Cup. Faf du Plessis’s men have beaten only win-less Afghanistan in their opening seven games, meaning they cannot mathematically reach the last four. “It’s been pretty dismal from our part,” said Duminy, who ...

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Du Plessis hopes to fix South Africa problems

LONDON: If Faf du Plessis were Sarfaraz Ahmed, he would have lost his job by Monday morning. After all he was at the helm of a catastrophic South African World Cup campaign that ended on Sunday here at Lord’s with a 49-run defeat against Pakistan. After having won just one ...

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‘We need to move on quickly from England loss’: Faf du Plessis

LONDON: South Africa will have to move on quickly from the drubbing it received in the World Cup opener against England and regroup themselves before its next game against Bangladesh, said captain Faf du Plessis. South Africa were thrashed by 104 runs by favourites England in the opening match of ...

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