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West Indies to open U-19 World Cup against New Zealand
The 22-day tournament will feature 16 teams and will be played between January 13 and February 3

Ottis Gibson compensation agreed but will stay for West Indies Test series
The England bowling coach, is expected to be unveiled as South Africa's new head coach within days but he will not start his new role until after the end of the third Test

South Africa A triumph with Junior Dala five-for
There were three India A wickets left standing on the final day and the seamer took three of them to wrap up a 235-run victory

India A floundering in steep pursuit of 447
Half-centuries from Aiden Markram and Rudi Second, and wickets from Andile Phehlukwayo put the hosts in a commanding position

Owner of Stellenbosch franchise pulls out of T20 Global League
The investment company was one of two local buyers - out of eight - unveiled as franchise owners by Cricket South Africa in June

Piedt, Hendricks three-fors choke India A
South Africa A amassed a 292-run lead courtesy a disciplined show from their bowlers and an unbroken second-innings fifty stand from their openers

Morkel targeted as potential Kolpak signing
South Africa could be braced for another blow as Morne Morkel weighs-up his future in international cricket

Stephen Cook makes case with 120
The opener's 41st first-class hundred could put him back in contention for the senior side in the home summer

Gibson set to be named as South Africa coach
Ottis Gibson is expected to be named South Africa's new coach within days, with the ECB now seeing his departure as inevitable

Du Plessis warns SA against wholesale changes
The South Africa Test captain has asked for consideration to be shown to the existing support staff even if the head coach has to be changed

Domingo prepares to bow out after rollercoaster tenure
Russell Domingo conceded he will hand over an unfinished article to the person that succeeds him as South Africa's head coach, but hopes he has given them plenty to build on

Iyer, Shankar power India A to series title
A quickfire unbeaten 140 from Shreyas Iyer and a 72 from Vijay Shankar steered India A to a seven-wicket win against South Africa A to seal the tri-series final in Pretoria

The patchwork stint of Russell Domingo
Russell Domingo's time as South Africa coach has been hard to decipher, even for the man himself. What is clear is that CSA seems intent on replacing him

Philander warned over poor fitness record
Vernon Philander will work on his conditioning ahead of a packed home summer scheduled to feature 10 Tests, including two four-match series against India and Australia

South Africa must move on from de Villiers - du Plessis
Faf du Plessis says that South Africa's problems cannot be solved by waiting on AB de Villiers to make a comeback that may never happen

CSA face compensation battle to get Gibson
The ECB is expected to demand a compensation payment from Cricket South Africa before they will consider allowing Ottis Gibson to leave

Moeen's five secures England 177-run victory
Moeen Ali completed an outstanding series with 5 for 69 to wrap up a 3-1 victory for England as South Africa collapsed following a century stand between Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis

Cook to captain 'transitioning' Lions in all three formats
Given Lions' desperation for stability following a season in which they have lost five players to corruption-related bans, Cook's all-format appointment comes as an obvious choice

Moeen onslaught puts series victory in England's sights
South Africa battled back valiantly on an increasingly capricious pitch to give themselves a fleeting chance of chasing a sub-300-run target, only for Moeen Ali to put the destiny of the series beyond any reasonable doubt

Phangiso's three-for sets up crushing win
Left-arm spinner Aaron Phangiso's 3 for 39 set up South Africa A's dominant seven-wicket win over Afghanistan A

Quick turnaround for Markram with A-team captaincy
Stephen Cook has been given hope his international career can resume but Dale Steyn's comeback continues to be delayed

Maron takes over as West Indies' fielding coach
The 42-year-old South African replaces Andre Coley, who has been appointed head coach of Windward Islands Volcanoes

ECB tightlipped on SA approach for Gibson
The ECB say they have yet to receive an approach from Cricket South Africa regarding the services of the England bowling coach, Ottis Gibson, who has been linked to the South African head coach's position

Graeme Smith questions Philander's fitness levels
South Africa are having to try and level the series against England without Vernon Philander which has led to him receiving some significant criticism

Old Trafford could mark the end for Domingo
The head coach has achieved much during his four years, but a difficult tour of England may not have done his chances of staying in the job any favours

Pandey's 93* rescues India A in final-over finish
The India A captain's half-century trumped South Africa A wicketkeeper Heinrich Klaasen's 108-ball 127 and secured a one-wicket victory for the visitors in Pretoria

South Africa sweat over struggling Philander
After battling illness last week, Philander has now been struck with back spasms on the eve of the final Test at Old Trafford and faces a fitness test

England aim to end 19-year wait for home series success
Joe Root has the chance to win his first Test series as captain against a side who are known as strong tourists

Fit Philander aiming to provide missing edge
Vernon Philander has recovered from the illness that affected him during the third Test and hopes to bring his ability with bat and ball to bear on leveling the series in Manchester

Du Preez replaces van Niekerk in Southern Vipers squad
Mignon du Preez was signed by the Southern Vipers after Dane van Niekerk was forced to withdraw from the Kia Super League due to injury

Kuhn and Morris given backing over Test roles
South Africa's opening stand has been a problem area for a while and the balance of the side remains a topic of debate

'You have to take the blows' - Elgar
Dean Elgar said he enjoyed the challenge of being under attack and playing in front of a hostile crowd after his hundred in defeat at The Oval

Moeen hat-trick seals crushing England win
The 100th Test match at The Oval concluded with a wonderful piece of theatre when Moeen Ali completed England's victory in the third Test against South Africa with a hat-trick

Hendricks ton, Shamsi four-for sink Afghanistan 'A'
South Africa 'A' sauntered to their second win in the tri-series, downing Afghanistan 'A' by 164 runs in Pretoria

Elgar shows resolves as England eye series lead
Dean Elgar's unbeaten 72 helped lift South Africa from 52 for 4 but they had plenty of work to do to save the game on the final day after England set them 492 or four sessions to bat

Jennings digs in as England take a grip
As rain put a dampener on The Oval's 100th Test celebrations, one England batsman was concerned not with marking the past but protecting his future

Philander to remain in hospital overnight
Philander was only able to bowl five overs on the second day at The Oval and was later sent for tests which revealed a possible viral infection

Roland-Jones' dream debut and Stokes' crafted ton seize control
Four wickets from England's debut seamer tore through South Africa's top order leaving them in danger of follow-on at The Oval

Cook stands firm after Philander threatens England again
Recklessness was the charge laid against England after their double collapse at Trent Bridge, but rarely, if ever, has such an accusation been levelled against Alastair Cook

'Team understands how to take the country forward' - du Plessis
Faf du Plessis has said that transformation targets do not stop South Africa from fielding their best teams

'Feels very similar to Australia tour' - du Plessis
South Africa's Test captain draws parallels from the tour of Australia last year where the visitors dominated the series after being pushed against the wall early on

Behardien, Pretorius star in South Africa A's thrilling win
Farhaan Behardien held his nerve to make 37 not out as South Africa A opened their tri-series campaign with a two-wicket win over India A in Pretoria

Rabada's return further challenge for England's unstable top order
The teams have had a chance to take stock after sharing the honours in the opening two Tests and it's England who arrive at The Oval with most questions to answer

Duminy released from squad for rest of series
Duminy had been dropped for the second Test at Trent Bridge after managing only 121 runs in his last eight innings

Panel to recommend next SA coach misses deadline, given extension
A five-man panel, appointed to recommend a candidate for South Africa head coach, has been given an extension till the end of the ongoing England tour after failing to meet the July 21 deadline

Morkel may put Test cricket first as career winds down
Morne Morkel is savouring every moment back in international career after his serious back injury but believes his career is 'nearly finished'

Miller bolsters Glamorgan in packed Blast schedule
Glamorgan have signed South African international batsman David Miller as an overseas player for the NatWest T20 Blast campaign

Westley, Malan named in 13-man England squad
Essex's Tom Westley will make his Test debut at No.3 in the third Test against South Africa at The Kia Oval next week, after being named as a direct replacement for Gary Ballance in a 13-man squad

England hold nerve in thriller to make final
Sarah Taylor's half-century and Jenny Gunn's cameo unbeaten 27 helped England fight nerves and a full-blown batting collapse to progress to their fifth World Cup final

Ballance ruled out of third Test with broken finger
Gary Ballance has been ruled out of the third Investec Test against South Africa at the Kia Oval after fracturing his left index finger.

We were in control from the toss to the last ball - du Plessis
South Africa's returning captain lauded his team's character after they responded to the heavy defeat at Lord's with a crushing victory

Root shocked by Vaughan condemnation of England's 'lack of respect' for Test cricket
Michael Vaughan, Joe Root's boyhood hero, has branded England's batting "appalling" and suggested it was born from "a lack of respect" for the values of Test cricket.

Ballance faces X-ray after sustaining blow to left index finger
Gary Ballance is to have an X-ray on his left index finger after sustaining a blow on it when batting on the fourth day of the Trent Bridge Test

Pressure on England to do the running
The hosts have the weight of expectation on them, but also a batting line-up that has been in sensational form

England routed as South Africa surge to series-levelling win
The excellence of South Africa's pace attack turned the Trent Bridge Test into a rout as England were dismissed in only 44.2 overs

Afghanistan A replace Australia A in tri-series
Afghanistan A will be replacing Australia A, who had pulled out of the tour of South Africa over the ongoing pay dispute with their board

Ramprakash calls for patience as England display red-ball shortcomings
The increased prioritisation of T20 cricket might be a contributory factor in England's top-order issues, according to their batting coach, Mark Ramprakash.

England on the ropes as they begin long trek towards target of 474
South Africa squeezed the pulp from England's attack in the second Investec Test with a resolution that has set them up for victory at Trent Bridge, and potentially left a few psychological marks

Morris credits du Plessis' captaincy for South Africa revival
Turning a team's mood, mindset and match-day performances around can take months but Faf du Plessis was able to achieve that with his South African side in less than a week

Australia defend 269, play India in semi-final
Australia beat South Africa by 59 runs and have set up a knockout clash with India, a team they had already beaten in the group stages of the Women's World Cup

South Africa take control after Root dismissal sparks collapse
Faf du Plessis had cause to anticipate a satisfying return to the Test captaincy as South Africa took a potentially decisive first-innings lead of 130

South Africa steady themselves after Lord's horror show
South Africa needed a response after their 211-run defeat in the first Test at Lord's and the memories were put behind them on an evenly-contested opening day at Trent Bridge

SA call time on Duminy but bigger questions loom
Dropping JP Duminy for lack of runs may have been a logical call but South Africa will miss his leadership and are light on batting replacements

Rabada's absence could require extra seamer - du Plessis
Never mind the pace and the wickets, it's the overs South Africa will miss most from Kagiso Rabada, who has to sit out of the second Investec Test because of a suspension

Time for the real South Africa to stand up
ESPNcricinfo previews the second Test between England and South Africa at Trent Bridge

Cook gets acquainted to life back in England's ranks
Alastair Cook insists he has no regrets after giving up the England captaincy, but admitted there were just a couple of poignant moments during the Lord's Test

Wood fears the chop as competition for places hots up
England look set to name an unchanged team for the second Test, but the sight of Chris Woakes and Jake Ball back in training suggested selection could become highly competitive before the end of the summer

Ismail, van Niekerk book semi-final berth for South Africa
South Africa ensured a place in the semi-finals with a resounding eight-wicket win, led by Dane van Niekerk and Shabnim Ismail

Tsotsobe handed eight-year ban
The left-arm quick, who was once the No. 1-ranked ODI bowler, becomes the seventh player banned after the 2015 Ram Slam match-fixing case

Semi-final berths up for grabs in triple-header
ESPNcricinfo previews the three Women's World Cup Games to be played on July 12, 2017

Du Plessis must lift spirits of SA pack
The Test captain has returned with South Africa licking their wounds and Faf du Plessis has work to do to turn things around

Markram to remain with Test squad
Opening batsman Aiden Markram will remain with South Africa's Test squad in the UK and not return home for the A series against India

Rabada mustn't shelve aggression - du Plessis
Faf du Plessis wants Kagiso Rabada to stay fierce and fiery and thinks cricket is poorer following his sanction. Rabada will miss the second Test at Trent Bridge after earning the suspension

Duminy place under pressure, admits du Plessis
Faf du Plessis has conceded that JP Duminy's place in the Test side will come in for scrutiny after a run of poor form

Moeen pips Stokes in allrounder's rankings
Moeen Ali has leapfrogged his team-mate Ben Stokes to be ranked as England's leading allrounder, following his triumphant performance in the first Test against South Africa at Lord's

Domingo leaves tour for second time
The mother of South Africa coach Russell Domingo passed away overnight on Sunday following a car accident last month

KG makes sure his celebration is PG
When Kagiso Rabada got Ben Stokes out for a first time at Lord's, he also got himself a suspension. When the same thing happened a second time, he made a point to be as good as he could

Moeen's ten-for leads England rout of SA
South Africa wrapped up England's innings midway through the afternoon session on the fourth day, leaving themselves a target of 331 to win the first Test

Lack of opening stands a 'worrying factor' - Raj
India captain Mithali Raj has expressed concerns about the lack of opening stands from her batsmen, after they went down against South Africa by 115 runs on Saturday

Van Niekerk and Lee blow India away
Dane van Niekerk returned to the venue of her history-making spell against West Indies to produce a performance par excellence, with bat and ball, to demolish India in Leicester

Philander sustains 'bruising but no fracture' on right hand
South Africa are 'optimistic' Vernon Philander will be able to bowl on the fourth day of the ongoing Test against England

Cook nudges England into position of strength
England ground their way into a dominant position in the first Test of the series on the back of handy contributions from Moeen Ali and Alastair Cook

Rabada 'heartbroken' at being given Test suspension
The ICC's code of conduct has come under scathing criticism from former South Africa captain Graeme Smith after Kagiso Rabada's swearing at Ben Stokes

Rabada suspended after Stokes send-off
South Africa have suffered a huge blow with Kagiso Rabada being suspended for the second Test against England following a Code of Conduct breach during the opening Test at Lord's

Moeen, Broad press England advantage
England's efforts to turn a strong position in the first Test into a decisive one were led by rousing all-round contributions from Stuart Broad and Moeen Ali

South Africa, India, New Zealand in race for semi-final spots
Three of the tournament's top five teams face off in Saturday's games at the Women's World Cup

England seize day as Root launches captaincy with 184*
Joe Root finished his first day as England's captain on an unbeaten 184 as England fought back from a poor start at Lord's to finish in a strong position

Taylor, Beaumont tons set up crushing win
Three days after shooting out West Indies for the sixth-lowest total in tournament history, South Africa's much-vaunted bowling attack crumbled in the face of a brutal onslaught from Sarah Taylor and Tammy Beaumont on a batting beauty in Bristol

Elgar keen to see South Africa as underdogs
South Africa's stand-in captain enjoyed success at Lord's earlier this season for Somerset, but leading his country there will be a whole new challenge for him

South Africa's Lord's legacy greets Root era
Two new captains will face each other at Lord's, but while Dean Elgar is just a stand-in, for Joe Root it is the beginning of his era of English cricket

Australia, India eye fourth win on the trot
ESPNcricinfo previews the three Women's World Cup matches to be played on July 5, 2017

SA have 'moved on' from absent de Villiers
Vernon Philander said South Africa have got used to AB de Villiers' absence from the Test side, winning their last four series without him

Domingo reapplies to be South Africa coach
Russell Domingo has confirmed he has reapplied to be South Africa's coach when his contract expires in August, at the end of the England tour

Du Plessis misses Lord's; Elgar captains
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

Chance for speculation on Domingo to end
Russell Domingo will have the opportunity to end speculation over his future on Monday, when he can confirm whether or not he has reapplied for his job as South Africa's head coach

Philander fit for Lord's Test
Vernon Philander has been passed fit for South Africa's opening Test against England at Lord's

WI slump to new low after 48 all out
South Africa dismantled West Indies for the second-lowest total in their history and sixth lowest in the tournament's en route a crushing 10-wicket win, their second in three games

South Africa bowlers toil in drawn tour game
South Africa's attack got overs in the legs but not many wickets in the column in their final competitive outing ahead of the four-Test series against England, which starts at Lord's on Thursday

Kuhn, Amla highlight productive day for SA
The South Africans enjoyed a productive outing at New Road, with four batsmen registering half-centuries as England Lions managed just three wickets on another shortened day.

'Difficult birth' of child puts du Plessis in doubt for Lord's
Though the baby was born a week before the start of the series, a CSA spokesperson said the captain will travel to the UK only once the baby and his wife Imari are "settled"








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