While Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have been rested, KL Rahul will lead the team.
BCCI has reportedly allowed full seating capacity in the stadiums for the upcoming India vs South Africa T20 series
On the other hand, Temba Bavuma led South Africa made just one change in their playing XI as Dwaine Pretorius came in place of Tabraiz Shamsi.
In accordance with Article 2.22 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to minimum over-rate offences, players are fined 20 percent of their match fee for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time.
Stand-in skipper KL Rahul on Tuesday confirmed that he will open the batting for India in the three-match ODI series against South Africa, starting here on Wednesday, in the absence of Rohit Sharma.
Keegan Petersen shined with a classy 82 as South Africa defeated India by seven wickets to win the series-deciding third Test at the Newlands Cricket Ground on Friday.
The innings Rishabh Pant played at the Cape Town will remain etched in memory as one of the best innings played by an Indian batter, comparable in its importance to Gundappa Vishanath’s 97 at Chepauk against Andy Roberts & Co in 1975.
Pant reached a well-deserved century with a pull through square leg off Jansen with every member of the Indian team applauding from the dressing room. Jansen ended the Indian innings by having Jasprit Bumrah give a catch to Bavuma at cover-point to pick his fourth wicket of the match
Pant's counter-attack allowed a patient and focused Kohli to take his time and solidify himself from the other end. With the bounce becoming a threat, Kohli was ready to leave everything which was threatening and used soft hands while defending, with anything drifting down the leg-side to be glanced for boundaries
Team India will look to bounce back in the third and final Test of the series, which is scheduled to begin here Tuesday.
Dravid was lavish in his praise for Vihari for his gritty show in the second Test against South Africa. He also hailed Iyer as another strong middle order contender. However, The Wall made it pretty clear that both the players will not be preferred over and above a Rahane or a Pujara in the set-up with Kohli set to comeback in the next game.
Jasprit Bumrah began the proceedings with a jaffa to square up Rassie van der Dussen. But Elgar, who took lots of body blows on day three, continued his gutsy stay at the crease by drilling Ravichandran Ashwin through left of mid-on to raise his half-century.
The start of the fourth and penultimate day's play in the second Test between India and South Africa was on Thursday delayed due to rain.
It was Vihari and Shardul, who were involved in a 41-run stand for the seventh wicket and then had two little but enormously important stands of 17 and 21 respectively with tail-enders Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj to set up a good chase for the Proteas.
Riding on a sensational bowling performance by Shardul Thakur (7/61), India bowled out South Africa for 229 in their first innings on Day 2 of the second Test match at The Wanderers Stadium, here on Tuesday.
The hardworking Siraj bowled one with the scrambled seam and just like the first innings, tried to cut with very little room for execution with the ball coming into him.
The Indian team will look to reset its first innings target after the second day's play in the opening Test against South Africa had to be called off without a ball being bowled due to heavy and persistent rain since morning here on Monday.
Rohit Sharma was also the second-highest run-getter in Test cricket this year after England captain Joe Root. In India's last Test against England at The Oval in September, Sharma was the 'Player of the Match' for his wonderful knock of 127 off 256 balls in India's 157-run win.
Lucknow: Lizelle Lee and Laura Wolvaardt shared the highest opening wicket stand against an under-prepared India to give South Africa an emphatic eight-wicket win in the first ODI of the five match series here on Sunday. Asked to bat, India never got the momentum it needed and could only manage 177 for nine despite sedate […]
Dharamsala: The first ODI between India and South Africa was on Thursday abandoned without a ball being bowled due to incessant rain here and the rest matches are likely to be played in empty stadiums. It was the second match in less than six months to be abandoned at the picturesque Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association […]
New Delhi: The revamped selection committee with a new chairman at helm will pick the Indian squad for the three ODIs at home in March, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said on Monday. Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, Ajit Agarkar, Rajesh Chauhan and Venkatesh Prasad are some of the key contenders to replace outgoing chairman MSK Prasad (South zone) […]
Durban: India U-19 captain Priyam Garg notched up a 103-ball 110 as his team beat hosts South Africa by 66 runs to make a winning start to the four-nation one-day series here on Friday. Electing to bat, India posted 264/5 with Garg leading from the front. Besides the skipper, Dhruv Jurel (65) and Tilak Varma […]
Ranchi: India registered an emphatic victory over South Africa by an innings and 202 runs in the third and final Test at the JSCA Stadium on Tuesday to clinch their first-ever series whitewash over the Proteas. Needing just two wickets to maintain their supremacy on Day 4, the Indian team completed the formalities within the […]
Pune: India won the second Test against South Africa by an innings and 137 runs to seal the three-match series with a game to spare, here on Sunday. India had won the series-opener in Bengaluru by 203 runs. Following on, South Africa were all out for 189 in their second innings in the final session […]
Pune: India are well on course for an innings victory after their bowlers blew away the South African top-order, leaving the visitors reeling at 74 for four in their second innings after following-on on the fourth day of the second Test, here on Sunday. The South Africans are still trailing India by 252 runs at […]
Vadodara: India’s women cricket team beat South Africa by five wickets to win the second ODI here on Friday to seal a series win. India restricted South Africa to 247/6 and chased the target down in 48 overs, to lead the three-match series 2-0. Captain Mithali Raj and Punam Raut’s 119-run stand for the third […]
Vadodara: The India women’s team rode on a clinical effort both with the bat and ball as they outclassed South Africa by eight wickets in the first ODI of the three-match series here on Wednesday. While Jhulan Goswami (3/33), Shikha Pandey (2/38), Ekta Bisht (2/28) and Poonam Yadav (2/33) starred with the ball, openers Priya […]
Visakhapatnam: Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag hailed Rohit Sharma for the start he made as an opening batsman in Test cricket. Rohit smashed 174 and 127 in India’s first Test against South Africa in Visakhapatnam. The hosts ended up winning the match by a big margin of 203 runs. India’s decision to promote Rohit, who […]
Visakhapatnam: Mohammad Shami’s mastery over reverse swing has been one of the big plus points for the Indian team while playing on slow unresponsive pitches, feels India opener, Rohit Sharma. Shami picked up his fifth five wicket haul in Tests as India comfortably beat South Africa by 203 runs. “We have seen him (Shami) in […]
Visakhapatnam: Rohit Sharma smashed another hundred and a plethora of records as India set an improbable 395-run target for South Africa in first Test which is headed for an exciting final day. Rohit raced to embark a historic record of most sixes in a game with 13 maximums, surpassing Pakistan’s Wasim Akram who had smashed […]
Visakhapatnam: Rohit Sharma on Saturday created history by becoming the first batsman to score hundred in both innings in his debut match as an opener in Test cricket. Rohit, who scored 176 in the first innings of the ongoing Test against South Africa, followed it up with a brilliant century in the second innings as […]
Visakhapatnam: India spinner Ravindra Jadeja picked up his 200th Test wicket at the ACA-VDCA Stadium on Friday and in the process became the fastest left-arm bowler to reach the milestone. He eclipsed the feat of Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath, who had reached the landmark in his 47th Test match, by reaching the feat in […]
The pitch at the ACA-VDCA Stadium has started taking turn and the duo of R. Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have already shown signs of what the South African batsmen can expect in the remainder of the first Test.
The first test between India and South Africa is in progress in Vizag, and ‘Hitman’ Rohit Sharma made it to the headlines in the opening day with a stunning century on Wednesday. It was his first century as an opener and 4th in total. With this century, Rohit reached an average of 98.22 in tests. […]
Visakhapatnam: Wriddhiman Saha will replace the struggling Rishabh Pant in the Indian line-up for the first Test against South Africa, captain Virat Kohli announced here on Tuesday, calling the Bengal player the “best wicket keeper” in the world. The 34-year-old Saha was out of the team for a long time due to injury and came […]
Surat: Shafali Verma on Tuesday became the youngest T20I debutant for India when she was named in the playing XI for the first T20 against South Africa at the Lalabhai Contractor Stadium here. Shafali, 15, opened the batting for India but was out for a duck. She is the second-youngest player to represent India after […]
Surat: Off-spinner Deepti Sharma took three wickets and bowled the same number of maiden overs as India eves scripted a 11-run victory over South Africa in the first T20I of the five-match series at the Lalabhai Contractor Stadium here on Tuesday. Chasing a modest 131 for victory, South Africa were buoyed by Mignon du Preez’s […]
New Delhi: In a major setback to India, pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah was on Tuesday ruled out of the upcoming Test series against South Africa due to stress fracture in his lower back. Fellow paceman Umesh Yadav replaced him in the Indian squad for the three-match series, beginning in Visakhapatnam from October 2. “The injury […]
Dubai: India captain Virat Kohli has received an official warning and one demerit point after being found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during Sunday’s third T20I against South Africa. According to the ICC release, Kohli was found to have breached Article 2.12 of the ICC Code of Conduct […]
Bengaluru: Skipper Quinton de Kock smashed an unbeaten 79 off 52 balls as South Africa comfortably beat India by nine wickets in the third T20 International with the series ending in a 1-1 draw. Batting first, India managed a below-par 134 for 9 on a batting friendly Chinnaswamy track, with opener Shikhar Dhawan scoring 36 […]