Grounds to bid for teams in South Africa’s T20 competition

South Africa’s stadiums have had to submit bids to host a team in the new, yet-to-be-named T20 tournament by Friday. Six venues will be chosen after an independent process by analytics agency Nielsen Sports, who will present their preferences to CSA’s board. The six venues will correspond to the six teams that will play in the competition – for example if the Wanderers is chosen, a team from Johannesburg will feature in the new tournament. No other specifics of the competition have been made public yet, but CSA CEO Thabang…

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Former Portugal boss Paulo Bento named new South Korea coach

South Korea have named Paulo Bento as the new coach of the national team with the former Portugal boss taking over immediately. The Taeguk Warriors have been looking for a replacement for Shin Tae-yong, who was not given a new contract after the 2018 World Cup in which Korea exited the tournament at the group stage. Bento, 49, took Portugal to the semifinal of Euro 2012 though was soon on his way after a disappointing group stage exit at the 2014 World Cup. Subsequent spells in Greece, Brazil and China…

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Trisha Chetty returns to South Africa squad for Windies tour

SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Wed, 15 Aug, 2018, 10:10 PM Trisha Chetty missed South Africa’s tour of England. © Getty Tumi Sekhukhune (Easterns), Saarah Smith (Western Province) and Robin Searle (Gauteng) have earned maiden-call ups to the South Africa Women squad for the forthcoming limited-overs tour of the Caribbean. The trio were selected after impressing in the 26-member North-v-South T20 competition in Pretoria. The 15-member squad also sees a return for Trisha Chetty, who missed South Africa’s tour of England while Ayabonga Khaka, who played in South Africa’s…

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Three new faces in South Africa women squad for West Indies tour | Cricket

Shabmin Ismail struck early for South Africa © Getty Images Three uncapped players, Tumi Sekhukhune, Saarah Smith and Robin Searle, have been included in South Africa women’s squad that will tour the Caribbean for a limited-overs series in September and October. The trio had impressed at an annual North v South competition in Pretoria, where 26 of the country’s most promising cricketers played three T20s on consecutive days. The three-match ODI series and the first T20I will…

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South Africa have made ‘huge strides’ as an ODI team – JP Duminy

It has been a weird tour for South Africa. In the Tests, they were more abject than anyone could have imagined, crash-landing in Galle where they slumped to 73 all out – their worst total since readmission – before being soundly thrashed in Colombo as well. Now in the final match of the tour, they have collected another worst-ever total, dismissed for 98 in the one-off T20I at Khettarama. In between though, there were rollicking ODI wins, and a real sense of depth to their one-day squad, as they surged…

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Sri Lanka beat South Africa by three wickets in one-off T20I

By: AP | Colombo | Published: August 14, 2018 11:49:56 pm Sri Lanka won the only T20I against South Africa. (Reuters Photo) Sri Lanka pulled off a close three-wicket win in the only Twenty20 match against South Africa on Tuesday after the team’s spinners dismissed the tourists for their lowest score in the format. Batting first after winning the toss, South Africa was bowled out for 98 runs in the 17th over. South Africa’s previous lowest score in Twenty20 internationals was 100 runs against Pakistan in 2013. Akila Dananjaya and…

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Strangulated by spin, South Africa suffer another loss

SOUTH AFRICA TOUR OF SRI LANKA, 2018 Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Tue, 14 Aug, 2018, 11:52 PM Sri Lanka continued their upswing in the limited-overs leg of the South Africa series. © AFP Around the 15th over of South Africa’s innings, it seemed like all that Sri Lankan spinners had to do was to jog up and bowl, and watch self-inflicted implosion at the other end. 8 of the 10 wickets that fell rapidly at the SSC in the one-off T20I in Colombo went to the spin troika of Lakshan…

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Sri Lanka, South Africa aim for winning end to long tour

SOUTH AFRICA TOUR OF SRI LANKA Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Mon, 13 Aug, 2018, 10:38 PM South Africa will look to end their tour of Sri Lanka on a high note © Getty The dangling carrot in front of Sri Lanka and South Africa ahead of the one-off T20I – clearly bereft of any context – is a chance to sign off on a winning note. The two teams have engaged in two Tests and five ODIs over exactly one month since July 12, and have taken a big share…

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De Kock credits Dhananjaya for ‘bamboozling’ South Africa

OUTPLAYED Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Mon, 13 Aug, 2018, 01:32 PM “It?s always difficult to win series in the sub-continent.” © AFP Quinton de Kock, South Africa’s stand-in skipper, admitted that the visiting team’s batting line up didn’t pick Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dhananjaya, who registered career-best figures of 6 for 29 to star in Sri Lanka’s win in the final ODI on Sunday (August 12). Crediting the 24-year-old spinner for ‘bamboozling’ the South African batsmen, de Kock also said the scorecard pressure got the better of the visitors. “Dhananjaya…

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Akila Dananjaya’s six-for hands South Africa a drubbing

Sri Lanka 299 for 8 (Mathews 97*, Mulder 2-59) beat South Africa 121 (de Kock 54, Akila 6-29) by 178 runs Akila Dananjaya lets out a roar Associated Press A dominant all-round performance from Sri Lanka took them to a second consolation win in the series against a South African side whose depth proved shallower than comfortable. Angelo Mathews‘ run-a-ball 97 propelled Sri Lanka to 299 on a slow surface before Akila Dananjaya‘s career-best figures of 6 for 29 had South Africa’s line-up in a spin, again. They were dismissed inside…

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