Former South African cricket captain Kepler Wessels backs Gibson appointment

Former South African cricket captain Kepler Wessels has applauded Cricket South Africa for appointing Ottis Gibson as new head coach of the Proteas.

Gibson was on Wednesday confirmed as the new coach of the Proteas, replacing Russell Domingo who was demoted to SA ‘A’ coach.




Duminy named Cape Town Knight Riders captain


Cape Town Knight Riders have named JP Duminy as the Cape Town-based franchise's new captain for the inaugural T20 Global League.

The Knight Riders, who are owned by Bollywood icon Shah Khan, held a press conference on Monday confirming the Protea as their new skipper.

South Africa's JP Duminy celebrates his hundred during the ICC Cricket World Cup match - South Africa v Zimbabwe at Seddon Park, Hamilton, New Zealand on Sunday 15 February 2015. Photo: Bruce Lim / www.photosport.co.nz


No shock as Chris Morris was first pick for T20 Global League

Proteas all-rounder Chris Morris's reputation as one of the most valued T20 players in world cricket was strengthened on Sunday when he was the first player picked at the Global League draft.

Morris will play for the Durban Qalanders when the tournament gets underway in early November.

Morris pocketed R1.755 million on Sunday.




T20 Global League in SA creates millionaires

Chris Morris, Dale Steyn, Albie Morkel, Morne Morkel, Dane Paterson, Colin Ingram, JJ Smuts and Alex Hales were the eight players picked in the first round of the upcoming T20 Global League in South Africa with each player pocketing R1.75 million.

Chris Morris’


Spinners put Bangladesh on top against Australia

Bangladesh's spinners picked up three crucial wickets, including skipper Steve Smith, to push Australia onto the back foot on day two of the opening Test in Dhaka on Monday.

The visitors were 123 for six at lunch, still trailing Bangladesh by 137 runs with Glenn Maxwell on eight and Matthew Wade on five at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadiu




Dale Steyn included in T20 Global League

Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and Andile Phehlukwayo headline over 160 local players shortlisted to participate in the inaugural T20 Global League draft to be held this weekend.

 

The two Proteas fast bowlers and all-rounder are among 34 men that have played for South Africa in the recent past to have made the grade for the big squad determination gala to be staged in Cape Town on Saturday and Sunday (August 26-27).




Mark Boucher to coach PE franchise in SA T20 Global League

Former Proteas wicketkeeper Mark Boucher has been named as head coach of the Port Elizabeth franchise in the inaugural T20 Global League.

The team, which is owned by Dubai-based businessman Ajay Sethi, will be named the Nelson Mandela Bay Stars.

Boucher’s team will include former Zimbabwean bowler and current national coach of his country Heath Streak (bowling coach) and Warriors coach Malibongwe Maketa (assistant coach). They will be guided by the experienced Goolam Rajah (team director), who spent 20 years with the South African national team.




AB steps down as Proteas ODI captain

AB de Villiers has stepped down as the Proteas ODI captain, but also confirmed that he will be available for selection in all three formats of the game from October.




Domingo set for new coaching role after Proteas axe

Russell Domingo’s tenure as Proteas coach may be a thing of the past, but he reportedly already has a new job lined up.

Domingo’s contract as coach of the South African national team ran out after the recent tour to England, and while reapplied for the role, West Indian Ottis Gibson is the favourite to take over.

Domingo is however the favourite to be named head coach of the Pretoria franchise for the inaugural T20 Global League.

According to Netwerk24, two former Proteas players, Lance Klusener and Neil McKenzie, will be Domingo’s assistants.

Russell Domingo


Smith unveiled as Benoni Zalmi coach in SA T20 Global League

Former Proteas skipper Graeme Smith has been appointed head coach of Gauteng franchise, the Benoni Zalmi, who will participate in the inaugural T20 Global League later this year.

Highveld Lions coach Geoffrey Toyana, who was among the frontrunners for the Proteas head coaching role, has been appointed as Smith's assistant.




Curtly Ambrose slams ‘pathetic’ West Indies


Curtly Ambrose labelled the current West Indies side "embarrassing" and "pathetic" after their humiliating innings defeat by England in the first Test.

England went 1-0 up in the ongoing three-match series courtesy of a mammoth innings and 209-run win as the first day/night Test in Britain ended inside three days at Edgbaston on Saturday.




Oz tour match in Bangladesh cancelled due to contaminated water

Australia's two-day tour match against a Bangladesh XI has been cancelled because of concerns over contaminated water following recent flooding at the ground.

Australia coach Darren Lehmann and skipper Steven Smith visited the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah on Monday and decided it wouldn't be fit for play on Tuesday and Wednesday.




Hobart Hurricanes want AB for Big Bash

The Hobart Hurricanes have declared their interest in AB de Villiers for next year's Big Bash T20 competition.

Cricket Tasmania CEO Nick Cummins told ABC.net that he is interested in signing De Villiers for the 2018/19 edition.

The Hurricanes are hoping that their head coach, Gary Kirsten, could help lure the 33-year-old Down Under.




Steyn still ‘2 or 3 weeks’ away from return

Proteas fast bowler Dale Steyn says he is still "two or three weeks away" from a return to cricket.

The 34-year-old confirmed on Friday that he would be returning to the Titans in Pretoria from the start of the new domestic season, bringing an end to his relationship with the Cape Cobras.

Steyn has not played since November last year when he injured his shoulder while on Proteas duty against Australia in Perth.

Dale Steyn


T20 Global League bumps up squad count

Cricket South Africa has confirmed that T20 Global League squad numbers have been increased.

Five (5) international players (includes Kolpak players) will now be allowed in each T20 Global League team squad, increased from the previously stipulated maximum of four (4) international players in each squad. Consequently, the squad size will be increased from 17 to 18 to ensure domestic players aren’t prejudiced as a result of the increase.

South African batsmen AB de Viliers, Hashim Amla and Berhadien


Adam Lyth hits third highest T20 score

Adam Lyth hit the third highest score in Twenty20 cricket on Thursday when he smashed 161 playing for Yorkshire against Northamptonshire in the English county tournament.

Lyth's score was only 14 short of the world record held by Chris Gayle of the West Indies set in the Indian Premier League in 2013 and just one shy of the second best made by Hamilton Masakadza in the Zimbabwe domestic event in 2016.