The only disappointment was Malan missing out on a second T20 international century, which he could have got if he’d hit what turned out to be the last ball of the game for a boundary. Instead, with him on 98 and England needing one to win, he took a single out on the off side and then appeared to realize his error. … [Read more...] about England romps to 3-0 T20 series win over South Africa
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He is expected to take about three weeks to recover and Rabada has therefore been released from the squad and bio-secure environment that is in place for the England tour. … [Read more...] about South Africa’s Rabada ruled out of England ODI series
Wasim Khan had sent an audio message to members of the touring squad shortly after six members of the squad tested positive while few were found breaching the COVID-19 protocols set down by the New Zealand health authorities for the visiting players and officials. … [Read more...] about South Africa’s Rabada ruled out of England ODI series
Here, the quota policy Cricket South Africa (CSA) has adopted is a model worth considering. Without the policy, the cricketing world would have lost, among other black cricketers, a Hashim Amla — a South African of Indian descent — one of the greatest batsmen of all time. There is no other way to resolve the massive social inequities such as caste and race in sport other than by tackling them head-on. … [Read more...] about Does Indian cricket need quotas?
England, who had started the series at 271 points, are now level with Australia at 275 points but ahead on decimal points. South Africa and New Zealand retain their fifth and sixth positions while the West Indies have slipped behind Afghanistan to 10th place after losing 2-0 to New Zealand in another series, performances of which are also included in Wednesday’s rankings update. … [Read more...] about England’s Malan attains highest-ever rating points in T20I history