South Africa

Big picture Bangladesh’s tour of South Africa is coming full circle with the two T20s being played at the same venues as the two Tests that started their visit a month ago. Rather than returning to the scenes of pleasant memories of progression, Bangladesh are going back to places they may be wishing they had
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Faf du Plessis will be sidelined for six weeks after suffering an acute lumbar disc injury in the third ODI against Bangladesh on Sunday. Du Plessis had to retire hurt on 91 and could not return to lead the team in the field. He had already been ruled out of the two-match T20 series, which
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South Africa’s domestic franchise T20 tournament has been confirmed as the replacement for the postponed T20 Global League. CSA had unveiled the GLT20 as a 57-match event, featuring eight privately-owned teams, to be played from November 3, but it is now under investigation to determine whether the organisational process was above board. Instead, South Africans
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Dale Steyn aims to return to action after a year on the sidelines next month, most likely in South Africa’s franchise T20 competition which is expected to be played in the window created by the postponed T20 Global League. Steyn was set to play in the Global League and had been bought by the Cape
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Toss Bangladesh chose to bowl v South AfricaScorecard and ball-by-ball details Tamim Iqbal lays into a pull Getty Images Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza decided to bowl first against South Africa in the second ODI in Paarl, in a bid to take advantage of a fresh pitch which he expects will help the batsmen as the game
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The inaugural season of Cricket South Africa’s T20 Global League, which was scheduled to begin on November 3, has been postponed to November 2018 instead. The franchises understood that the delay in securing a stable television broadcast deal and central rights sponsorship for the tournament were the main reasons for postponing the GLT20, the brainchild
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Ottis Gibson, South Africa’s new coach, has not given Morne Morkel any assurances about the 2019 World Cup even though the fast bowler has indicated he could consider a Kolpak-deal if he is not part of South Africa’s plans. Gibson has only had brief interactions with Morkel, who left the team camp after being injured
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Kieron Pollard will captain Bloem City Blazers in South Africa’s T20 Global League, which begins next month. The allrounder, 30, has vast experience of T20 competitions around the world and will work alongside head coach and fellow West Indian Phil Simmons. “Polly is a World-Cup winning player and has won numerous T20 domestic titles across
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