Pakistan vs South Africa: Debutants Daryn Dupavillon, Ottneil Baartman to feature in visitors' 21-man Test squad
The squad includes two fast bowlers, Daryn Dupavillon and Ottneil Baartman, who have not yet played at Test level. Dupavillon has played in one one-day international.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne's unbeaten 91 helps visitors to take slender lead on Day 2
Karunaratne's innings continued a fightback which started with the team's bowlers, who restricted South Africa's first innings lead to 145.
South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Anrich Nortje, Dean Elgar put Proteas on top after Day 1 of second Test in Johannesburg
Nortje claimed career-best figures of six for 56 as Sri Lanka collapsed to 157 after winning the toss and choosing to bat first on the pace-friendly Wanderers pitch.
It was South Africa’s second win in eight matches in the world Test championship. They have suffered six defeats. Sri Lanka have won, lost three and drawn one of their five matches.
Early season pitches in South Africa tend to give some help to both pace and spin, so it is possible that the matches could provide a reasonable contest between bat and ball instead of providing feasts of attacking batting.
Here's everything you need to know about Delhi Capitals' journey to the final of IPL 2020.
Gulf between DC and MI was amply clear on Thursday, as Mumbai put themselves one win away from a record-extending fifth IPL crown in a crushing 57-run win to kickstart the IPL 2020 Playoffs.
IPL 2020: 'It's not going to be easy', Sanjay Bangar issues warning to MI ahead of Qualifier 1 clash against DC
MI seemed to have lost rhythm against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their final league match, with Rohit Sharma’s return from injury being short-lived and their bowlers seemingly struggling without the premier pace duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult in their 10-wicket defeat.
IPL 2020, MI vs DC: Jasprit Bumrah vs Shikhar Dhawan and other key battles that could decide Qualifier 1
Ahead of Qualifier 1 between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals, here are a few player battles that could determine the outcome of the contest.
IPL 2020: Anrich Nortje's spell helps DC beat RCB by five wickets as both teams qualify for playoffs
Catch the best moments from DC's six-wicket win over RCB in IPL 2020
Royal Challengers Bangalore will have to wait and watch who they face — Sunrisers Hyderabad or Kolkata Knight Riders — in the eliminator.
While DC went straight to Qualifier 1, RCB made the playoffs after their opponents took more than 17.3 overs to complete the task, helping Virat Kohli's side to finish the league stage engagements with better net run rate than Kolkata Knight Riders.
Delhi’s major problem has been the simultaneous struggle of Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant, both of whom had played key roles in their success over the past two seasons.
If DC lose their last two games, it is entirely possible that KXIP will go past them on NRR even if they finish on 14 points and in such a case, Delhi could be eliminated if other teams on 14 points have a higher NRR.
IPL 2020: David Warner, Wriddhiman Saha's 107-run opening stand fires SRH to massive 88-run victory over DC
Asked to bat first, splendid knocks by Saha (87), skipper David Warner (66) and Manish Pandey (44) powered Sunrisers to 219 for two.
IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals aim to shrug off recent struggles, seal playoff berth in clash against Sunrisers Hyderabad
Two back-to-back defeats against Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab must be hurting but Delhi Ccapitals need to shrug it off and add two points to take their tally to 16, which will elevate them to the top of the table.
IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals' Kagiso Rabada says UAE pitches offer something for ‘all facets of the game’
Going by Rabada’s admission, the UAE conditions have been “tricky”, the silver lining being the fact that they have something on offer for “all facets of the game”.
"We don’t have to tell our bowlers to bowl fast, they just do. A bowler like Nortje likes to run in and let it rip, which is what he is doing and getting noticed for. We don't have to tell him to try and bowl 160 kmph," Delhi Capitals' bowling coach Ryan Harris said.
Their campaign is back on track, courtesy MS Dhoni's smart captaincy but a stiff test awaits Chennai Super Kings when they face a dominant Delhi Capitals in their next IPL match.
IPL 2020: Anrich Nortje says he did not know he had bowled the fastest delivery in tournament's history
The 26-year-old pacer clocked a breathtaking 156.2 kmph while bowling to Jos Buttler in the third over of Rajasthan Royals' run-chase against Delhi Capitals on Wednesday. He bettered compatriot Dale Steyn's (154.4 kmph) record in the process.