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India vs South Africa: Yuzvendra Chahal dons mask en route Dharamshala for first ODI amidst coronavirus concerns
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India vs South Africa: Yuzvendra Chahal dons mask en route Dharamshala for first ODI amidst coronavirus concerns

It's not only the South African players but also their Indian counterparts who are taking precautionary measures in the wake of coronavirus outbreak as leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal wore a mask at the Delhi airport on way to Dharamshala for the first ODI.

India vs South Africa: Proteas will benefit from Faf du Plessis' experience in Indian conditions, reckons head coach Mark Boucher
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India vs South Africa: Proteas will benefit from Faf du Plessis' experience in Indian conditions, reckons head coach Mark Boucher

Du Plessis, who last played an ODI during the 2019 World Cup, had an indifferent T20 series against Australia, with scores of 24, 15 and 5.

India vs South Africa: Proteas players likely to avoid handshakes due to coronavirus threat, says coach Mark Boucher
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India vs South Africa: Proteas players likely to avoid handshakes due to coronavirus threat, says coach Mark Boucher

The South African cricketers could avoid the customary handshakes during their stay in India, head coach Mark Boucher has said as the number of reported positive coronavirus cases in the country crossed 40.

Faf du Plessis steps down as South Africa Test and T20I captain, but willing to continue playing across formats
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Faf du Plessis steps down as South Africa Test and T20I captain, but willing to continue playing across formats

Faf du Plessis, in a statement made after his resignation, admitted that past few months had been quite challenging for him as a leader.

AB de Villiers will play T20 World Cup if he's the 'best man for the job', says South Africa coach Mark Boucher
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AB de Villiers will play T20 World Cup if he's the 'best man for the job', says South Africa coach Mark Boucher

The retired AB de Villiers will be considered for a place in the South African T20 World Cup squad only if he shows good form and proves himself to be the "best man for the job", says the team's head coach Mark Boucher.

'I can’t see myself doing anything else', says Dale Steyn eyeing spot in Proteas squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2020
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'I can’t see myself doing anything else', says Dale Steyn eyeing spot in Proteas squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2020

Steyn is regarded as one of the greatest quick bowlers to play the game, but has been laid low by injury for long periods in the last three years.

What after Faf? South Africa's cricketing future hangs in balance as leadership churn leaves team in nervous anticipation
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What after Faf? South Africa's cricketing future hangs in balance as leadership churn leaves team in nervous anticipation

Whoever is appointed as next South Africa captain, it is imperative that the succession plan is made clear. The heir apparent must be paraded as such. Before and during the West Indies tour, he must sit next to Du Plessis in team meetings, address the media as a captain in waiting, and present himself as an anointed leader.

South Africa vs England: Temba Bavuma among four players recalled to Proteas squad for fourth Test
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South Africa vs England: Temba Bavuma among four players recalled to Proteas squad for fourth Test

Batsmen Temba Bavuma and Keegan Petersen, left-arm seam bowler Beuran Hendricks, and all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo will join the team in Johannesburg on Wednesday, and are expected to stand a good chance of playing when the last test at The Wanderers begins on Friday.

South Africa vs England: Mark Boucher and team management must share some blame for pacer Kagiso Rabada's ban
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South Africa vs England: Mark Boucher and team management must share some blame for pacer Kagiso Rabada's ban

Boucher is not the only one. Someone in the management structure — it could have been anyone so they’re all culpable — should have realised they were sitting on a ticking bomb. Now that is has blown up, they might have already lost the chance of claiming the series.

South Africa vs England: Seamer Dane Paterson could make debut in third Test as hosts mull options for playing XI
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South Africa vs England: Seamer Dane Paterson could make debut in third Test as hosts mull options for playing XI

South Africa could hand a debut to seamer Dane Paterson in the third Test against England starting on Thursday, hoping that reverse-swing will be a factor at St George Park as they seek to get ahead in the series.

AB de Villiers' return to international cricket gains speed after Proteas superstar says he 'would love to play' T20 World Cup in Australia
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AB de Villiers' return to international cricket gains speed after Proteas superstar says he 'would love to play' T20 World Cup in Australia

Known as 'Mr. 360', De Villiers said he "would love to" take part in the upcoming World Cup and thereby hinted at a possibility of him coming out of retirement to play for South Africa.

South Africa vs England, LIVE Cricket Score, 2nd Test Day 4 at Cape Town
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South Africa vs England, LIVE Cricket Score, 2nd Test Day 4 at Cape Town

Catch all the live updates from Day 4 of the second Test between South Africa and England at Cape Town.

South Africa vs England: 'If complacency creeps in, we’ll go back to playing just ordinary Test cricket', Faf du Plessis warns Proteas
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South Africa vs England: 'If complacency creeps in, we’ll go back to playing just ordinary Test cricket', Faf du Plessis warns Proteas

The 107-run victory in the first Test in Pretoria on Sunday arrested a run of five successive Test defeats for South Africa but any thoughts that the players might have about being back on course must be dispelled, he said on Thursday

South Africa vs England: Mark Boucher relishes 'reward' of winning first Test on debut as Proteas head coach
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South Africa vs England: Mark Boucher relishes 'reward' of winning first Test on debut as Proteas head coach

Boucher took over the domestic Titans franchise in 2016 and within a year was named Coach of the Year. He now has a contract with South Africa until 2023.

South Africa vs England: Skipper Faf du Plessis hails changes in Cricket South Africa’s administration after victory in Centurion Test
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South Africa vs England: Skipper Faf du Plessis hails changes in Cricket South Africa’s administration after victory in Centurion Test

South Africa ended a run of five straight Test defeats with a 107-run win over England at Centurion Park and skipper Faf du Plessis hailed the new coaching structures and fresh personnel in Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) administration.

South Africa vs England: Jofra Archer escapes ban from ongoing first Test after delivering successive beamers
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South Africa vs England: Jofra Archer escapes ban from ongoing first Test after delivering successive beamers

Archer bowled two full tosses at South Africa nightwatchman Anrich Nortje in the penultimate over of the day which were both no-balled by umpire Paul Reiffel, only for his decision on the second no-ball to be rescinded

South Africa vs England: Vernon Philander kicks off farewell series, will be remembered as genius mind packaged in a relatable frame
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South Africa vs England: Vernon Philander kicks off farewell series, will be remembered as genius mind packaged in a relatable frame

Vernon Philander doesn’t look like an elite modern athlete. At 175 cm and with a slight paunch around his midriff, he has the physique of a regular civilian, someone who jogs the occasional 5 km, helps himself to seconds of his wife’s Sunday roast, is partial to the occasional pint of beer with his mates, plays a bit of cricket.

South Africa vs England: Renewed optimism and joy on display as Proteas gear up for Boxing Day clash with Joe Root and Co
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South Africa vs England: Renewed optimism and joy on display as Proteas gear up for Boxing Day clash with Joe Root and Co

On Christmas Eve, two days before the first of four Tests against England beginning on Boxing Day, Proteas captain Faf du Plessis was still smiling.

South Africa vs England: Proteas head coach Mark Boucher working to instill 'good work ethic' in side ahead of first Test
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South Africa vs England: Proteas head coach Mark Boucher working to instill 'good work ethic' in side ahead of first Test

South Africa head coach Mark Boucher is working to instil a new mindset and work ethic in the side ahead of the first Test against England in Pretoria starting on the Boxing Day.