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India aim to break Cape Town jinx in pursuit of history

India aim to break Cape Town jinx in pursuit of history

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SA vs IND, 3rd Test, preview India will look to seal their first-ever series win in South Africa at Cape Town, a venue where they have never beaten the hosts, for the final Test of the series. Overview  South Africa vs India, third Test Newlands, Cape Town January 11-15, 10:30 am local time India will welcome back skipper Virat Kohli for the series decider in Cape Town. It's a venue where they are yet to win a Test match, but if we have learnt anything from this Indian Test team in the recent past, it is that they have a knack for conquering fortresses. That said, the Newlands is the sort of venue where South Africa would back themselves to win. Since 2007, the hosts have lost just two Tests at the venue – against Australia in 2014 and England in 2020, the latter being the last Test th...
Sri Lanka lift international bans on Dickwella, Gunathilaka and Mendis

Sri Lanka lift international bans on Dickwella, Gunathilaka and Mendis

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Sri Lanka Cricket has lifted suspensions of Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella with immediate effect. The trio was handed a one-year ban from international cricket in July 2021 bio-security breach during Sri Lanka's tour of England last year. The ban also included a six-month suspension from domestic cricket, and a fine of approximately USD 50,000. "The latest decision was taken following a request made by the three players to Sri Lanka Cricket to lift the ban imposed on them, pursuant to the conclusion of the LPL 2021," said SLC in a statement. The SLC has agreed to lift their bans from international cricket from immediate effect on Friday, 7 January, also allowing all three of them to be able to engage in playing domestic cricket, and be available for nati...
Crictos are here! ICC, FanCraze launch into cricket metaverse

Crictos are here! ICC, FanCraze launch into cricket metaverse

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he ICC and FanCraze have come together to launch Crictos – the exciting new official digital collectibles program of the ICC. Here's everything you need to know about it. During the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021, the ICC announced that it was working with FanCraze to deliver an official digital collectibles program. Crictos will be the only way to access and own official digital collectibles from the ICC’s events and will give fans around the globe an opportunity to own pieces of cricketing history. How can fans get their hands on Crictos? The first pack of Crictos are expected to drop via FanCraze in mid-January, with only a small number of fans invited to participate in the First Pack Drop as it will be a “closed beta” launch. Those who pre-register will go into a rando...
Bowlers make ICC Rankings top ten movements after first Test in South Africa

Bowlers make ICC Rankings top ten movements after first Test in South Africa

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ICC Rankings Jasprit Bumrah and Kagiso Rabada were the high-profile movers in the ICC Test Rankings for bowling, while a number of players made big minor ranking jumps. South Africa's Rabada, who claimed seven scalps in the first Test in Centurion, has gone up one place to sixth position, with compatriot quick Lungi Ngidi rising 16 spots to move to 30th on the list. He finished with eight wickets of his own, with debutant left-arm fast bowler Marco Jansen entering the rankings in 97th position in an impressive first outing with the red ball in hand. On the Indian side of things, quicks Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami are among others to move up the rankings. Bumrah made a three-spot jump to ninth after finishing with five wickets in the Test, and Mohammad Shami has moved tw...
South African defiance sets up exhilarating fourth day

South African defiance sets up exhilarating fourth day

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SA v IND, second Test, third day report Set a target of 240 by India, gutsy innings from the South African top order has left them 122 runs away from a series-levelling win in Johannesburg. SCORECARD A gutsy innings of 46* from captain Dean Elgar has kept South Africa in the hunt going into the fourth day. Needing 240 to win and draw the series, the Proteas went to stumps on 118/2. Earlier in the day, India started at 85/2, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane continued to show positive intent that helped India put on a sizeable lead the previous day. Pujara was confident in his front foot play and punished the bad balls for boundaries. Rahane too wasn't to be left far behind as he too kept the scoreboard ticking, even smashing a six off Marco Jansen's bowling. Both Pujara...