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South Africa have issues in plenty to address after hard-fought series win against Zimbabwe

"While they were way better than the global averages before the 2015 World Cup, the gap has closed out in the next few years. Familiar woes including that of handling pressure and being level-headed in run-chases are yet to...
Zimbabwe should not lose heart

Zimbabwe should not lose heart

The four-day Test between South Africa and Zimbabwe turned out to be a one-sided affair, with the game ending within two days. Zimbabwe were outplayed in all the three departments as the South Africans were too hot to handle. Zimbabwe lost...
Morkel of South Africa

Overhauled Morne Morkel finds his mojo and length

Mar 1, 2014 Mitchell Johnson had terrorized England in the Ashes a few months back and Australia had arrived in South Africa with Johnson as intimidating as ever. But South Africa had a weapon of their own in Morne Morkel....

Watch out for the Phalaborwa Express

The Steyn Remover a.k.a Phalaborwa Express is back, hungry, thirsty and dying to go out there in whites, take the red cherry in his hand and unleash fury on his opponents. That he still lies at no.10 in the...

AB de Villiers: The man returns, with a new mission

He had dreamt to lead South Africa in Tests ever since he knew he wanted to build a career in cricket. He admitted being disappointed when Hashim Amla was given the responsibility instead of him at the time of...

Chance for Zimbabwe to make their presence felt

It has been more than 12 years since Zimbabwe last played a Test match in South Africa. In March 2005, when Tatenda Taibu’s team crossed the border to take on the Proteas in red-ball cricket, only five days of...


Real Madrid are the champions of Champions League

It felt like one of those old flicks they show on Saturday afternoons in which the gang successfully gets together for one final, big heist. Except, even without Mbappe, you suspect this won't be their last -- not when there's a guy like Ancelotti, one of the few men who can pull off the cardigan-cigar-shades combination and lead a team in transition to a league and cup double. Not with young guns - Vinicius, Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga, Rodrygo - already with the "big one" under their belt. Not with Courtois, in the prime of his career, staking a claim as the world's No. 1 between the posts and getting a few things off his chest. ("We showed again who is the King of Europe.")

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