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Mohammed Siraj unleashed: India pacer's fiery 6-wicket haul hands SA 96-year-low

Mohammed Siraj registered his third five-wicket haul in Test cricket as India ran through South Africa's top-order at Newlands in Cape Town.

India's Mohammed Siraj celebrates after taking the wicket of South Africa's David Bedingham(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 03:19 PM IST

Shaheen hits back after Wasim, Waqar accuse him of prioritising T20Is over Tests

Shaheen Afridi, while speaking to the host broadcasters, cleared the air and confirmed that it was the team management's call to rest him from the 3rd Test.

Pakistan's Pakistan's Shaheen Shah Afridi(AP)
Published on Jan 03, 2024 01:57 PM IST

'Suryakumar Yadav is a freak who 'doesn't know what to do' in ODIs'

Former England captain Nasser Hussain had contrasting views to share on Suryakumar Yadav's T20I and ODI forms.

Suryakumar Yadav's forms in T20Is and ODIs are as contrasting as day and night.(Reuters)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 01:42 PM IST

Swallowing Babar: Pat Cummins ends 35-yr wait with epic 5-wicket-haul hat-trick

Pat Cummins is unstoppable as he kicks off the new year for Australia with a third straight five-wicket-haul in Tests.

Australia's Pat Cummins appeals successfully for an LBW against Babar Azam(AP)
Published on Jan 03, 2024 12:36 PM IST

Rohit should rectify 5 mistakes to stop final frontier dream turn into nightmare

India vs South Africa: Rohit Sharma needs to rectify these five things to make sure India's final frontier dream in South Africa doesn't turn into a nightmare.

India's Rohit Sharma(AFP)
Published on Jan 03, 2024 11:47 AM IST

India vs South Africa 2nd Test: IND's Cape Town stats, records - runs, wickets

All you need to know about India's history at the Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town ahead of the 2nd Test against South Africa.

The picturesque Newlands Cricket Ground ahead of the second Test match between India and South Africa(PTI)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 09:57 AM IST

‘Do you want to be millionaire?': Wasim, Waqar blast Shaheen for ‘real shocker’

Legendary Pakistan cricketers Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis lambasted Shaheen Shah Afridi for not playing the Pakistan vs Australia 3rd Test in Sydney.

Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis slammed Shaheen Shah Afridi for not playing 3rd Test vs Australia
Published on Jan 03, 2024 09:28 AM IST

'I hated batting at No.3': Rohit on why Gill demoted himself for IND vs SA Tests

Rohit Sharma explained the dynamics behind Shubman Gill batting at No. 3 for India in Tests and also explained why hated batting at that position.

Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill share a light moment amid the India vs South Africa Test series(PTI)
Published on Jan 03, 2024 07:03 AM IST

Australia vs Pakistan, 3rd Test: Pakistan all out for 313, Warner survives scare

Australia vs Pakistan Highlights, 3rd Test: Follow AUS vs PAK 3rd Test scorecard at Sydney Cricket Ground.

Australia vs Pakistan Highlights 3rd Test: Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan waves after 50 runs(AP)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 01:15 PM IST

Ashwin-Jadeja swap certain, another debut?: India's likely XI for 2nd Test vs SA

Changes are guaranteed in India's XI for the 2nd Test vs South Africa. Jadeja is a certainty while Prasidh's fate hangs in balance. Will Avesh make his debut?

What changes will India make in their playing XI for 2nd Test against South Africa?
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 11:19 AM IST

BCCI getting sleepless nights before AFG T20s as Rohit, Kohli want to play WC

BCCI chief selector Ajit Agarkar is set to speak to captain Rohit, head coach Dravid and star batter Kohli during the 2nd Test in South Africa.

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli want to play in 2024 T20 World Cup
(ANI )
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 08:03 AM IST

India outstanding when Kohli was Test captain but overrated since: Srikkanth

Former captain Kris Srikkanth is sceptical of India as a Test team, calling them a 'over-rated' unit in the longest format.

How much has Team India changed under Rohit Sharma?(PTI)
Updated on Jan 02, 2024 11:34 PM IST

Rohit Sharma hints at sticking with under-fire Prasidh Krishna for 2nd SA Test

Rohit Sharma also confirmed that Ravindra Jadeja, who was out from the first Test with a back spasm, is now available for selection.

Rohit Sharma hints at India's playing XI for the second Test match against South Africa
Updated on Jan 02, 2024 09:18 PM IST

'What if something happens to Bumrah...': Pathan warns IND after SA Test loss

Pathan now rues the absence of depth in the pace-bowling unit, as he looked back at India's defeat in Centurion in the Test series opener in South Africa.

Irfan Pathan says what India need to focus on in 2024
Updated on Jan 02, 2024 09:01 PM IST

India's Cape Town horror: 6 Tests, 0 wins and 'whole country up against 11 guys'

India have a pretty dismal record at Cape Town and they would have to play out of their skins to change it in the second Test starting January 3.

Indian cricketers during a practice session ahead of the second Test match between India and South Africa, at Newlands, Cape Town(PTI)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 06:44 AM IST

Rafael Nadal makes winning return in singles after being a year out injured

Facing familiar rival Dominic Thiem in his Brisbane International opener at the Pat Rafter Arena on Tuesday, Nadal won 7-5, 6-1

Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts after winning the first set in his match against Dominic Thiem of Austria during the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 2(AP)
Updated on Jan 02, 2024 04:43 PM IST

'Questions were against PAK, WI': Cummins hoping SA's weak Test side 'a phase'

South Africa caused quite a few ripples by announcing a squad filled with largely uncapped players for their Test tour of New Zealand

Cummins said that the popularity of Test cricket doesn't seemed to have waned in Australia(AFP)
Updated on Jan 02, 2024 03:21 PM IST

Afridi rested for PAK's 3rd Test vs AUS hours after Masood's 'main guy' comment

Shaheen Afridi has been excluded from Pakistan's squad for their upcoming third Test against Australia.

Shaheen Afridi has bowled nearly 100 overs across the two Tests. (AP)
Updated on Jan 02, 2024 02:08 PM IST

Stunned Masood calls for 'countrywide search' for Warner's lost Test cap

Shan Masood said that David Warner deserves respect for the career he has had and hopes that the latter gets his lost Test cap back before his last match.

Shan Masood said that Warner's career deserves to celebrated
Published on Jan 02, 2024 01:08 PM IST

The Rock returns to challenge Roman Reigns, WWE champion's reaction unmissable

The dream WWE match between The Rock and Roman Reigns is finally happening as hinted by The People's Champions on Raw Day 1.

The WWE dream match between The Rock vs Roman Reigns is finally happening (WWE)
Updated on Jan 02, 2024 05:31 PM IST

'Just that one bad day...': Gavaskar sums up Indian cricket in 2023

The Indian men's team enjoyed an impressive run in the World Cup that ultimately ended in heartbreak while the women's team recorded two historic Test wins

Gavaskar said that there were quite a few exciting times in 2023. (PTI)
Published on Jan 02, 2024 11:58 AM IST

Nadal vs Thiem, Brisbane International: Live streaming details, time, H2H tie

The 22-time Grand Slam champion, Nadal, unseeded in Brisbane, is all set to make a return in singles tennis after 349 days.

Spain's Rafael Nadal attends a training session ahead of the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane on December 31(AFP)
Updated on Jan 02, 2024 03:07 PM IST

Warner makes heartfelt plea for missing Baggy Green before farewell Test

David Warner has said that his backpack, which contained his Baggy Green Australia Test cap, has gone missing.

David Warner is set to retire from Test and ODI cricket after the third Test against Pakistan(AFP)
Updated on Jan 02, 2024 12:31 PM IST

SA's 1st Test star reveals Kohli, Rohit influence in moulding technique

South Africa's batters shone through in their first Test victory against India in Centurion

Both Rohit and Kohli returned to Test cricket in the South Africa series(AFP)
Updated on Jan 02, 2024 08:49 AM IST

Bharat Arun recalls Shastri's 'driving licence' advice before IND's 2nd SA Test

As Arun explained where the Indian fast bowlers erred, he recalled Shastri's advice from the 2018 Test match in Cape Town after the first innings.

Former India bowling coach Bharat Arun has his say on India's performance on the 1st South Africa Test
Updated on Jan 02, 2024 11:59 AM IST

Gavaskar, Pathan want India to make series-saving change for 2nd SA Test

With the series on the line, Gavaskar called for two changes while Pathan for one, for the final match, slated to begin on January 3 in Cape Town.

Should India make any changes in their playing XI for the second Test?
Updated on Jan 02, 2024 09:29 AM IST

Kohli's Burger preparation...: India's strategy for 2nd SA Test revealed

Despite Virat Kohli managing eight boundaries against Burger in the first Test, dealing better with the fast bowler seemed to be his top priority on Monday

Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj were all present in India's optional net session in Newlands on Monday
Published on Jan 02, 2024 06:18 AM IST

India cricket schedule 2024: All series, match dates for men's and women's team

Here’s a look at the full fixture of tours and series of the Indian cricket team in 2024 which includes match dates and venues for men's and women's team

T20 World Cup headlines packed calendar year
Updated on Jan 01, 2024 11:59 PM IST

Watch: Kohli hits Ashwin for six as IND sweat it out at nets before 2nd SA Test

Albeit it was an optional training session, former India captain Virat Kohli was spotted batting aggressively in the nets

Indian cricketer Virat Kohli during a practice session ahead of the second Test match between India and South Africa, at Newlands Cricket Ground(PTI)
Published on Jan 01, 2024 05:28 PM IST
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