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SL in SA 2018-19

Focus remains on World Cup as T20Is start

A side strain to Ngidi might mean Steyn returns for South Africa, while Sri Lanka continue to search for a combination that delivers results

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'Form first, reputation next' - Ottis Gibson

South Africa's coach lays down criteria for World Cup selection, and says the likes of Rabada, du Plessis and de Kock will be rested after the first T20I against Sri Lanka

Couldn't have detected floodlight failure early - Newlands management

Western Province Association chief executive was confident the problem had been resolved and would not affect the T20I

IPL Central

IPL 2019

Chennai to host IPL final on May 12

On Tuesday, the BCCI released the schedule for the second half of the IPL - till May 5 - but left out the knockout phase

Kohli 'very lucky' to remain RCB captain - Gambhir

The two-time IPL-winning captain feels the India captain isn't shrewd or tactically smart enough to lead in the T20 league

Manjrekar: Unsure of KKR's playoff chances

Sanjay Manjrekar, Brad Hodge and Raunak Kapoor discuss Kolkata Knight Riders' strengths and weaknesses.


Do Mumbai Indians have the most balanced squad?

Sanjay Manjrekar and Brad Hodge discuss the side's strengths and weaknesses, and whether Malinga and Yuvraj will get a game this season


MS Dhoni: Chennai's favourite son?

Having been written off last season, MS Dhoni and his team will be keen to keep defying age and expectations


Are RCB over-reliant on Kohli and de Viliers?

Brad Hodge and Sanjay Manjrekar weigh in, besides sharing their dissimilar stances on RCB's chances of qualifying for the playoffs


Will KXIP be able to punch above their weight?

Ajit Agarkar and Brad Hodge discuss the franchise's chances, best XI and X-factor


A new season dawns

IPL 2019

'I will surely be opening in all the games' - Rohit Sharma

Rohit had batted mostly at Nos. 3, 4 and 5 last season for a combined 12 innings out of 14 and managed only 286 runs in all, his poorest tally in an IPL season

With core still in place, KKR well placed for top four

The team might not be too badly affected by the World Cup exodus, giving them more stability than some of their competitors

Finishing off close matches will be key for Mumbai Indians

They know how to win, but another slow start might leave Rohit Sharma's team with too much to do at the end


Daniel Gallan

'I have a master's degree in cricket' - Quinton de Kock

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World Cup build-up

Ganguly, Ponting back Pant as India's No. 4 at World Cup

"You can't see Rishabh Pant failing at the top level," says the former India captain

Ponting sees room for Khawaja in World Cup XI

The returning David Warner should open, and Steven Smith can move down to No. 4 or No. 5, says former Australia captain

'Workload management should be left to the players' - Ganguly

Ricky Ponting, meanwhile, understands how boards might want to be careful about not overloading their best players


England v Australia

Innovation for the Ashes?

England, Australia could adopt shirt names and numbers for Ashes

Edgbaston Test could be the first to feature innovation after 142 years of rivalry

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End of the bans

Australia news

Smith targeting return in Royals' season opener

The suspended Australia batsman underwent shoulder surgery earlier this year, leading to questions on his match readiness

Brettig: What Smith, Warner reintegration really means

Despite the on-message response to their meeting with the Australia squad in Dubai there remains many questions about the banned pair's return

World Cup 2019

SA legend looks back

'England must embrace World Cup favourites' tag' - Donald

Former SA quick rues missed chance in 1999, and warns England not to have same regrets

Off-field news

West Indies

CWI 'admit liability' in Phil Simmons' unfair dismissal case

Former coach claims damages of more than US$300,000 following sacking in September 2016

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