Tuesday, Dec 26, 2023

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IND vs SA weather update: The pitch and part of the ground is covered during rains one day before the first India vs South Africa Test match at SuperSport Park Cricket Stadium, in Centurion. (PHOTO: REUTERS)

IND vs SA, Centurion weather update: Wet outfield delays toss of India vs South Africa 1st Test at SuperSport Park

December 26, 2023 13:41 IST

IND vs SA first Test: Team India also had to cancel its practice session at the SuperSport Park in Centurion on Monday, one day before the first Test because of heavy rain.

IND vs SA Live Score: India's Rohit Sharma walks off after being caught by South Africa's Nandre Burger off the bowling of Kagiso Rabada on Day 1 of the 1st India vs South Africa Test. (PHOTO: REUTERS)

India vs South Africa Live Score: Rohit Sharma, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill depart early for IND in Centurion

December 26, 2023 15:18 IST

IND vs SA 1st Test Live Score: There is a weather forecast of rains interrupting Day 1 of the first India vs South Africa Test at the SuperSport Park in Centurion on Tuesday.

IND vs SA: Shubman Gill on Boxing Day Test

IND vs SA: Can Shubman Gill erase his one technical weakness, and prove himself in testing South African conditions?

December 26, 2023 12:05 IST

Apart from Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi, he may face tall left-handed seamer Marco Jansen and right-arm pacer Gerald Coetzee.

SA vs IND 1st Test: KL Rahul wicketkeeper batter

South Africa vs India: How will KL Rahul do in his new wicketkeeper-batter role in Tests?

December 26, 2023 09:41 IST

Apart from being efficient behind the stumps & judging DRS calls, he will need to face second new ball in middle order and bat with the tail.

IND vs SA 1st Test: Combinations for India

Mukesh Kumar or Prasidh Krishna? Ashwin or Shardul Thakur? For India, bowling will pose biggest selection headaches

December 26, 2023 12:05 IST

It will be India's first away Test without Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane since 2012, but their selection headaches revolve around their bowling pack.

SA vs IND: Conor Williams only international match

South Africa vs India: Connor Williams recalls his only ‘Test’, nowhere in record books or even YouTube now

December 26, 2023 09:42 IST

Baroda stalwart's only international appearance was at Centurion in the unofficial Test in 2001.

IND vs SA 1st Test: Rohit Sharma lauds pacers

Ahead of Boxing Day Test against South Africa, captain Rohit Sharma lauds Indian quicks: ‘Our seamers have earned that respect’

December 25, 2023 20:42 IST

Since January 2018, the Indian pacers have nabbed more wickets away from home than any other pace attack - 396 from 212 innings.

IND vs SA 2023 Test series preview

India fought in 2018, disappointed in 2022, can they finally win a Test series in South Africa now?

December 26, 2023 07:19 IST

South Africa is not as intimidating at home as they once used to be, The nightmarish 90s are long gone, the terror-inducing aughts is just a bad memory. In the last four years, they have surrendered series wins to Sri Lanka (who won 2-0 in 2019) and England, losing six of their last 15 games.

Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli

Post World Cup heartbreak, captain Rohit Sharma voices India’s desperation to win in South Africa: ‘Itna mehnat kiya hai, kuch to chahiye yaar’

December 25, 2023 18:29 IST

When poked around for a response on his future in T20Is - with a World Cup next summer - the 36-year-old kept open the possibility of a return in the shortest format.

India vs South Africa 1st Test playing XI tip off

India vs South Africa 1st Test playing XI tip off: Rohit-Kohli mark return post World Cup, KL Rahul to keep wickets, Bumrah to lead pace attack

December 25, 2023 17:09 IST

The Centurion Test will mark a first appearance of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah in Indian colors since the ODI World Cup final loss against Australia last month.

The Indian cricket team had to cancel its practice session on Monday, one day before they take on South Africa at the Centurion in the first Test of the two-match series

IND vs SA: Indian cricket team’s practice session at Centurion before Boxing Day Test called off due to rain

December 26, 2023 12:05 IST

IND vs SA: There is also a forecast for rains on the first two days of the Boxing Day Test at Centurion.

Saika Ishaque and Shreyanka Patil made their T20I debuts against England

India squad for ODIs, T20Is: Richa Ghosh, Saika Ishaque, Shreyanka Patil named in ODI side for Australia series

December 25, 2023 14:12 IST

India's side for the T20I series against Australia, meanwhile, has remained unchanged from the squad that was named for the home series against England earlier this month.

India Test Team

IND vs AUS: Are Tests India Women’s best format?

December 25, 2023 10:15 IST

A gritty, often dominant, performance in Mumbai saw India register their first-ever win in women's Test cricket history over Australia

India vs South Africa

‘One full-hand of extra bounce, got to leave well’: Faf du Plessis details batting mantra for India to succeed in South Africa

December 25, 2023 10:15 IST

Batsmen need to be careful in dealing with the lift and seam movement as runs on the board will be vital


‘How the f*** people were allowed to take a knee during BLM’: Michael Holding slams ICC’s ‘hypocrisy’ over Usman Khawaja saga

December 25, 2023 11:31 IST

The Aussie opener, who was not given approval to wear shoes with the text, ‘all lives are equal’ for the Perth Test, had trained at the MCG nets wearing shoes with the aforementioned logo.

IND vs SA 1St Test

IND vs SA: Why taller Prasidh Krishna should be preferred over skiddier Mukesh Kumar in South Africa

December 25, 2023 11:49 IST

Extra height would give the Karnataka pacer extra bounce off the pitch, more margin for error with his length and the best chance of extracting life from the surface.

KL Rahul Rahul Dravid

It’s an opportunity for him to do something different: Rahul Dravid on KL Rahul’s wicketkeeping duties in 1st Test vs South Africa

December 25, 2023 11:26 IST

This will be the first time Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and most of the senior players will be turning up for the country after the heartbreaking loss to Australia in the World Cup final earlier this month but Dravid said that they have moved on.


Rohit Sharma, Yashasvi Jaiswal…Mukesh Kumar: Sunil Gavaskar picks his playing XI for IND vs SA Test in Centurion

December 24, 2023 17:17 IST

India vs South Africa: The former batter picked two spinners, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja in the line up

IND vs AUS: Alyssa Healy photographer in Mumbai

Why did Australia captain Alyssa Healy turn photographer after Mumbai Test to click India’s team photo after historic win?

December 25, 2023 12:37 IST

With the home team celebrating the one off Test win with the trophy, Australia captain Alyssa Healy came in as a surprise photographer as she snapped a picture of the winning team. 


‘Shaheen Shah Afridi used to bowl at 145 to 150 kph speeds… he is bowling around 130 to 132 kph’: Waqar Younis

December 25, 2023 12:37 IST

AUS vs PAK: Though he swung the new ball, Waqar Younis was unhappy with the pace at which the left-armer was bowling


India vs Australia one-off Test: Teamwork makes the dream work in Harmanpreet Kaur and Co’s fortnight to remember

December 24, 2023 21:03 IST

Despite not used to the rigours of the long format, home team finds vital performances from all members to seal first-ever win over Aussies


‘They removed my name from the list…living example of sheer discrimination against me’: Danish Kaneria slams PCB

December 24, 2023 13:42 IST

Kaneria claims his name is missing from a list released by the Pakistan Cricket Board of the country's leading wicket-tackers in Australia

AUS vs PAK: Usman Khawaja denied to wear shoes

ICC reject Usman Khawaja’s bid to wear dove logo on bat and shoes for Boxing Day Test against Pakistan

December 24, 2023 11:43 IST

The Aussie opener, who was denied to wear shoes with the text, 'all lives are equal' for the Perth Test, had trained at the MCG nets on Sunday wearing shoes with the aforementioned logo.


Seeing medium pacers or slow medium pacers: Waqar Younis laments lack of pace in PAK bowling attack

December 23, 2023 22:27 IST

Shaheen Shah Afridi, Khurram Shahzad, Aamer Jamal and Faheem Ashraf were leading Pakistan's pace battery in the Test against Australia and they hardly troubled the Baggy Greens who easily navigated around the pace.


IND vs SA: Centurion curator says he doesn’t know if there will be Day 1 play due to rain; spinners unlikely to get help

December 23, 2023 23:00 IST

India vs South Africa: With all the rain around, we might see Ravichandran Ashwin warming the bench in another SENA Test