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Yeah Elgar is certainly hitting a purple patch

Dean Elgar scores ton as South Africa get on top of Sri Lanka

Sounds good, Ronan, same stuff was expected from Dean Elgar and Stiaan Van Zyl, didn’t happen. If Renshaw opens every innings in India, his average is doomed, and would perhaps be tempted to sign a Kolpak, like Van Zyl

Renshaw is a lock for Test tour of India

Another Stiann Van Zyl waiting to be doomed, if he opens every innings here in India, he will feel very homesick and would perhaps like Van Zyl, sign a kolpak,ha

Renshaw must open every innings in India

Scoring half-centuries like no other .

Australia have a gem in Peter Handscomb

Regardless of the team, India will wallop Australia

Picking a team to win in India

Yet he went on to take 800 wickets.
What’s the problem if he is cleared to play and can take wickets ?

Two targets with one strike: Get Botha on board

He could not get a game, really ?
He played 78 ODIs and 40 T-20s when he was called up for his action.
The only reason he was not pursued longer was because of the racial quotas to get in 4 black/coloured players in the team.
J.P Duminy got the preference as the batting all-rounder, like in any other side- a batting all-rounder like Maxwell.

Two targets with one strike: Get Botha on board

Really a chucker, may be he was, but not now.
He has been cleared by the ICC.

Two targets with one strike: Get Botha on board

His first class average is over 30. He always came at eight for the Proteas in limited overs, which reduced his chances.
For Rajasthan Royals, in 2011, he batted at three and contributed with three successive half centuries.
He is a superb all-round player, someone who was looked down because of J.P Duminy and the racial quotas.

Two targets with one strike: Get Botha on board

I don’t think De Kock should open; If De Villiers comes back, Amla should go to the top with Elgar.
De Kock and Bavuma can stay in the middle-order to add the depth.

What's next for Stephen Cook?

His chances are jeopardized by the quota system, so that’s where the line is.
So, would he be pursued further ?

What's next for Stephen Cook?

SA bowling attack works because of its variety and accuracy

What's the best approach to fast bowling?

South Africa would blow apart the Lankans that’s the safest bet.

New-look Sri Lankans lead the way in Zimbabwe

Du Plessis missed the trick of continuing with Rabada when Handscomb came to bat, the game is swiftly slipping away.

Australia vs South Africa: Cricket live scores, blog, 3rd Test – Day 2

Wow, Australia well on top, South Africa looks clueless

Australia vs South Africa: Cricket live scores, blog, 3rd Test – Day 2

Fascinating only sounds, it won’t be fascinating going into day three for the Baggy greens;
I just wonder how we all get to write a piece on such subtle developments and differences.
All this talk about energy and exuberance of the three debutants, it might as well vaporize as early as it started.
The only point that’s valid here is that Du Plessis is shrewd and he withstands the rubbish with a poker face. That’s what makes him a leader, leagues ahead of De Villiers or Amla (only comparable to late Hansie).
By the way his name is Cook, Stephen Cook and not Scott.

The trick to Test cricket? Mindset plays a huge role

firmly agree with your point,mate.
Sevilla are to blame themselves after this defeat, I guess their cradle is the Europa League

Juventus defy the odds against a tough Sevilla team

To all my readers, even if you see the head-to-head, it’s Porto 65 to Benfica 55 all-time.

Benfica and Sevilla: Two European clubs with contrasting fortunes

Porto really is as big as it gets in terms of popularity of players ,managers and trophies, mate.
The point about Porto FC or FC Porto is rather invalid, no body gives it a damn.

Benfica and Sevilla: Two European clubs with contrasting fortunes

So Shamsi did play as I’ve said, and yup Du Plessis responds to his critics.
Australia should be disappointed with the fact that SA scored 259 from 169/7.
Good day ahead of us

Australia vs South Africa highlights: Cricket live scores, blog, 3rd Test - Day 1

Well it’s then subjective,I guess.

Benfica and Sevilla: Two European clubs with contrasting fortunes

I just don’t see Nico Rosberg losing it, he is sure to have a podium finish.

The title showdown: Rosberg vs Hamilton

What makes you think England can replicate that genius of 2012 without Swann, Panesar and of course Kevin Pietersen ?

India resumes usual service at home, wallops England

‘We shine the ball the same way’, said Steve Smith earlier yesterday, well that’s says a lot about who has been singled out for wrong reasons.

Faf doesn't know what all the fuss is about with mintgate

It’s true Porto has 72 titles compared to Benfica’s 89, but a lion’s share of those titles came before the turn of the millennium.
Since the turn of the millennium, Porto has nine League titles compare to Benfica’s five; Porto has five European honors while Benfica none.
If you ask any body in Lisbon or even in London, whose popularity is more in terms of European glory, the answer is obvious, it’s Porto.

Benfica and Sevilla: Two European clubs with contrasting fortunes

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