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Afghani Rashid Khan takes top spot in ICC T20 Rankings

Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan has moved up to take top position among bowlers in the latest ICC T20I Player Rankings with some fine performances in a 2-0 series win over Zimbabwe.

Rashid, who last week became the youngest male cricketer to be top-ranked in the ICC rankings when he rose up to joint-first in ODIs, has moved up after taking five wickets in the two-match series in Sharjah to complete the double.

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India end tour by sealing T20 Series win

India ended their tour to South Africa on a high note on Saturday when they clinched the T20 International Series 2-1 thanks to a seven-run win over the Standard Bank Proteas in the final game at PPC Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday night.

Debutant Christiaan Jonker launched a valiant late assault to try and win the game with a breezy 49 off 24 balls, while stand-in captain JP Duminy hit 55 (41 balls, 2 fours, 3 sixes), but a slow start in a chase of 173 ultimately cost the hosts.

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Klaasen and Mulder named in Proteas Test squad

Cricket South Africa (CSA) today named Multiply Titans wicketkeeper/batsman Heinrich Klaasen and bizhub Highveld Lions all-rounder Wiaan Mulder as new caps in the Standard Bank Proteas squad for the first two Sunfoil Test matches against Australia to be played next month.

They take the places of Andile Phehlukwayo and Chris Morris from the squad that played against India.

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India women seal T20 series with comprehensive victory at Newlands

India clinched the Cricket South Africa (CSA) Women’s T20 series with an emphatic, 54-run victory over the Momentum Proteas at PPC Newlands on Saturday. They concluded their outing with a 3-1 win after the fourth match was washed out in Centurion on Wednesday.

Mithali Raj was the Player of the Match and the Player of the Series after she hit a 50-ball 62 runs (8x4s, 3x6s), following up on her back-to-back half-centuries in the first two matches of the series. She, along with Jemimah Rodrigues (44 off 34 balls) and Harmanpreet Kaur (27* off 17) set up the visitors’ competitive 166/4 after they were put in to bat first.

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New Zealand boost spin options for ODIs against England

Ish Sodhi will be part of an extended 14-man squad for New Zealand's opening two ODIs against England in Hamilton and Mount Maunganui.

The BLACKCAPS have added the third spin option to an otherwise unchanged squad from the one that took on Pakistan last month. Sodhi comes in with good form, while also considering both Mitchell Santner and Todd Astle have missed games though injury recently.

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Klaasen magic helps Proteas square T20 Series against India

A maiden 50 by Heinrich Klaasen and an excellent finishing job by JP Duminy paved the way for the Standard Bank Proteas to level their T20 International Series 1-1 against India after a six-wicket win at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Wednesday night.

Chasing a tough 189 for victory, the hosts reached their target with eight deliveries to spare and in the process ensured that Saturday’s final match of the tour will decide the outcome of the three-match contest.

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Bhuvi, Shikhar help India take 1-0 series lead

Bhuvneshwar Kumar put the finishes touches to what has been an outstanding tour for the lower-order all-rounder as he claimed his first five-wicket haul to round off India’s 28-run victory over South Africa at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on Sunday.

India proved to be far too ring-wise for the inexperienced South African line-up to go 1-0 up in the three-match KFC T20 International Series which forms part of the celebration of the centenary anniversary of the founding Father of the Country, Nelson Mandela.

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