Read latest Sports News for today

HOME TAG

INDIA VS SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa to be played without fans

Indias series in South Africa to be played without fans, say CSA

  • Dec 23, 2021
  • pitchhigh
  • 373

CSA said that the decision of the tour South Africa to be played without fans from a Covid-risk perspective.South African cricket said Monday that the India South Africa Series, starting with Test Boxing Day at Centurion on December 26, will be played without spectators due to the COVID-19 situation in the country.South Africa last week reported a record number of daily Covid-19 cases in the fourth wave, which is believed to be the main cause of the Omicron variant.South Africa to be played without fans“Unfortunately, CSA would like to inform the most ardent cricket fans, as well as all sports fans, that due to the increase in COVID cases worldwide and the fourth wave locally, both cricket authorities have decided to announce the launch of A Making a joint decision for the sake of safety and the tour not to offer tickets to India against Proteas Prasad.He added, "This decision was taken to avoid any violations that could jeopardize the Tour from a COVID risk standpoint and also maintain a risk-free environment."The CSA is investigating several alternative public offerings. The series takes place amid a growing threat of COVID-19 cases after the Omicron case surfaced last month. The country has seen a sudden increase in the number of cases in recent weeks. The tour was already in great doubt due to the prevailing situation but the boards of directors of both countries agreed to move forward.On Sunday, the CSA postponed the remaining rounds of the four-day franchise series, the country's main national competition, as a precaution due to COVID-19 concerns.Visitors who arrived here on December 16 are staying at the Irene Lodge, a resort entirely dedicated to them by the CSA to ensure a strict biological bubble is maintained throughout the chain.The third round will be held in Cape Town starting January 11th. This series is part of the new ICC World Trials Championship."...are able to enjoy an environment, while still adhering to high-security measures and fulfilling their duty of care," the council said.The decision was made after much deliberation, Foletsi Moscicki“We are aware of the interest expressed by fans and other stakeholders in being able to return to the stadium and would like to assure all cricket fans that this decision was not made lightly, but in the best interests of the sport for the health and safety of all customers,” said Muteki., acting CEO of CSA, said.Also Read - IPL 2022 Retention: Quick Recap

best chance to win in South Africa

Team India's best chance to win in South Africa | PITCHIGH

  • Dec 24, 2021
  • pitchhigh
  • 437

For a country with long memories of watching its fighters revolt at high speeds while playing outside, a photo of Alan Donald Scorcher defending Sachin Tendulkar in a Boxing Day Test in Kingsmead, Durban in 1996 after being battered. Two incisions on all fours through cap and tip still hurt.India was in awe of scoring 100 and 66 in the two rounds in three days. Venkatesh Prasad's brilliant 10-point tour was a footnote."Forget the rhino, save India," shouted a banner in Protea's hand at the booth.However, as Indian fans, we are good at finding the antidote to painful losses. In it, the two sections stand out as countermeasures to Donald's hegemony.Back to Kingsmead. Then, San Esteban Day Test. Second in the series 2010-2011. South Africa, chasing the 303 for victory, we're riding steady at 123-3 as Ashwell Prince and Jacques Kallis build a partnership. Enter S Sreesanth. The hobo and the wizard. He made a delivery that was mounted from the length and saw Kallis turning into a high jump to stop him. The ball came out of his gloves and headed towards Verinder Sehwag. The hosts collapsed and India tied the chain.2018 cut in Johannesburg, the third test between India and South Africa. The number of times members of the two teams traveled in the middle to check on the well-being of the batter was almost greater than in the stands.Michael Holding of the West Indies ranked the launch at number 2 out of 100 and one comment described it as "ridiculous." Holding demanded the referees cancel the match.India did not have any of these. Between Lord's 2014 and Wanderer's 2018, he only won Tests in Asia and the West Indies. They were thirsty for "blood". South Africa's Jaspreet Poumrah hit Dean Elgar (who scored 86 points in the second half) in the helmet. South was amazed. This version did the job of rocking the South African locker room. From 124/2, chasing 241, South Africa was eliminated for 177, with Mohamed Elshamy making a frenzy from 5 to 28 innings. The backbone of Team India, led by Kohli, has grown.In a way, the 2018 Johannesburg Test, which India won by 63 runs, was the benchmark for the way Kohli and Shastri played abroad. In that series, they were in good shape in Cape Town and Centurion to win, but faltered at crucial moments, as they did in England later in 2018.Instead of staying ahead and playing catchy cricket, he might have attacked too much and run dribbling.South Africa has always been a difficult place for Indians to visit. Speed and bounce like Australia. But unlike Australia, they don't attack all the time.They frustrate you with impunity, and after you score enough, they will kill.Many believe that the Indian team that is currently on tour in South Africa has the best chance of winning the Frontier Final. South Africa is a place where India has not won a series. They were close in 2010-11 when they drew 1-1 and were in the winning position in Cape Town in Test 3, but the unimaginable MS captain Dhoni let the hosts escape.No Indian leader has invested in speed and aggression quite as much as Kohli. From the Johannesburg test in 2018, the following individuals lost their names in South Africa: Hashem Amla, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis, Vernon Philander, and Morne Morkel.India still has the core of the team that competed in 2018 and has an arsenal of bowling not only to offside, but also to frustrate and do well to catch up, despite the poor mid-level performance.When the ball stops swinging, Indian bowlers have the mentality of throwing the stem to the stump with two middle wickets, a square leg, only two slips, a circular field in the offside zone, waiting for the hack, and then forward. throat.Regardless of Omicron, South Africa was hit by racial scandals and an exodus of good cricketers who accepted Kolpak's deals in search of a better life in the UK or New Zealand.Cricketers like Sunil Gavaskar, Zuhair Khan, Dinesh Karthik, But South African captain Elgar fired the first warning shot. "I'd rather be in my locker room than in India knowing they have to face the bowlers." and Harbhajan Singh feels this is India's best chance to win in South Africa.Also Read -  Indias series in South Africa to be played without fans, say CSA

india vs south africa t20

Team India's likely 15-member squad for South Africa ODIs

  • Dec 27, 2021
  • pitchhigh
  • 623

 ODIs India Squad vs SATeam India will square off against South Africa in a three-match ODI series following the Test matches. Rohit Sharma is likely to be fit for the series and is expected to kick off his full-time ODI captaincy stint in SA. Before the team announcement, here's a look at India's likely 15-member squad for the South Africa ODIsThe South African tour of India got off to a positive start for the visiting team, as they finished the first day with a score of 272/3. Aside from the Kuala Lumpur Rahul century, Ajinkya Rahane's return to form was one of the most significant highlights of the first day of Centurion's trial. Team India has to do a total of 3 Tests and most ODIs in the round.As the testing series continues, members of the ODI team will be arriving in Rainbow Country next week. The three ODI matches in the series will take place on January 19, 21, and 23. As BCCI prepares to announce the series' ODI team, here's a look at the potential 15-player Team India lineup:OpenersRohit Sharma is likely to open the operation in South Africa alongside his longtime colleague, Shekhar Dhawan. Dhawan has now lost his place in the T20I but did well in the ODI format in 2021. He also led India's team in six white-ball matches against Sri Lanka and is set to tour South Africa.Ruturaj Gaikwad is ready to be rewarded for his bravery in the 2021 FIFA World Cup and Vijay Hazari Cup. The right-hander won the Orange Cup in IPL 2021 with 635 points. He scored 603 runs in just 5 matches in the Vijay Hazar Cup. His novel included 4 centuries.Middle-orderFormer captain Virat Kohli has confirmed his readiness for the ODI series at Presser and will be put on top of Suryakumar Yadav and Shreyas Iyer and is expected to hit both players. The Chosen Ones announced a squad of 15 men. KL Rahul is now reaching middle-ranking in the ODIs and will continue to hold the second position.All-roundersLike Ruturaj, Venkatesh Iyer has also submitted his IPL form in national cricket and is set to make his way to the ODI team. The 27-year-old scored 379 points in 6 matches and took 9 wickets for Madhya Pradesh in the Vijay Hazari Cup. It covers two and a half centuries.If fit, Axar Patel is a strong contender to be included in the team, while Shardul Thakur is now also a regular member of Team India.BowlersJaspreet Bumrah will lead a speed attack that is likely to include Bhoveneshwar Kumar and Muhammad Shami. Harshal Patel and Deepak Shahar can be included in the list of reserve players. Chahar is already on the waiting list for the ongoing series of auditions.R Ashwin, who has not played in an ODI since 2017, is said to be returning. According to Cricbuzz, Ashwin will likely be rewarded in the form of his own T20I. Yosvendra Chahal must retain her place in the team.Team India's likely 15-member team for South Africa ODIs: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav/Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra ChahalALSO READ -  Indias series in South Africa to be played without fans, say CSA

today sports news

SA Vs IND, 1st Test: India Beat South Africa To Create History

  • Dec 31, 2021
  • pitchhigh
  • 483

In the end, there was no raucous celebration, no wild punches, and no moving screams as the Indian team crushed Fort Centurion on just 12 balls in Thursday's second session. It looks like the world's number one test team is now accustomed to wearing the look of excellence away from home.Instead, it was gratifying to see winning sprinter Jaspreet Bumrah run into Virat Kohli's style and pat him on the back. Kohli responded, as she usually does, with a dismissive smile, her way of showing hard-to-get pride.SCORECARD | AS IT HAPPENEDProgress is measured by milestones, and Thursday's 113-race victory over South Africa in the first round is a huge step forward. India's first test win in this stronghold for the home team (South Africa has now the year began with a Raising Voices Revolution victory, another victory at Gabba in Brisbane, and a three-hole victory at Ft. India has the only other example of winning four events outside of Asia in a calendar year, as in 2018, after victories at Lord's, The Oval and now Centurion. "It's always a difficult place to play and we have to be precise," Kohli said.st, only three of the 27 Tests here, and have never lost to an Asian team before) is a sure sign that Virat Kohli-il's team are poor travelers. Keep traditional beliefsIt's a cycle that started off the shores of South Africa in 2018 and took the team's rapid battery development into a well-tuned lethal machine full circle. India has yearned for such amazing wealth for generations. They are clearly in a hurry now to make adjustments.Bhumrha, Mohamed El Shami (8/107 per match), and Mohamed Siraj are three unique examples of India's fast bowling art. Bumrah, Twisted, Apprentice, Whip, Biomechanics nightmare, can use folding and the ball will move at high speed. He can magically work as he did with India before the wicket lunch for Dean Elgar on the last day of a tough phase of the match, sending van der Dussen off the day before.Elgar (77 of 156 balls; 12 x 4) made a positive start and with South Africa advancing, there were moments of doubt. Was the second entry into India sufficient? Why did the court not act as it did on the fourth day? Enter the Bumrah and the infamous Centurion Rift. Bowling ball low and fast, and Elgar went too far and lost his sight. With this lbw, the South African resistance evaporated.Bhumrha was the first to successfully transfer his skills from short formats to the test arena and pave the way for the likes of Siraj. “We talked about it in the locker room. He didn’t throw Bumrah too much in the first rounds (he twisted his ankle), it allowed the SA to get 40 again. We had a lot of confidence in our bowlers to get the job done,” Kohli said. Indian Cricket Over the past 4-5 years, the bowling unit has played an important role. The way these people play together, our team is in difficult situations,” Kohli said.Then there is Shami, according to Kohli "among the top three bowlers in the world". It's impossible to judge Shami when she's at her climax. “For me, he is one of the top three fast shooters in the world right now,” Kohli said. "His strong wrists, his put-together, his ability to beat lengthwise consistently... He's totally world-class." Shammy, who had already kicked Elgar out of his bowling alley, fixed it by shooting Mulder and Jensen in a late stitching position.India can win easily despite being tired out all day, and that is something they will appreciate. In terms of game and surface nature, KL Rahul's first roles turned out to be the deciding factor, as Dean Elgar acknowledged. Here again, it was the difference between the two fast attacks that came to the fore. India's fast bowling has ensured that South Africa is eliminated under 200 for only the third time in each half since they entered international cricket. Meanwhile, Rabada, Ngidi, and Mulder were inconsistent that first morning and were guilty of not getting the hitters to play enough on a quiet surface.Also, Read -  Sports Calendar 2022 | World Sporting Event Calendar

KL Rahul captaining

Virat Kohli Isnt Included In The Indian Playing XI For 2nd Test vs SA

  • Jan 04, 2022
  • pitchhigh
  • 338

India Test captain Virat Kohli missed the second Test match of the three-match series against South Africa at Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on January 3, 2022. Instead, Kuala Lumpur Rahul led the Indian team, who was appointed as their deputy. In the absence of Captain Rohit Sharma, who is absent from the series due to injury.Virat Kohli led the Indian team to a famous test win in the opening match at Supersport Park in Centurion, which India won by 113 runs to lead the series 1-0. Kohli's centuries streak and low scores continued in Test 1 as well, scoring just 35 and 18 points in the two rounds at Centurion.Commentators were curious how and why Virat Kohli wasn't ready for the launch and instead KL Rahul went on to launch with South African captain Dean Elgar in the middle. KL Rahul won the lottery and decided to hit first and the first question was asked about Virat Kohli and why he wasn't this brilliant captain and legendary hitter in match XI."Unfortunately, Virat has experienced a lower back contracture and is expected to recover for the next test," KL Rahul was quoted by ESPNcricinfo as saying.The dream of every Indian player is to be the captain of his country. We are really honored and looking forward to this challenge. We've had some good victories here and hopefully, we can continue like this. Hanuma Vihari has replaced Virat. Only one change. All in all, it was a good test on Centurion. We did well as a team and we are very excited about this match.”Virat Kohli was due to play his 100th test match in Cape Town for the third match of the series and now, with Johannesburg out of the test match, his 100th test match will likely be played in front of a home crowd when hosts India Sri Lanka. Lanka for a series of tests in February and March.Meanwhile, Dean Elgar also revealed two changes to the South African squad, with Kyle Verne replacing Quinton de Kock, who retired from Tests after the Centurion match, and Duane Olivier to replace Vian Mulder in South Africa.Also Read -  IND VS SA, 2nd Test: New year, new hope for struggling Virat Kohli