India vs Australia: Spin or seam? MS Dhoni & Co confident of passing Sydney test
India vs Australia: Spin or seam? MS Dhoni & Co confident of passing Sydney test

India will go into Thursday`s World Cup semi-final against Australia in Sydney confident of success irrespective of whether the wicket took turn or assisted fast bowlers, opener Rohit Sharma said.

ICC World Cup 2015: Australia face Xavier Doherty dilemma ahead of semi-final
ICC World Cup 2015: Australia face Xavier Doherty dilemma ahead of semi-final

With two confident teams going head-to-head in a blockbuster World Cup semi-final on Thursday, it could be the tiniest misjudgement, the smallest detail that decides whether Australia or India emerge triumphant.

Pace will be ace for Proteas against New Zealand: Ricky Ponting
Pace will be ace for Proteas against New Zealand: Ricky Ponting

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting on Monday said South Africa should consider unleashing an all-out pace assault against New Zealand in the semifinal of the Cricket World Cup on Tuesday.

Imran Tahir`s manic celebrations a mystery to him
Imran Tahir`s manic celebrations a mystery to him

South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir was at a loss to explain his frenzied wicket-taking celebrations after helping bowl the Proteas to a nine-wicket World Cup quarter-final win over Sri Lanka.

Cricket World Cup 2015: Grateful Imran Tahir happy to repay South Africa
Cricket World Cup 2015: Grateful Imran Tahir happy to repay South Africa

South Africa stormed into the semi-final of the World Cup on Wednesday and nobody was more pleased than their Pakistan-born spinner Imran Tahir who was delighted to perform for his adopted country.

ICC World Cup 2015: South Africa beat Sri Lanka to enter semis

Spinners Imran Tahir and hat-trick man Jean-Paul Duminy shared seven wickets between them to help a clinical South Africa outplay an unusually hapless Sri Lanka by 9 wickets and enter the cricket World Cup semi-finals, here on Wednesday.

ICC Cricket World Cup: South Africa crush listless Sri Lanka by 9 wickets to enter semis
ICC Cricket World Cup: South Africa crush listless Sri Lanka by 9 wickets to enter semis

Spinners Imran Tahir and hat-trick man Jean-Paul Duminy shared seven wickets between them to help a clinical South Africa outplay an unusually hapless Sri Lanka by 9 wickets and enter the cricket World Cup semi-finals, here on Wednesday.

ICC World Cup: No tons for Misbah-ul-Haq as he makes 5,000 ODI runs
ICC World Cup: No tons for Misbah-ul-Haq as he makes 5,000 ODI runs

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq became the first batsman to score 5,000 one-day international runs without any individual century when he reached the landmark against South Africa in a World Cup match in Auckland on Saturday.

ICC World Cup: AB de Villiers 'best of century', says Imran Tahir
ICC World Cup: AB de Villiers 'best of century', says Imran Tahir

South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir described captain AB de Villiers as "the best player of the century" after the skipper smashed a whirlwind, undefeated 162 against the West Indies at the World Cup.

Sporting a mohawk, Virat Kohli feasts on spinners at nets ahead of crucial South Africa clash
Sporting a mohawk, Virat Kohli feasts on spinners at nets ahead of crucial South Africa clash

His mohawk hairdo caught the eye as much as his wide range of shots, but Virat Kohli was focus personified while feasting on the spinners at the nets here on Friday, as India geared up to take on a traditionally pace-heavy South Africa in their next cricket World Cup match.

3rd ODI: South Africa crush West Indies by nine wickets, win series
3rd ODI: South Africa crush West Indies by nine wickets, win series

West Indies tour of South Africa hit a new low on Wednesday when they were bundled out for 122 in under 34 overs to lose the third one-day international by nine wickets at Buffalo Park.

Chris Gayle forces West Indies to victory over South Africa in first T20
Chris Gayle forces West Indies to victory over South Africa in first T20

Chris Gayle blazed a half-century off 17 balls to power West Indies to a four-wicket victory over South Africa in the first Twenty20 international at Newlands on Friday.

South Africa vs West Indies: Ramdin leads fightback after Harmer triple
South Africa vs West Indies: Ramdin leads fightback after Harmer triple

Debutant off-spinner Simon Harmer took three wickets before West Indian captain Denesh Ramdin led a fightback against South Africa on the first day of the third and final Test at Newlands on Friday.

Imran Tahir in as Robin Peterson becomes latest injury casualty
Imran Tahir in as Robin Peterson becomes latest injury casualty

Left-arm slow bowler Robin Peterson has become the latest player ruled out of the ongoing test series between South Africa and West Indies after he was injured in practice on Tuesday.

South African spinner Imran Tahir in doubt for fourth ODI
South African spinner Imran Tahir in doubt for fourth ODI

South Africa could be without frontline spin bowler Imran Tahir for the fourth one-dayer against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground after he injured his knee in the 73-run defeat in Canberra on Wednesday.

Tri series: South Africa vs Australia - Preview
Tri series: South Africa vs Australia - Preview

South Africa will look to extract an advantage from their superior spin stocks when they take on a hard-hitting Australian side in the second match of a triangular series in Harare on Wednesday. Number 1 ranked Australia issued a statement of intent on Monday when they crushed Zimbabwe by 198 runs in the series opener, exhibiting a greater degree of ruthlessness than South Africa did in winning a three-match one-day series against the hosts in Bulawayo last week.

Hampshire re-sign South African leggie Imran Tahir

Eyeing a promotion to the top flight after three years, English county club Hampshire have re-signed South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir for a short-contract subject to visa clearance.

Hashim Amla`s 15th ODI ton leads South Africa to victory

Hashim Amla`s 15th one-day international hundred guided South Africa to a comfortable 93-run victory in the first game of a three-match series against Zimbabwe, here on Sunday.

Dane Piedt excels on test cricket debut, says more to come

Dane Piedt became the second South African in 126 years to take a wicket with his first ball in test cricket but said it was not his most memorable scalp of the day and that he could have played better.

South Africa secure draw against Sri Lanka to reclaim top test ranking

South Africa reclaimed top spot in cricket`s test rankings after grimly hanging on for a draw in the second and final test against Sri Lanka on Monday to win the series 1-0.