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Morkel vows to banish his ‘bitter’ no ball demons

South Africa fast bowler Morne Morkel has said claiming the wickets of Australian batsmen Ed Cowan and Michael Clarke on no ball deliveries in the drawn Gabba Test was a bitter pill to swallow.

Morkel planning ‘barrage of bouncers’ to hassle ‘in form’ Clarke

South African fast bowler Morne Morkel has said they are planning to bowl plenty of short deliveries to Australian batsmen, especially in from Michael Clarke, in the second Test match at Adelaide in a desperate bid to safeguard their world number one status.

Proteas fuming after new book by staffer brands them ‘losers, chokers’

South African players are infuriated at being branded losers and chokers by one of their staff in a book that could shake their Australian tour.

Amla finds Oz sledging tactics ‘amusing’

South Africa batsman Hashim Amla has said he finds Australian bowlers’ ruthless sledging tactics amusing, and added that it doesn’t affect him a bit.

‘Fiery’ South African pacers don’t scare me: Quiney

Rob Quiney, who will bat at No.3 against the Proteas, has said that South African pacers Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander will not be able scare him as he prepares for his Test debut at the Gabba.