On a roll after making the semifinals, Kings XI Punjab would aim to keep the winning run going when they take on South Africa's Cape Cobras in a Group B encounter of the Oppo Champions League here on Sunday.
Aiden Blizzard played a blistering knock as Hobart Hurricanes beat Cape Cobras by six wickets in a group league encounter of the Champions League T20, to keep their hopes of qualifying for the semi-final alive.
Pacemen Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel have been added to the South African one-day international squad for a triangular series involving hosts Zimbabwe and Australia starting on Monday, but Vernon Philander misses out with a hamstring injury.
Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara has regained the number-one Test batting spot in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen while there was some good news for India as Ravichandran Ashwin moved to the top of the all-rounder`s list.
South Africa coach Russell Domingo on Saturday denied his team was earning a reputation for ball tampering after Vernon Philander become the second bowler in the last nine months to be fined for the offence.
South African coach Russell Domingo has defended pace bowler Vernon Philander despite his second consecutive underwhelming series against Australia, saying that Philander had been a `phenomenal player` for South Africa for more than a year for which he should be cut some slack for his poor show in `just three quietish Tests`.
Australian captain Michael Clarke reportedly admitted that he had been out of order following a heated exchange with South Africa`s Vernon Philander during the closing stages of their third and final Test at Newlands .
Dale Steyn, the world`s number one test bowler, says his team mate Morne Morkel will be the player to watch when South Africa play Australia in the series-deciding third test starting at Newlands on Saturday.
The South African management has slammed Australian opener David Warner for his comments questioning whether the hosts were acting within the limits with scuffing of the ball in their second Test victory, which was secured with devastating reverse swing bowling.
South African bowler Dale Steyn has reportedly returned to the No.1 position on the ICC rankings for Test bowlers following Australia`s 281-run victory over South Africa in the first of the three-Test series.