Not a natural leader, admits Root ahead of captaincy debut - ABP LIVE

Johannesburg [South Africa], June 30 (ANI): England Test skipper Joe Root, who will be beginning his captaincy career with the four-match series against South Africa, has admitted of not being a natural leader. He, however, said that the time spent ...

England name squad for first Test against South Africa - ECB.co.uk

England have named a 12-man squad for the first Investec Test match against South Africa starting at Lord's on Thursday 6 July 2017. Middlesex seamer Toby Roland-Jones, who made his ODI debut in June at Lord's against Ireland, is the only uncapped ...

England recall Gary Ballance to face South Africa at Lord's as Yorkshire team-mate Joe Root stamps his mark as captain - Daily Mail

Joe Root has signalled the start of a new era for English cricket by successfully pushing for the recall of his Yorkshire team-mate Gary Ballance ahead of next week's first Test against South Africa at Lord's. With Hampshire's slow left-armer Liam ...

Gary Ballance recalled by England but out of sorts Haseeb Hameed overlooked - Telegraph.co.uk

Gary Ballance has been recalled by England to bat at number three but Haseeb Hameed has been omitted from the squad for the first Test against South Africa next week. Ballance's call up has been expected ever since he started the season strongly for ...

Gary Ballance recalled to England side to face South Africa on recommendation of Joe Root - The Sun

GARY BALLANCE has been recalled by England for the First Test on the recommendation of new skipper Joe Root. Yorkshire left-hander Ballance will bat at No3 against South Africa at Lord's on Thursday but Mark Stoneman – widely touted to make his ...

Smith 'uneasy' about Proteas chances in test series - Eyewitness News

South Africa has had a tough tour of England thus far in the limited overs formats, losing both the ODI and T20 series against the hosts. FILE: Former Proteas captain Graeme Smith addresses a press conference in Cape Town. Picture: EWN. Proteas ...

EXCLUSIVE: Russell Domingo reapplies, interviewed for Proteas job - Independent Online

JOHANNESBURG – Russell Domingo was among the candidates interviewed by Cricket South Africa this week, Independent Media understands. Tell a friend. It is believed Domingo, who rejoined the South African squad in England on Friday, did 'reapply' ...

England consider batting order ahead of first Test against South Africa - South Wales Argus

England will name the first Test squad of Joe Root's captaincy reign on Saturday, with changes afoot at the top of the batting order. Root was appointed as Alastair Cook's successor in February but, with white-ball cricket dominating the early part of ...

The AB saga needs to be put to bed ASAP - Citizen

Here we go again, AB de Villiers will meet the national cricket bosses over his international future in August and we're all suppose to hold our breath until then. Frankly, I'm so gatvol of this never-ending saga that I simply couldn't give a flying ...

England v South Africa Test series talking points - Bradford Telegraph and Argus

England return to Test action next week when they start their four-match series against South Africa at Lord's. Joe Root takes charge of the Test side for the first time since replacing Alastair Cook as skipper, and here we look at the major talking ...

Smith: “South Africa need to find some rhythm and confidence” - BBC News

Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith hopes South Africa 'get it together' ahead of the first test against England at Lord's. The former batsman also said that England's captain Joe Root shouldn't be feeling the pressure of captaincy just yet ...

Proteas in for tough Test series - eNCA

File: If the Proteas' recent performances are anything to go by, they could face an uphill battle against the English. Photo: AFP/ Indranil Mukherjee. LONDON - The Proteas would find themselves locked in a battle this time next week, as they start ...

Why quitting the longer format of the game makes sense for AB de Villiers - India.com

De Villiers has played 106 Tests for South Africa, during which he has amassed 8074 runs at a stunning average of 50.46. By Manoj Narayan | Published: June 30, 2017 3:30 PM IST Email. 0 Shares. Facebook share; Twitter share; Share on Google+ · Share ...

Quinton de Kock's outstanding Test run - ESPN.co.uk

Over the next six weeks, South Africa will look to right what has so far been a pretty disappointing tour to England for all their teams: they lost the ODI series and the T20I series by 2-1 margins, were knocked out disappointingly early in the ...

England v South Africa preview in numbers - Cricket.co.uk

As England prepare to begin their four-Test series against South Africa on July 6, Press Association Sport previews the clash in numbers. 1 - home Test series won by England against South Africa since the latter's readmission to Test cricket in 1991.

Giving up the captaincy, a thorny thread from Ganguly to AB - Wisden India (blog)

AB de Villiers is loved, admired, revered and respected the world over. Wherever he goes, he is the object of much interest and attention, his unique blend of the orthodox and the unthinkable making for an arresting, scarcely believable concoction.

Richards calls on De Villiers to quit captaincy - Pakistan Observer

LONDON- South Africa great Barry Richards believes AB de Villiers should give up the Proteas one-day captaincy if he decides to prolong his international career. One of the outstanding batsmen of his generation, the 33-year-old de Villiers headed home ...