“I’m hoping to stay involved with the T20 team right through the World Cup,” Hussey says. “It is a fantastic environment, I really like that the guys work so hard and there is some real excitement about the tournament that will be on our doorstep. … [Read more...] about Mike Hussey hails ‘focused and driven’ Australia ahead of South Africa series
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Bashir Saleh, on Interpol's wanted list for his former role as a aide to Muammar Gaddafi, is travelling freely in South Africa, according to a report in the local press. He even allegedly attended the governing African National Congress's centenary celebrations and a recent summit of the Brics emerging economies. … [Read more...] about ‘Gaddafi’s banker’ Bashir Saleh seen in South Africa
“It was a good win. We were under the pump early with van Niekerk and Lee getting them off to a good start and I thought our bowlers did an excellent job at taking wickets quickly and slowing them down towards the back end. We looked like we would be chasing a lot more than we were," Lanning said. … [Read more...] about Women’s T20 World Cup: Australia fight back against South Africa, Sri Lanka stun England
South Africa continue to tread water between the top tier of T20I teams and the more middling performers and this tournament could be used as a yardstick to measure their progress. On paper, they have all the ingredients of a strong T20I outfit: big-hitters like Laura Wolvaardt and innings builders like Mignon du Preez, fast-bowlers like Shabnim Ismail and consistent containers like Masabata Klaas and they even have a mystery spinner in Suné Luus. But at this event, their level of skill will be secondary to their ability to deal with pressure, and they should now have the experience to handle it well. Six of the 15-member squad have been on the international stage for more than 10 years and four others for more than five. The rest of the group form a strong succession line which bodes well for this competition and they will want the results to reflect that. … [Read more...] about Experienced core gives South Africa hope of knockouts
More on South Sudan: Salva Kiir: The president in a cowboy hat 'Soldiers will kill you for no reason' 'I spent days hiding in a swamp' Although the peace initiative failed, Mr Machar - now married to South Sudanese politician Angelina Teny - was impressive as a mediator. … [Read more...] about Riek Machar: South Sudan warlord turned peacemaker?