We are making sure we are prepared for the worst against India, says South Africa’s Qui



T20 series will be start  on sep15 on Dharmasala

South Africa batsman Quinton de Kock doesn’t want his team to lose sleep over an expected spin threat but warned the players to “prepare for the worst” during their tour of India this month
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three test series will be beginning on October 2.at Visakhapatnam with frist game

 “From our side‚ what we are going to do is to make sure that we prepare for the worst,
 said De Kock, who will be leading the T20 side in the absence of Faf du Plessis
.
“To be honest‚ I don’t know what we are going to get

. In T20s I don’t think it will spin that much because in the IPL they prepare pretty good wickets.
“But Test matches are a different story and it could end up turning on day one.
 It is more of a mental thing and not being caught up too much on whether it is spinning or not‚ that is what it boils down to
.
india tour of last four years ago after  after South Africa lost 0-3 in the Test series in their

 The Tests at Mohali and Nagpur didn’t last five days with the South Africa batsmen falling prey to the Indian spinners

. In fact, the Nagpur pitch had received ‘poor’ rating from the ICC.
“The last time we were there‚ guys didn’t really expect those type of surfaces but this time around we will have a little bit of head start about that‚” De Kock said.

“We will keep our eyes open and make sure that we are a little bit better than last time. I am not sure if they are going to prepare similar or better wickets than the last time we were there.”

A Steve Smith continued his outstanding Ashes formAshes 2019: ‘He missed a trick’ – Nasser Hussain questions Joe Root’s decision-making in Manchester Test

  Steve Smith continued his outstanding Ashes form,
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 striking an unbeaten 60 as Australia recovered from another failure by their openers to reach 170-3 at the close of the rain-affected opening day
striking from Austraila between to openers 170-3
Former England captain Nasser Hussain hit out at current skipper Joe Root and questioned his decision-making after the first day of the fourth Ashes Test at Old Trafford in Manchester on Wednesday
England capitan joe root was aquestioned after frist day of the Ashes test at old trafford
. Steve Smith continued his outstanding Ashes form, striking an unbeaten 60 as Australia recovered from another failure by their openers to reach 170-3 at the close of the rain-affected opening day.
striking from Austraila between to openers 170-3  and another batsmen was failure so due to rain  affected from frist day
 Hussain stated the England missed a trick by not having a go at Smith, who put on 116 for the third wicket with Marnus Labuschagne before the latter was bowled by a beautiful delivery from Craig Overton for 67
England has missed a trick by not having at smith and third wicket with joing score 116 so that time beautiful wicket Marnus and  beautiful deliver
‘After everything that happened at Headingley
, it all just felt a bit flat out there,” Hussain wrote in column for Daily Mail.
 “After the adrenaline rush Ben Stokes had given English cricket, you just wanted someone to charge in at Steve Smith. Australia’s best player is back in the side, and he didn’t really get a working-over.”
“I would question the decision-making that led him (Jofra Archer) to bowl only seven deliveries to Smith in the morning session
, when England had an opening because of the two early wickets claimed by Stuart Broad.”
“Joe Root had two options
. He could have bowled Archer for a longer first spell than the five overs he gave him, or he could have brought him back after Broad had finished his first spell.
 But he did neither,” Hussain adde
“And at no point did Root appear to ask him to go at Smith with bouncers from round the wicket for three or four overs.
 It just felt as if England didn’t quite read the situation. It didn’t help that, as a group, they bowled poorly too.”
Ominously for England, Smith, who has two centuries and a 92 to his name in the series, looked as if he had never been away as he calmly dealt with Joe Root’s attack.
 Travis Head was unbeaten on 18 at the close. The series is tied a 1-1 with two tests remaining and victory for the Australians would ensure they retain the urn.

India vs West Indies: Ravi Shastri turns presenter again in ‘date with Bob Marley’ - WATCH
Indian cricket team head coach Ravi Shastri refreshed his memories on his visit to the Bob Marley museum in Jamaica ahead of the second Test match against West Indies,
Ravi shastri is head of the coach indian cricket team  he is visit the Bob marlry museum in jamaica
 starting Friday Test match start India vs West Indies at night 7 pm
. Shastri was accompanied by India’s bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R. Sridhar.
Shastri turned a presenter,
 a role he was famous for before becoming the India head coach, in a video shared on the official twitter handle of BCCI.
 “When you are in Kingston, Jamaica, one place you must see -- the museum of the legend who put Jamaica on the map more than any other individual -- Bob Marley,” Shastri says in a typical West Indies accent.



Ace India boxer Mary Kom anMary Kom, Son Heung Min namedThe Chief Minister of Selangor, Y.A.B. Tuan Haji Amirudin Shari,

 gave away the trophies to the winners’ representatives from various countries. AIPS Asia, the organisation representing sportswriters in Asia since 1978,
 announced the winners at the end of the Selangor International Sports Summit which was a collaboration with the state of Selangor,
 located on the west coast of Malaysia.
Six-time world champion Mary Kom picked up the Best Female Athlete Award following her exploits in the Asian women’s boxing scene.

 The 36-year-old flyweight boxer is the only woman boxer to have won a medal in seven world championships.
 best Asian athletesAce india


When the ICC announced the World Test Championship, they believed that it would add more context to Test matches and that it would draw viewers to enjoy the longest format. 6 matches down the line and we can already see the impact of the points system. On any given bilateral series, New Zealand would not have pushed for a victory like they did against Sri Lanka and on any given normal bilateral series, a drawn Test at Lord’s would not have skewed as many eyebrows.
As things stand now, India lead the points table with 60 points and for someone who manages to take a fleeting glance at the table, is bound to have few questions up his sleeve. India are then followed by New Zealand, Sri Lanka, England and Australia - all these teams have won 1 match each. However, while New Zealand and Sri Lanka are level on points with India, both Australia and England – who have played three matches – have all but 32 points to show for all the drama unfolding at the Ashes.



Mumbai all-rounder Shivam Dube’s big-hitting prowess was well complemented by senior international Yuzvendra Chahal’s five-wicket haul as India A comfortably beat South Africa A by 69 runs in the first unofficial One Day encounter of the five-match series here on Thursday.
The muscular Dube smashed an unbeaten 79 off 60 balls that included a half a dozen of sixes and three boundaries which took India’s score to 327 for 6 in 47 overs. His whirlwind seventh partnership of 121 off 71 balls with Axar Patel (60 no off 36 balls) gave Indian total an imposing look.
In reply, Chahal warmed up nicely for the upcoming international assignments with figures of 5 for 47 as South Africa were all-out for 258 in 45 overs despite Reeza Hendricks’ century. Hendricks’s 110 off 108 balls went in vain as the Proteas weren’t exactly comfortable with the slow nature of the tracks. Wicketkeeper-batsmen Heinrich Klaasen (58, 43 balls, 4 fours, 3 sixes) and Khaya Zondo (30) were the only other batsmen to make notable contributions as Chahal kept the SA ‘A’ batsmen in check.