"For us, our focus is on moving forward and trying to get the wins on the board and send a message to everyone that the World Cup is in our backyard and we want to be a team to be beaten." … [Read more...] about Warner not expecting friction between Australia and South Africa
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The absence of Dottin was felt severely, while captain Stafanie Taylor also missed a lot of the action - opting out of the Pakistan tour and then missing the India games due to injury. Hayley Mathews made a hundred against Ireland, but then had to miss the Australia T20Is due to a disciplinary ban, before returning against India and fairing pretty well with the ball, although her batting was a let-down. The intermittent availability of these three players, around whom most of West Indies' recent success has been built, has proved a big handicap. Their reunion for the mega-event is the only thing that presents them with any hope. … [Read more...] about WT20 World Cup Group B: Time for South Africa to soar?
"It's just words". Really? Sportsmen and psychopaths are alike, in that they have borderline delusional levels of self-confidence. They just know where to turn a blind eye. Steven Smith is back in South Africa - and he is as precise in handpicking his delusions as he is with picking out which balls deserve his ludicrous leave. On a Friday evening, when the Bull ring is intoxicated with beer and boerewors, looking for a place to dump the frustration of a tough work week, they'll find fresh meat in Smith. And gluttony will rear its ugly head, as the happy-go-lucky genius hops around, without a care in the world other than feeding on the juicy half-volleys in store for him. … [Read more...] about South Africa, Australia, and a ‘peri-peri’ contest like no other
Warner expects an equally cordial relationship with de Kock. "I don't have his number and I speak to a few of the South African guys but I've never played in the same team as him or anything like that," Warner said. "Obviously it's a little bit different. I'm sure if I see him on the field and that we'll just treat each other how we normally would as respectful opponents." … [Read more...] about ‘If something ignites…’ Quinton de Kock, David Warner ready for on-field reunion
Besides, there's the insatiable appetite for excellence: on some days, a one-legged Perry is all it takes to win a World Cup; on others, record figures of 7 for 22 show her at the peak of her powers. A key contributor in Australia's tri-series title win last week at home, much of how Perry performs in the league stage may determine if the MCG will see two Perrys in action in the final, or if the record attendance the ICC has set out to attract will be a reality. … [Read more...] about Perry, Kaur, Devine, Knight, Kapp: a big five at the T20 World Cup