Faf Du Plessis
Cricket  /  Published 21.10.19

South Africa dance to pacers’ music

Teams visiting India are generally worried about spinners and spin-friendly conditions. But now they need to deal with the pacers first — that is the message India’s quicks put across successfully...
By Sayak Banerjee in Ranchi

Sports  /  Published 31.12.19

Faf dig at bid for ‘elite series’

South African Test captain Faf du Plessis believes cricket needs more, not fewer, elite nations. Speaking after South Africa’s 107-run win in the first Test against England on Sunday, Du Plessis was...
By Agencies in Centurion

Cricket  /  Published 04.06.19

Important to stay strong, says Faf

South Africa have lost the first two games and in a space of 24 hours, their premier pacer Dale Steyn has been ruled out of World Cup with a shoulder injury while another fast bowler Lungi Ngidi is nu...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 17.02.20

Faf makes way for new generation

Faf du Plessis on Monday stepped down as captain of South Africa’s Test and T20I teams with immediate effect, citing “the need to facilitate the emergence of next generation of leaders”. The 35-...
By PTI in Johannesburg

Sports  /  Published 10.09.19

Adaptability will be key: De Kock

South Africa’s cricket establishment acknowledges Faf du Plessis’s contribution both as a player and captain but it’s about time they look to the future with belief in Quinton de Kock’s leader...
By PTI in Dharamshala


Sports  /  Published 19.10.19

Tradition goes for toss

The traditional practice of cricket captains trying their luck through the flip of a coin before a match went for a toss on Saturday morning in Ranchi. Before the third and final India-South Africa Te...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 17.10.19

Time for Mumbai's 'kaali peeli' taxis to go

Sir — The kaali-peeli Fiat Premier Padmini taxis — one of the lifelines of public transport in Mumbai — are going to be taken off the roads of the city after June 2020. This is not surprising gi...
By The Telegraph

Sports  /  Published 10.10.19

India-SA Test: Display of disdain on opening day

Thursday for India at the MCA Stadium turned out to be like a tricky job interview that ultimately went well.They were put through some tough tests initially; but once past them, the rest of the road ...
By Sudipto Gupta in Pune

Sports  /  Published 09.10.19

Virat Kohli bats for ‘away’ points

India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday became the latest critic of how the points are awarded for the World Test Championship adding to the debate on the fairness of the system. Speaking at a media co...
By Our correspondent in Pune

Sports  /  Published 19.04.20

Dhoni, captain of captains

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s intelligent recruitment policy of roping in international captains who can contribute strategically is one of the biggest reasons for Chennai Super Kings' stupendous success i...
By PTI in Chennai


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