May 23, 2017

Let’s get our ducks in a row ahead of ICC showdown

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The IPL is the biggest Cricket tournament, second to the World Cup and because of its significance, it is imperative for a player to do well as it is a stepping stone to other tournaments to come I’ve been keeping a close eye on this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) and I must say that the relatively poor form of AB de Villiers in this year’s tourney does not inspire much inspiration and is indeed a concern for the Proteas heading to the ICC Champions Trophy in England. To date, De Villiers has only scored 196 runs in 7 matches…

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Bafana unmoved in FIFA world rankings

Bafana Bafana remain 64th in the latest world rankings, released by Fifa on Thursday. Brazil heads the list, with Argentina, world champions Germany, Copa America holders Chile and Colombia completing the top five. Bafana are 12th in Africa, with Egypt, Senegal, AFCON holders Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Nigeria setting the pace on the continent. With many club seasons nearing their climax, it was a quiet month on the international front. Seeing just seven games played, the top 20 places remained static following April, with a one-place drop for Slovakia (24) into accounting for the only movement inside the leading 73…

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Bulls’ big and possibly final chance

The Vodacom Bulls boast a good home record against the Crusaders and will have to use that advantage in what could be shaping up as the decisive round in Africa Conference 1 of Vodacom Super Rugby. The Bulls have won their last two games while the DHL Stormers have now lost three on the trot, which has started to make the conference log look just a bit more respectable from a Bulls’ viewpoint. With the Stormers due to play one more game in New Zealand, one which they will probably lose because they are depleted and up against the champions,…

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