‘Being in South Africa’s backyard, I would imagine they will be favourites’, says Michael Clarke

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“We know we have to be at our best to have success”

Australia captain Michael Clarke has admitted that South Africa will be the favourites to win the upcoming three-Test series, which gets underway on February 12 in Centurion.

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Mohammad Talha set to make Test comeback after four years

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Talha has not played Test cricket in more than four years

Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Talha is set to make his Test comeback after he was included in the Test team for the upcoming three-Test series against Sri Lanka, which gets underway on December 31 in Abu Dhabi.

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Pakistan ‘will be a tough challenge for us’, admits Graham Ford

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“The advantage Pakistan’s got is that they have played a lot of international cricket in the last six-eight months whereas unfortunately we haven’t played nearly as much because of weather and various other things”

Sri Lanka head coach Graham Ford has admitted that the national team’s upcoming series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates “will be a tough challenge for us”.

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SLC in negotiations with other boards after Zimbabwe postpone series

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“We have written to a few countries that are without any international fixtures in October-November and are awaiting a response from them”

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have announced that they are requesting other cricket boards to organise a tour after Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) asked for their series to be postponed indefinitely.

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli will pose problems for South Africa, says Jonty Rhodes

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Rhodes sees Dhoni and Kohli as the biggest threat to South Africa

Former South Africa ace fielder Jonty Rhodes has announced that he believes India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his right-hand man Virat Kohli will cause the Proteas a lot of trouble when the two sides clash towards the end of the year in a three-Test series.

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I hope Sachin Tendulkar is able to excel in South Africa, says Sourav Ganguly

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Ganguly is hoping Tendulkar performs well during his 200th Test match

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has announced that he hopes his long-time team-mate and friend, Sachin Tendulkar, is able to fire on all cylinders during the national team’s tour of South Africa at the end of the year.

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BCCI unhappy with South Africa tour schedule

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Dalmiya wants to decrease the number of ODIs played

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have revealed that they are unhappy with the schedule of the national team’s tour of South Africa as many of the matches were prepared by Cricket South Africa without the BCCI’s consent.

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Welcome back Boxing Day Test

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Tendulkar’s battles with Steyn in the past have been legendary

The Boxing Day Test has made its triumphant return in South Africa after Cricket South Africa (CSA) cancelled the long-running tradition last year in favour of a Twenty20 International against New Zealand, which they thought would boost attendances.

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