Chris Gayle, the big-hitting batsman who sparked a sexism scandal after flirting with a female broadcaster on live television, fanned the flames again Saturday in an interview touching on sex, women and equality.
After being ignored for the one-day side, left-hander Suresh Raina wanted to make use of the domestic matches, especially the Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 to ready himself for the three T20 games on tour to Down Under.
The cash-rich Indian Premier League will have a new title sponsor in its next edition after PepsiCo expressed interest in terminating its association with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Touring in the subcontinent normally comes with the baggage of dealing with frenetic travel, issues with food and sultry conditions. The experience of playing the Indian Premier League, though, has helped ease these problems. Having applied that experience successfully in Bangladesh where they swept the Twenty20 series, South Africa look to be on top of their game — at least in the shortest format — here as well.