South Africa Test captain Graeme Smith will miss the ICC Champions Trophy in England and Wales next month because of an ankle injury, Cricket South Africa said.
South Africa Test captain Graeme Smith signed a three-year contract with Surrey County Cricket Club.
Having usurped England as Test cricket’s top-ranked team, South Africa must improve if it’s to stay No. 1, captain Graeme Smith said.
Graeme Smith hit an unbeaten century and Morne Morkel took a five-wicket haul to lead South Africa’s fightback on day two of the second cricket Test against Australia in Adelaide.
Graeme Smith stepped down as South Africa’s Twenty20 cricket captain in a bid to prolong his career in the sport’s longer forms.
Hashim Amla’s unbeaten 99 helped South Africa to a 292-run lead over Australia on day two of the final cricket Test in Perth.
Former Australia cricket captain Ricky Ponting agreed to play for Surrey for two months later this year, the English cricket club said on its website.
Hashim Amla hit 150 as South Africa beat England by 80 runs to take a 1-0 lead in their one-day cricket series and move atop the world rankings. Australia defeated Pakistan by four wickets in their opening match.
The series-opening cricket Test between Australia and South Africa in Brisbane ended in a draw as the home team ran out of time to try to force a victory.
Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla scored centuries as South Africa beat Australia by eight wickets in the first cricket Test in Cape Town.
"They put us under a little pressure on the final day and it was good to come through that."
- Graeme Smith on Nov 13, 2012