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Independence Cup 2017

'We've been extremely well looked after' - Flower

Sep 16, 2017: Both the World XI coach and captain Faf du Plessis were effusive in their praise for the experiences they had in Lahore, and the security measures in place

Danyal Rasool

South Africa news

Du Plessis to lead South Africa in all formats

Sep 11, 2017: Du Plessis, captain of South Africa's Test and T20 teams, was also named as AB de Villiers' successor in ODIs

Firdose Moonda

Independence Cup 2017

Security made us feel like in a movie - du Plessis

Sep 11, 2017: The World XI captain spoke about how he initially wrestled with the idea of playing in Pakistan, before being put at ease by the comprehensive security arrangements

Danyal Rasool in Lahore

South Africa news

Gibson understands pressure to land World Cup for South Africa

Sep 5, 2017: Gibson is set to begin his stint as head coach later this month and is ready to embrace the challenges of Kolpak losses and transformation

Firdose Moonda

World XI Series

Faf du Plessis named captain of World XI to travel to Pakistan

Aug 24, 2017: Faf du Plessis will be joined by four South African team-mates in party that includes representatives from seven nations

Danyal Rasool

South Africa news

Du Plessis warns SA against wholesale changes

Aug 11, 2017: The South Africa Test captain has asked for consideration to be shown to the existing support staff even if the head coach has to be changed

ESPNcricinfo staff

Root or du Plessis: who would you rather be?

Aug 11, 2017: The England captain largely has the personnel to give expression to his dynamic leadership. His South African counterpart faces trickier circumstances

Mark Nicholas

England v South Africa, 4th Investec Test, Old Trafford

Philander warned over poor fitness record

Aug 7, 2017: Vernon Philander will work on his conditioning ahead of a packed home summer scheduled to feature 10 Tests, including two four-match series against India and Australia

Firdose Moonda at Old Trafford

England v South Africa, 4th Investec Test, Old Trafford, 4th day

When nothing good would last

Aug 7, 2017: South Africa came to England missing vital organs and left with questions over the health of the rest of the side

Jarrod Kimber

England v South Africa, 4th Investec Test, Old Trafford, 4th day

Moeen's five secures England 177-run victory

Aug 7, 2017: Moeen Ali completed an outstanding series with 5 for 69 to wrap up a 3-1 victory for England as South Africa collapsed following a century stand between Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis

The Report by Andrew Miller

England v South Africa, 4th Investec Test, Old Trafford

South Africa need du Plessis to step up

Aug 5, 2017: The No. 4 position has become a problem for South Africa and captain Faf du Plessis is best placed to fill the hole in their batting line-up

Firdose Moonda at Old Trafford

England v South Africa, 4th Investec Test, Old Trafford, 2nd day

Bairstow exposes sloppy South Africa

Aug 5, 2017: At The Oval Faf du Plessis talked about South Africa's mistakes, here they just replicated them

Jarrod Kimber at Old Trafford

The briefing

The Mithali betrayal and other stories

Jul 31, 2017: It's been a month in which Kohli gained an elder buddy, Mithali's reading matter flattered to deceive, and England declared a new era (again)

Andrew Fidel Fernando

England v South Africa, 3rd Investec Test, Kia Oval, 2nd day

Testing conditions expose South Africa's top order

Jul 28, 2017: Even when South Africa have been winning in recent times it's been despite a lack of big hundreds from the main batsmen

Firdose Moonda at The Oval

South Africa news

'Team understands how to take the country forward' - du Plessis

Jul 26, 2017: Faf du Plessis has said that transformation targets do not stop South Africa from fielding their best teams

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in England 2017

'Feels very similar to Australia tour' - du Plessis

Jul 26, 2017: South Africa's Test captain draws parallels from the tour of Australia last year where the visitors dominated the series after being pushed against the wall early on

Firdose Moonda

Why shouldn't the captain get the coach of his choice?

Jul 23, 2017: If you have the right person to lead the team on the field, the rest will follow

Ian Chappell

It's time to rediscover Test-match batting

Jul 19, 2017: England's recklessness in the name of positivity is a sign that the art of batting in the longest format is no longer given due attention

Mark Nicholas

South Africa in England, 2017

Nottingham's the charm

Jul 19, 2017: South Africa pull one back finally, and our correspondent is there to watch - while practising a bit of yoga on the side

Firdose Moonda

England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 4th day

SA regain focus, discipline under du Plessis

Jul 18, 2017: South Africa's captain, Faf du Plessis, has a definite swagger, in a gum-chewing, cool-cat kind of way. But it is his grit, as a leader and batsman, that is helping him shape his own side

Melinda Farrell in Nottingham
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