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South Africa in Australia 2016-17

Du Plessis, Philander want more pink-ball games

Nov 27, 2016: South Africa's stand-in captain Faf du Plessis said his team weren't skeptical about the pink ball anymore

Firdose Moonda in Adelaide

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Hobart, 1st day

Philander conjures up his UK state of mind

Nov 12, 2016: On the first morning in Hobart, Vernon Philander had just enough help from the conditions and the batsmen to decimate Australia in his inimitable, no-frills style

Firdose Moonda in Hobart

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Hobart, 1st day

South Africa lead after Philander razes Australia for 85

Nov 12, 2016: Vernon Philander took five wickets as Australia were rolled for 85 on the first day in Hobart

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth, 4th day

Bavuma swoops to lift South Africa's spirits

Nov 6, 2016: Just when Australia's openers were beginning to stretch a depleted bowling attack, Temba Bavuma came up with a moment of magic that reinforced South Africa's dominance at the WACA

Firdose Moonda in Perth

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth, 2nd day

'We want to win this game for Dale' - Philander

Nov 4, 2016: Vernon Philander has said he and Kagiso Rabada "owe it to" the injured Dale Steyn to take extra responsibility in his absence and win the Perth Test for South Africa

Firdose Moonda in Perth

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth, 2nd day

South Africa's attack prospers by sharing the load

Nov 4, 2016: In the absence of their bowling spearhead, South Africa's attack trumped over inexperience and expectations of failure to deliver an advantage to their side

Firdose Moonda in Perth

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth, 2nd day

South Africa bounce back on eventful day

Nov 4, 2016: The second morning began with Australia firmly on top; the third will start with South Africa in a position of strength

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Watch out for South Africa's bowlers

Nov 2, 2016: Steyn, Philander, Morkel and Rabada come from a long, proud line of fast men, and they'll present Australia with a stern challenge

Mark Nicholas

South Africa in Australia 2016-17

Bowlers might have to 'get a bit ugly' - Philander

Nov 1, 2016: "Moments are going to get heated," Vernon Philander has said of the upcoming Test series against Australia

Firdose Moonda in Perth

New Zealand in South Africa 2016-17

Philander's arduous road back to Test cricket

Aug 25, 2016: Vernon Philander put a career-threatening injury and self-doubt behind him, and gradually worked his way up South Africa's cricket structure to make a Test comeback

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v New Zealand, 1st Test, Durban, 2nd day

Steyn, Philander take SA to happier times

Aug 20, 2016: Although rain took the sting out of what was shaping up to be a sensational day of Test cricket, for 59 minutes South Africa remembered what it felt like to have their best bowlers in business

Firdose Moonda in Durban

South Africa news

Philander concerned about softness of pink ball

Jul 30, 2016: Vernon Philander, who is eyeing a Test return for South Africa, expressed concern about the pink ball, after using it for the first time against Australia A in Brisbane

Firdose Moonda

Zimbabwe A v South Africa A, 1st unofficial Test, Harare

Gritty Mawoyo, Masvaure bat Zimbabwe A to a draw

Jul 12, 2016: A stubborn batting performance from Zimbabwe A ensured they held their own against a South Africa A attack headlined by Vernon Philander

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

Philander named in South Africa A squad

Jun 7, 2016: Vernon Philander is being prepped for a Test return after being named in South Africa's A side to play four-day games in Zimbabwe and Australia ahead of a packed summer schedule

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

Vernon Philander eyeing Test allrounder role

May 19, 2016: After missing most of the 2015-16 season due to injury, Vernon Philander is looking to reinvent himself as a Test allrounder as he seeks to regain his place in the South African team

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

Philander, Rabada voice doubts over pink-ball Test

May 19, 2016: Vernon Philander and Kagiso Rabada have joined captain AB de Villiers in expressing reservations about playing a day-night Test because of concerns over the pink ball

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

Philander eyes South Africa comeback as return gathers pace

Mar 31, 2016: Vernon Philander made a successful return to franchise cricket after more than four months out of action and is targeting more competitive action over the South African winter in the hope of an international recall

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

Philander to make return in club cricket

Mar 11, 2016: Vernon Philander will make a return to competitive cricket after more than four months on the sidelines when he turns out for Tygerberg Cricket Club this weekend

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v England, 4th Test, Centurion, 5th day

Steyn ruled out of England ODIs

Jan 26, 2016: Dale Steyn has been ruled out of the ODI series against England as he continues to recover from a shoulder injury.

ESPNcricinfo staff

England in South Africa 2015-16

Steyn '50-50' for Johannesburg, Philander out of series

Jan 6, 2016: Vernon Philander has been ruled out of the Test series against England due to the ankle injury he sustained in India while Dale Steyn is only rated 50-50 for the third Test

ESPNcricinfo staff
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