Get South Africa a think tank

With the next World Cup less than two years away, it's important to look at what's causing their one-day cricket dysfunction

AB de Villiers shakes hands with Daniel Vettori after the defeat

South Africa's early World Cup exit

The horror, the horror

The World Cup knockout-phase monkey stays infernally glued to South Africa's backs for another four years

The men in the shadows

They might well have played Test cricket for South Africa if circumstances had been different

Chin music for the maestros

Mean South African bowlers v rampaging Caribbean batsmen? Bring it on

Hail Biff the brave

Surely after his heroics on the last day in Sydney, Graeme Smith must own the hearts of all South Africa?

Weaklings turn bullies

South Africa have never, yet, snared a series in Australia. But suddenly their corner looks very compellingly like the one to be in

Obsolete and essential

South Africa may not really need Jacques Kallis' runs at the moment, but he is a long way from being dispensable just yet

Biff collars the respect

Even his fiercest critics will now have to salute Graeme Smith