Firdose Moonda

ESPNcricinfo's South Africa correspondent

Faf du Plessis plays off the front foot

Bangladesh v South Africa, 1st T20I, Mirpur

Du Plessis sets an example with hard graft

A finger injury he sustained in the IPL had not quite healed but Faf du Plessis was undeterred, scoring a fifty for South Africa to guide them to victory in the first Twenty20 international against Bangladesh in Mirpur

Faf du Plessis made a 61-ball 79

Bangladesh v South Africa, 1st T20, Mirpur

Du Plessis fifty seals win on tough pitch

South Africa's attack out-thought and out-classed Bangladesh's steadily improving pack to defend a total of 148, more than half of which was scored by Faf du Plessis

AB de Villiers opened the innings for the South Africans

South Africa in Bangladesh 2015

De Villiers likely to bat higher for SA

Limited-overs cricket will see a lot more of AB de Villiers after South Africa's T20 captain, Faf du Plessis, confirmed plans to deploy him higher up in the batting line-up

David Wiese watches the ball go past him

South Africa in Bangladesh 2015

South Africa's second-wave attack ready for opportunity

The tour game against BCB XI showed the competition between Wayne Parnell, David Wiese and Chris Morris to fill the seam-bowling allrounder's slot in South Africa's limited-overs XI is heating up

South Africa's team manager Mohammad Moosajee speaks to the press

South Africa in Bangladesh 2015

Bangladesh orders down CSA drone

BCB officials ordered South Africa to ground the drone that CSA were using in the hope of obtaining "creative views and images to use for our YouTube channel," as team manager Mohammad Moosajee put it

Faf du Plessis and JP Duminy added 71 runs for the third wicket

South Africa in Bangladesh 2015

Du Plessis credits IPL for SA's subcontinent success

South Africa have won 30 international matches in the subcontinent since 2010, and Faf du Plessis , the team's T20 captain, has credited the IPL for his side's success in the region

Peter Bacela commentates circa 1978


Going native

The joys, and complexities, of cricket commentary in Xhosa

Roelof van der Merwe exults after taking a wicket

South Africa news

Van der Merwe switches to Netherlands

Roelof van der Merwe, who last tasted international cricket five years ago, is attempting to resurrect his career by making a switch to Netherlands

JP Duminy bowled a double-wicket maiden to jolt Sri Lanka

South Africa in Bangladesh 2015

New-look South Africa begin next adventure

South Africa left for their tour of Bangladesh with a relatively new-look squad that doesn't include Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander

Eddie Leie delivers the ball

Leie's turn after the wait

The legspinner knew he would not get the South Africa call-up easily given the quality of his competition, but he kept working hard and has got to where he wants to be