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Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

SA attack feasts on weaknesses, but Bavuma form a concern

Jan 15, 2017: It quickly became a one-sided series as South Africa made the most of home advantage. ESPNcricinfo assesses those who took part

Firdose Moonda

The Kolpak Issue

Who could be next in South Africa's talent drain?

Jan 6, 2017: Cricket South Africa have been asked by Test captain Faf du Plessis to be more vigilant about their players' concerns to prevent more Kolpak departures. ESPNcricinfo lists some of the players who may be most tempted to join the talent drain

Firdose Moonda at Newlands

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

How Kyle Abbott walked away from South Africa

Jan 5, 2017: The fast bowler's departure from South Africa's Test team came as a shock, but the seeds of his discontent had been sown several months earlier

Firdose Moonda at Newlands

South African cricket

Kyle Abbott's long wait for 11 Tests

Jan 5, 2017: The South Africa fast bowler ended his international career at the age of 29, having played only 11 Tests, by signing a Kolpak deal with Hampshire

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Abbott's Test career over as Hampshire move is confirmed

Jan 5, 2017: Kyle Abbott's international career has been effectively ended following the second Test against Sri Lanka after talks with Cricket South Africa failed to dissuade him from accepting a Kolpak deal with Hampshire

Firdose Moonda at Newlands

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

Abbott cuts lonely figure as the future swirls around him

Jan 4, 2017: Kyle Abbott's anticipated departure for a Kolpak deal with Hampshire means he could be playing in his final Test for South Africa

Firdose Moonda at Newlands

County news

Abbott expected to shelve South Africa for Hampshire deal

Jan 2, 2017: Hampshire believe they are on the verge of securing the services of Kyle Abbott as a Kolpak registration despite his recent success at international level

George Dobell

South Africa news

South Africa's new year wish: please stay

Dec 30, 2016: The declining rand, the popularity of T20 leagues, and Kolpak deals may have lured some away, but Kyle Abbott and Stephen Cook offer cause for optimism

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Port Elizabeth, 5th day

Abbott hastens South Africa's crushing win

Dec 30, 2016: South Africa made full use of the second new ball to rip through Sri Lanka's last five wickets and complete a 206-run win in Port Elizabeth, an hour and 10 minutes into day five

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

'Still have to prove myself' - Abbott

Dec 23, 2016: Though he has been in good form, and seems set to be part of the South African Test side for a sustained period of time, Kyle Abbott feels he can't relax just yet

Firdose Moonda in Port Elizabeth

'There are a lot more tough days than successful days in a fast-bowling career'

Dec 19, 2016: Former South Africa bowling coach Vincent Barnes talks about developing fast bowlers, injury prevention, and the extreme pace of Dale Steyn

Interview by Crispin Andrews

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Adelaide, 2nd day

South Africa find pink pill is no magic ball

Nov 25, 2016: South Africa have identified the first and last hours as the time when the pink ball is at its most dangerous

Firdose Moonda at Adelaide Oval

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Adelaide, 2nd day

Abbott nibbles but Australia avert wobble

Nov 25, 2016: As Australia put together their most composed innings of the series, South Africa needed hard work and a bit of luck to keep hopes of a whitewash alive

Firdose Moonda at Adelaide Oval

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Adelaide, 2nd day

Khawaja bats through day to put Australia on top

Nov 25, 2016: Usman Khawaja batted throughout the second day in Adelaide to give Australia a 48-run lead at the close of play

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Hobart, 4th day

Abbott, Rabada bowl SA to series victory

Nov 15, 2016: Kyle Abbott took a six-wicket haul to skittle the hosts for 161 and seal South Africa's third consecutive series win in Australia

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Hobart

Abbott likely to replace Steyn in Hobart

Nov 8, 2016: Dale Steyn's absence from the Hobart Test will mean an inclusion for either Kyle Abbott or Morne Morkel, with Abbott seemingly the more likely candidate

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Australia, 4th ODI, Port Elizabeth

'Tough' not being a regular member of the team - Abbott

Oct 9, 2016: Kyle Abbott, who led South Africa to a 4-0 lead with a four-wicket haul in his first appearance for the side in four months, has said it is "tough" not being a regular member of the team

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa v Australia, 4th ODI, Port Elizabeth

Abbott, du Plessis lead SA to 4-0 with another rout

Oct 9, 2016: Facing a side resting three first-choice bowlers in a dead rubber, Steven Smith's Australia were shot out for 167 as South Africa romped to a six-wicket win and a 4-0 lead in the series

The Report by Daniel Brettig

'I think I'm a better fisherman than Steyn and Morkel'

May 21, 2016: South African fast bowler Kyle Abbott brags about his angling skills, and confesses to bullying Australians in the Kings XI dressing room

Interview by Arun Venugopal

England v South Africa, World T20 2016, Group 1, Mumbai

How did South Africa lose?

Mar 18, 2016: It will take some time to reflect on what unfolded in the Wankhede, but too many wides, a misfiring strike bowler and Faf du Plessis' difficult day all played a part

Arun Venugopal in Mumbai
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