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India v Sri Lanka

When runs disappear

Dec 5, 2017: The five worst series for batsmen since 2000, including Ajinkya Rahane's stinker against Sri Lanka

Karthik Krishnaswamy

South Africa v Bangladesh 2017-18

A checklist for South Africa's batting unit

Sep 27, 2017: With AB de Villiers' return to the Test team a likelihood in the upcoming season, Temba Bavuma and Theunis de Bruyn may find themselves most vulnerable to losing a spot, even as Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis grapple with form

Firdose Moonda in Potchefstroom

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, 3rd Investec Test, Kia Oval, 3rd day

Being Temba Bavuma

Jul 29, 2017: He has become adept at rescue acts but Temba Bavuma is still looking to solidify his place in South Africa's Test side

Firdose Moonda

England v South Africa, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Basic errors disguise South Africa's structural flaws

Jul 9, 2017: It's easy to pinpoint the areas in which South Africa let England off the hook in the first Test. The truth about their predicament on this tour is more complicated

Firdose Moonda at Lord's

England Lions v South Africa A, Canterbury, 1st day

Jennings makes opener's case as Hameed misses out

Jun 21, 2017: Mark Stoneman and Keaton Jennings made their respective cases to partner Alastair Cook in the upcoming Test series against South Africa, but Haseeb Hameed went run-less

Firdose Moonda at Canterbury

South Africa news

Cobras sign up Bavuma for 2017-18 season

May 2, 2017: Temba Bavuma will return to Newlands, the scene of his historic maiden Test century, to play his domestic cricket for the 2017-18 season

Firdose Moonda

New Zealand v South Africa, 2nd Test, Wellington, 2nd day

Bavuma, de Kock follow through on Hobart promise

Mar 17, 2017: Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock complement each other perfectly. They take pressure off each other because Bavuma knows de Kock will keep the scoreboard moving and de Kock knows Bavuma will show the caution required at the other end

Firdose Moonda in Wellington

New Zealand v South Africa, 2nd Test, Wellington, 2nd day

De Kock, Bavuma fashion crucial lead

Mar 17, 2017: A 160-run partnership between Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma led South Africa's dominant recovery from 94 for 6 to end the second day with a lead of 81 in Wellington

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

South Africa in New Zealand 2016-17

Bavuma prepares for the de Villiers challenge

Mar 14, 2017: Knowing he might be the likely man to make way when AB de Villiers returns to Test cricket, Temba Bavuma is keen to get his form back and his numbers up

Firdose Moonda in Wellington

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin

History against New Zealand despite strong home record

Mar 7, 2017: ESPNcricinfo previews the first Test between New Zealand and South Africa in Dunedin

The Preview by Andrew McGlashan

South Africa in New Zealand 2016-17

Bat, ball, keeper, spinners: how South Africa and New Zealand stack up

Mar 6, 2017: It's the No. 3 side versus the No. 5, so, in rankings at least, there is not much between the two sides

Andrew McGlashan

South Africa in New Zealand 2016-17

De Villiers and Guptill take their leave of absence

Mar 5, 2017: AB de Villiers led the run charts and Martin Guptill recovered from a hamstring injury to play perhaps his best innings. But neither of them will feature in the upcoming three-Test series

Firdose Moonda

Sunfoil Series 2016-17

Narrow win moves Lions off bottom place

Feb 5, 2017: Lions leapfrogged Warriors at the foot of the table after winning a tight game at Buffalo Park

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

Sri Lanka in South Africa, 2016-17

'We want to play an expansive brand of cricket'

Jan 15, 2017: Coach Russell Domingo talks about South Africa's recovery from the slump they fell into in 2015-16, and what he expects from the coming year

Firdose Moonda

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

Bavuma, the mouse who needs to roar

Jan 13, 2017: With AB de Villiers nearing a return to fitness, there's an obvious candidate to make way in South Africa's Test middle order. But, inevitably, there's a catch

Firdose Moonda at Johannesburg

Test batting nominees

Masters blasting (and grinding)

Jan 10, 2017: Fierce, measured and everything in between: all in our shortlist of the best Test batting performances of 2016

Alagappan Muthu

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

Bavuma the bowler waiting in the wings

Dec 31, 2016: Batsman Temba Bavuma has been busy practising his seamers this season. And that might come in handy given the quick turnaround between South Africa's Boxing Day and New Year Tests

Firdose Moonda

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

A reassuring glimpse of South Africa's batting future

Nov 14, 2016: Despite their contrasting batting styles, Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock showed the temperament to spend time in the middle, underlining a key difference between the two sides

Firdose Moonda in Hobart
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