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South Africa in England 2017

Expectant father du Plessis could miss Lord's Test

Jun 20, 2017: South Africa's Test captain Faf du Plessis is in a "race against time" to play the opening match against England at Lord's, which starts on July 6

Firdose Moonda

Champions Trophy 2017

'There's no one in South Africa better than these guys' - du Plessis

Jun 12, 2017: Faf du Plessis, South Africa's Test and T20 captain, said he didn't "feel the same" after the side crashed out of the Champions Trophy as he had done following their semi-final defeat in the 2015 World Cup

Firdose Moonda

India v South Africa, Group B, The Oval

De Villiers' run-out my fault - du Plessis

Jun 11, 2017: Faf du Plessis was involved in two run-outs against India, first involving AB de Villiers and then David Miller, before he fell for 36 against India at The Oval

Nagraj Gollapudi at The Oval

India v South Africa, Champions Trophy, Group B, The Oval

Three crucial AB-Faf mix-ups

Jun 11, 2017: They're best mates, but on three occasions AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis have been involved in run-outs in big games

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South Africa v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy, Group B, The Oval

Tahir, Amla lead rout of Sri Lanka

Jun 3, 2017: Imran Tahir's four-wicket haul applied the brakes on Sri Lanka as they fell short by 96 in their chase of 300 at The Oval

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Will Russell Domingo stay or go?

May 18, 2017: Only Cricket South Africa knows, and it needs to time its announcement in a way that impacts the national team minimally in a season of big assignments

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

Du Plessis hints at retirement after 2019 World Cup

May 11, 2017: South Africa's Test and T20I captain said he remains fully committed to playing all formats of cricket for his team but might bow out after the 2019 World Cup

Firdose Moonda

The secrets of ball-tampering

Hell for leather

Apr 6, 2017: When it comes to altering the condition of the ball, cricketers see any creativity, within limits, as acceptable

Derek Pringle

South Africa in New Zealand 2016-17

Sunshine and rain: A story of two southern summers

Mar 29, 2017: New Zealand and South Africa played each other at the start and end of their seasons, and plenty went on in between

Firdose Moonda in Hamilton

New Zealand v South Africa, 3rd Test, Hamilton, 5th day

'New Zealand deserved to have a crack at us today' - du Plessis

Mar 29, 2017: Faf du Plessis said New Zealand were unfortunate that the final day's play was washed out, denying them a chance to level the Test series

Firdose Moonda in Hamilton

New Zealand v South Africa, 3rd Test, Hamilton, 4th day

South Africa look to du Plessis to repeat blockathon

Mar 28, 2017: South Africa assistant coach Adrian Birrell believes his side can still come away from the third Test with a draw

Firdose Moonda in Hamilton

New Zealand v South Africa, 3rd Test, Hamilton

Du Plessis calls on in-form players to make it count

Mar 24, 2017: Faf du Plessis has urged his batsmen to deliver a series victory in Hamilton by being more consistent, as South Africa target to finish the season as the No.2 ranked Test side

Firdose Moonda in Hamilton

Indian Premier League 2017

Knocking on (national) eleven's door

Mar 18, 2017: The IPL has catapulted many unknown faces on to the international scene over the years. Here are ten of IPL's best finds

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New Zealand v South Africa, 2nd Test, Wellington, 3rd day

'Asked for real hard cricketers' - du Plessis

Mar 18, 2017: Faf du Plessis praised his team for fighting hard through the difficult phases of the second Test, after they overcame a score of 94 for 6 in the first innings to win comprehensively on the third day

Firdose Moonda in Wellington

New Zealand v South Africa, 2nd Test, Wellington

Taylor's absence could be a hole too big for New Zealand

Mar 15, 2017: Kane Williamson shone in the opening Test and now there is even more on the shoulders of the captain

Firdose Moonda in Wellington

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin, 5th day

Taylor's absence an opportunity to apply pressure - du Plessis

Mar 12, 2017: South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said his team fancied their chances, while Kane Williamson said batting last was not impossible by any means after the final day in Dunedin was washed out

Firdose Moonda in Dunedin

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin, 5th day

Du Plessis surprised no action taken in Bengaluru DRS-incident

Mar 12, 2017: The South Africa captain has admitted to being "surprised" that neither Virat Kohli nor Steven Smith were charged with any breaches of the ICC's code of conduct in the aftermath of the Bengaluru Test

Firdose Moonda in Dunedin

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st Test, Dunedin

NZ, SA brace for contest of craft and class

Mar 7, 2017: New Zealand are unbeaten at home this season, but will have their task cut out against a side keen to re-establish their old mantra of 'success without borders'

Firdose Moonda in Dunedin

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 news

Imran Tahir claims top spot in ODI rankings for bowlers

Feb 11, 2017: South Africa legspinner Imran Tahir has claimed the top spot in the ODI rankings for bowlers, to go with his No. 1 rank in T20 internationals

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