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Markram, Ngidi awarded CSA central contracts

Mar 8, 2018: Morne Morkel, Farhaan Behardien, Stephen Cook, Wayne Parnell and Aaron Phangiso have been left out of the 18-player contracts list

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South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban, 4th day

New Australia, same old hostility

Mar 4, 2018: The 'pack of dogs' that Faf du Plessis spoke of four years ago was back in full force at Kingsmead, 'headbutting the line' in a manner more reminiscent of Zinedine Zidane than Jonny Bairstow

Daniel Brettig in Durban

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban, 4th day

Markram makes future look bright amid present gloom

Mar 4, 2018: Against a top-class attack, in a tough situation, the young opener showed there will be someone for South Africa to fall back on once their old pros move on

Firdose Moonda in Durban

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban, 4th day

South Africa take fight to fifth day with Australia one wicket away

Mar 4, 2018: Aiden Markram led a spirited batting performance with a masterful 143, but Mitchell Starc's 4 for 74 left Australia on the verge of a series lead

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

County news

Markram, Latham provide Durham with overseas clout

Feb 26, 2018: Aiden Markram, the South Africa opener, has signed for Durham, with the New Zealand batsman Tom Latham returning to the club as 50-over captain

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'Kohli is the best player in the world'

Feb 20, 2018: Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith talks about India's captain, and tries to put his finger on where it went wrong for the home side in the one-day series

Interview by Gaurav Kalra

India in South Africa 2017-18

Markram wasn't the right choice as captain - Graeme Smith

Feb 19, 2018: Taking nothing away from the young captain, Graeme Smith said South Africa could have looked at JP Duminy, Hashim Amla or AB de Villiers to stand in as captain for the ODIs

Gaurav Kalra in Johannesburg

South Africa v India, 6th ODI, Centurion

In defeat, Markram remains optimistic about the future

Feb 17, 2018: South Africa's young captain says he is richer for the experience gained in this series, and thinks the lopsided result will spur his team on and make future victories that much sweeter

Sidharth Monga in Centurion

South Africa v India, 6th ODI, Centurion

Markram braces for another trial in captaincy run

Feb 15, 2018: Before the ODI series began, Aiden Markram wasn't even sure of a place in the side, but in the span of five matches, he has gone from being touted a future captain to now battling for a permanent spot after SA return to full strength

Sidharth Monga in Centurion

India's tour of South Africa

Captain Markram - two ODIs; the rest - 803 ODIs

Feb 5, 2018: Aiden Markram is one of the most inexperienced captains ever to lead a top ODI side, taking over the reins temporarily from the injured Faf du Plessis

Shiva Jayaraman

South Africa v India, 2nd ODI, Centurion

Spin defects 'not a massive danger' for SA - Markram

Feb 4, 2018: India's spinners have taken 13 wickets in two matches. The alarm bells are ringing, but South Africa's newly appointed stand-in captain is not ready to accept that in public yet

Sidharth Monga in Centurion

India in South Africa 2018

Aiden Markram, South Africa's future frontman

Feb 3, 2018: They had found themselves short on captaincy candidates when Graeme Smith retired in 2014 and would rather not go through that situation again

Firdose Moonda

India in South Africa 2017-18

Aiden Markram to fill in as South Africa's ODI captain

Feb 3, 2018: The appointment has been made with Vision 2019 - South Africa's plan for the World Cup in England - and beyond in mind

Sidharth Monga in Centurion

South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 4th day

Markram in race to be fit for Wanderers Test

Jan 16, 2018: South Africa opener picked up a mild left-quadricep strain in Centurion and did not take the field in India's second innings

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 1st day

We would have liked the pitch quicker - Markram

Jan 13, 2018: It was not quicker, bouncier or scarier than Newlands but the uncharacteristic SuperSport Park pitch has not drawn any criticism from the men who have to play on it. At least, not yet.

Firdose Moonda in Centurion

South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 1st day

India fight back with three last-hour wickets

Jan 13, 2018: Half-centuries from Aiden Markram and Hashim Amla led South Africa to a dominant position before a late collapse brought India roaring back to life

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

India in South Africa 2017-18

Playing India 'a massive step up' - Markram

Jan 11, 2018: The 23-year old opener began his Test career with a bang against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe but facing India has been a much sterner challenge

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South Africa

No trophy, no T20 league, many Kolpaks

Jan 2, 2018: In 2017, South Africa failed in yet another global tournament, made a fiasco of launching an IPL-style competition, and lost several players to county cricket

Firdose Moonda

Debutant of the year

Tomorrow people

2018: Spinners of various stripes, a wicketkeeper-batsman and others grace our shortlist

Sreshth Shah

South Africa v Zimbabwe, four-day Test, Port Elizabeth

Four-day format 'encourages positive cricket' - de Villiers

Dec 27, 2017: The Port Elizabeth Test didn't even get to its scheduled halfway point, but it still gave players from both sides enough time to form opinions about four-day Test cricket and playing under lights with the pink ball

Firdose Moonda in Port Elizabeth
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