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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

Australia in South Africa 2018

De Villiers, de Kock in line for Australia series; Steyn, du Plessis doubtful

Feb 19, 2018: South Africa will watch captain Faf du Plessis' progress till the first Test which starts from March 1, while fast bowler Dale Steyn is unlikely to be considered till the third Test

Firdose Moonda

India in South Africa 2017-18

Du Plessis out of India series with fractured finger

Feb 2, 2018: Batsman Farhaan Behardien has been added to South Africa's squad as a replacement, while Heinrich Klaasen comes in as a back-up wicketkeeper given AB de Villiers' injury

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa v India, 1st ODI, Durban

We needed 300, unfair to blame bowlers - du Plessis

Feb 2, 2018: South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said that while the pitch offered assistance for the spinners, South Africa's batsmen needed to adapt better and string together partnerships

Sidharth Monga in Durban

South Africa news

South Africa put World Cup over short-term goals

Jan 31, 2018: South Africa captain Faf du Plessis and coach Ottis Gibson are eager to try as many players as possible - even if it results in a few losses - in the lead up to the showpiece event in England

Firdose Moonda

India in South Africa 2017-18

No backing off from made-to-order pitches

Jan 28, 2018: The likelihood of sanctions against the Wanderers for the pitch it produced for the third Test against India will not deter South Africa from continuing to ask curators to prepare surfaces to favour their pace attack

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg

Battered and bruised Elgar says Test should have been called off

Jan 27, 2018: Despite playing arguably his finest Test innings, Dean Elgar suggested too great a risk had been taken with player safety when play was allowed to continue

Firdose Moonda at the Wanderers

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg

South Africa beaten at their own game

Jan 27, 2018: They achieved the series victory, but having the final Test taken off them will hurt Faf du Plessis' side for some time to come

Firdose Moonda at the Wanderers

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg

South Africa ponder all-pace attack at the Wanderers

Jan 23, 2018: On what is expected to be a spicy surface, the hosts could bench Keshav Maharaj and play either an extra batsman in Theunis de Bruyn or a seam-bowling allrounder in Andile Phehlukwayo

Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg

India in South Africa 2017-18

Gritty runs make the difference for South Africa

Jan 21, 2018: South Africa's batsmen are yet to make a hundred in the Test series, but they have scored seven 50-plus scores in the two Tests to India's two, with most of their top order contributing runs at vital times

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v India, 2nd Test, 5th day, Centurion

Du Plessis calls for 'collective' effort to maintain pitch standards in SA

Jan 17, 2018: Despite success in the second Test, South Africa's captain was concerned with the uncharacteristic SuperSport Park surface it was played on

Firdose Moonda in Centurion

South Africa v West Indies, Under-19 World Cup, Group A, Mount Maunganui

'I have done this almost a 100 times'

Jan 17, 2018: The reactions on Twitter to a controversial moment at the Under-19 World Cup, in which South Africa opener Jiveshan Pillay was given out for obstructing the field

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town, 4th day

South Africa play starring role in 'advert for Test cricket'

Jan 8, 2018: In what Faf du Plessis called one of his 'favourite games of cricket', South Africa kept getting into difficult positions and kept finding a way out of them

Firdose Moonda in Cape Town

India in South Africa 2017-18

South Africa's rare, better selection conundrum

Jan 4, 2018: Andile Phehlukwayo or Chris Morris. Temba Bavuma or AB de Villiers. Dale Steyn or Morne Morkel. "As a captain it's probably the hardest selection I've had," captain Faf du Plessis said

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Zimbabwe, one-off Test, Port Elizabeth

Du Plessis ruled out of four-day Test, de Villiers to lead

Dec 26, 2017: Faf du Plessis' return to cricket after back and shoulder injuries has been delayed by a viral infection

Firdose Moonda in Port Elizabeth

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

Viral infection leaves du Plessis doubtful for Boxing Day Test

Dec 25, 2017: Faf du Plessis has declared himself as having a "60-40" chance of playing the Boxing Day Test against Zimbabwe after picking up a viral infection in the week leading up to the game

Firdose Moonda

Zimbabwe in South Africa 2017

Du Plessis may miss inaugural four-day Test

Dec 18, 2017: The back injury that Faf du Plessis suffered against Bangladesh may keep him out of the day-night encounter against ZImbabwe. Dean Elgar will likely captain the side in his absence

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

Du Plessis ruled out for six weeks

Oct 24, 2017: The South Africa captain suffered an acute lumbar disc injury in the third ODI against Bangladesh on Sunday

Firdose Moonda

Bangladesh in South Africa 2017

Injured du Plessis sidelined from T20 series against Bangladesh

Oct 22, 2017: JP Duminy will captain the team in Faf du Plessis' absence while allrounder Dwaine Pretorius has been added to the squad

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, East London

Du Plessis injury mars SA claiming whitewash

Oct 22, 2017: South Africa's bench-strength got a chance to impress and an eye-catching debut from Aiden Markram condemned Bangladesh to another hefty defeat

The Report by Firdose Moonda
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