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Du Plessis warns SA against wholesale changes

Aug 11, 2017: The South Africa Test captain has asked for consideration to be shown to the existing support staff even if the head coach has to be changed

ESPNcricinfo staff

Root or du Plessis: who would you rather be?

Aug 11, 2017: The England captain largely has the personnel to give expression to his dynamic leadership. His South African counterpart faces trickier circumstances

Mark Nicholas

England v South Africa, 4th Investec Test, Old Trafford

Philander warned over poor fitness record

Aug 7, 2017: Vernon Philander will work on his conditioning ahead of a packed home summer scheduled to feature 10 Tests, including two four-match series against India and Australia

Firdose Moonda at Old Trafford

England v South Africa, 4th Investec Test, Old Trafford, 4th day

When nothing good would last

Aug 7, 2017: South Africa came to England missing vital organs and left with questions over the health of the rest of the side

Jarrod Kimber

England v South Africa, 4th Investec Test, Old Trafford, 4th day

Moeen's five secures England 177-run victory

Aug 7, 2017: Moeen Ali completed an outstanding series with 5 for 69 to wrap up a 3-1 victory for England as South Africa collapsed following a century stand between Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis

The Report by Andrew Miller

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, 4th Investec Test, Old Trafford, 2nd day

Bairstow exposes sloppy South Africa

Aug 5, 2017: At The Oval Faf du Plessis talked about South Africa's mistakes, here they just replicated them

Jarrod Kimber at Old Trafford

The briefing

The Mithali betrayal and other stories

Jul 31, 2017: It's been a month in which Kohli gained an elder buddy, Mithali's reading matter flattered to deceive, and England declared a new era (again)

Andrew Fidel Fernando

England v South Africa, 3rd Investec Test, Kia Oval, 2nd day

Testing conditions expose South Africa's top order

Jul 28, 2017: Even when South Africa have been winning in recent times it's been despite a lack of big hundreds from the main batsmen

Firdose Moonda at The Oval

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'Team understands how to take the country forward' - du Plessis

Jul 26, 2017: Faf du Plessis has said that transformation targets do not stop South Africa from fielding their best teams

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in England 2017

'Feels very similar to Australia tour' - du Plessis

Jul 26, 2017: South Africa's Test captain draws parallels from the tour of Australia last year where the visitors dominated the series after being pushed against the wall early on

Firdose Moonda

Why shouldn't the captain get the coach of his choice?

Jul 23, 2017: If you have the right person to lead the team on the field, the rest will follow

Ian Chappell

It's time to rediscover Test-match batting

Jul 19, 2017: England's recklessness in the name of positivity is a sign that the art of batting in the longest format is no longer given due attention

Mark Nicholas

South Africa in England, 2017

Nottingham's the charm

Jul 19, 2017: South Africa pull one back finally, and our correspondent is there to watch - while practising a bit of yoga on the side

Firdose Moonda

England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 4th day

SA regain focus, discipline under du Plessis

Jul 18, 2017: South Africa's captain, Faf du Plessis, has a definite swagger, in a gum-chewing, cool-cat kind of way. But it is his grit, as a leader and batsman, that is helping him shape his own side

Melinda Farrell in Nottingham

England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 4th day

We were in control from the toss to the last ball - du Plessis

Jul 17, 2017: South Africa's returning captain lauded his team's character after they responded to the heavy defeat at Lord's with a crushing victory

Firdose Moonda at Trent Bridge

England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 2nd day

Morris credits du Plessis' captaincy for South Africa revival

Jul 15, 2017: Turning a team's mood, mindset and match-day performances around can take months but Faf du Plessis was able to achieve that with his South African side in less than a week

Firdose Moonda at Trent Bridge

South Africa in England 2017

Du Plessis must lift spirits of SA pack

Jul 11, 2017: The Test captain has returned with South Africa licking their wounds and Faf du Plessis has work to do to turn things around

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in England 2017

Rabada mustn't shelve aggression - du Plessis

Jul 10, 2017: Faf du Plessis wants Kagiso Rabada to stay fierce and fiery and thinks cricket is poorer following his sanction. Rabada will miss the second Test at Trent Bridge after earning the suspension

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in England 2017

Duminy place under pressure, admits du Plessis

Jul 10, 2017: Faf du Plessis has conceded that JP Duminy's place in the Test side will come in for scrutiny after a run of poor form

Firdose Moonda
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