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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

AB de Villiers ruled out of T20I series against India

Feb 18, 2018: The South Africa batsman suffered the injury before the fifth ODI and CSA decided to give him time to make a full recovery ahead of the Tests against Australia

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa v India, 4th ODI, Johannesburg

South Africa buoyed by de Villiers' return on 'special occasion'

Feb 9, 2018: "To the team, he brings so much more than runs, he brings AB de Villiers. The AB de Villiers factor, let's put it that way," Chris Morris said ahead of the pink ODI in Johannesburg

Sidharth Monga in Johannesburg

India in South Africa 2018

De Villiers returns for last three ODIs

Feb 8, 2018: De Villiers had missed the first three matches with a finger injury he sustained during the Wanderers Test

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

Injured de Villiers ruled out of first three ODIs

Jan 30, 2018: The selectors will not name a replacement, so the squad has been trimmed to 14 players, with the likelihood of Khaya Zondo being handed a debut now higher

Firdose Moonda

What's the record for most run-outs in a Test?

Jan 23, 2018: And which Test player was struck by lightning during a match in Kingston?

Steven Lynch

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

India in South Africa 2017-18

'Feel like I am in the best form of my life' - de Villiers

Jan 18, 2018: The South Africa batsman has said that he is in a 'good space' physically and mentally after series-turning contributions against India

Sidharth Monga in Johannesburg

South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 3rd day

Kohli, Bumrah lead India's fight but South Africa still ahead

Jan 15, 2018: Virat Kohli's 21st Test hundred and two early wickets from Jasprit Bumrah kept India's bid for a series-levelling win alive, but AB de Villiers' skill and enterprise ensured South Africa remained in control of the Centurion Test

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

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

De Villiers changed the game in one over - SA batting coach

Jan 5, 2018: At 12 for 3, South Africa were looking for some calm, for someone to absorb the pressure and block out a few overs. But AB de Villiers had other ideas

Firdose Moonda in Cape Town

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town

South Africa make big strikes after falling for 286

Jan 5, 2018: Cape Town dealt almost exclusively in hair-raising action. The day began with three wickets in the first six overs. And it ended with three more in nine. The fast bowlers, from both teams, had fun

The Report by Alagappan Muthu

India in South Africa 2017-18

'Respect the way he plays, but it's all about getting AB out'

Dec 30, 2017: They are team-mates in the IPL and friends off the field, but Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers will only be batsmen to dismiss as soon as possible when South Africa begin their Test series against India

Firdose Moonda

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

South Africa v Zimbabwe, Four-day Test, Port Elizabeth, 2nd day

De Villiers happy with South Africa's India preparation

Dec 27, 2017: The stand-in captain said both South Africa's batsmen and bowlers got enough out of the four-day Test

Firdose Moonda in Port Elizabeth

South Africa v Zimbabwe, only Test, Port Elizabeth, 1st day

De Villiers' return sparks hope and concern

Dec 26, 2017: His comeback innings promised something special on one hand. On the other, it left several big questions unanswered for South Africa, especially around team combination

Firdose Moonda in Port Elizabeth

Zimbabwe in South Africa 2017-18

De Villiers' back still a cause for concern

Dec 23, 2017: Even as he prepares to make a comeback to Test cricket, AB de Villiers has admitted his workload will need to be monitored, given that his long-standing back problem is not entirely a thing of the past

Firdose Moonda

Zimbabwe in South Africa 2017-18

De Villiers, Steyn, Philander back in SA Test squad

Dec 19, 2017: AB de Villiers and Dale Steyn last played Test cricket in 2016, while Vernon Philander made a return after an injury lay-off that had ruled him out of the Bangladesh series

Firdose Moonda

'The more time you give to the ground, the more it will give back to you'

Dec 18, 2017: Babar Azam talks about being compared to Kohli, imitating de Villiers, and more

Interview by Mohammad Isam

South Africa news

De Villiers, Steyn to return for red-ball cricket

Dec 5, 2017: AB de Villiers, Dale Steyn and Chris Morris will move closer to their Test returns when they play for the South African Invitation XI against Zimbabwe in a three-day warm-up match ahead of the Boxing Day Test

Firdose Moonda
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