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South Africa v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Centurion

South Africa look to exploit New Zealand's long tail

Aug 26, 2016: South Africa did not have the chance to get into New Zealand's lower order in Durban, but they have identified it as an area to exploit in Centurion

Firdose Moonda in Centurion

South Africa v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Centurion

Faf du Plessis calls for more home Tests

Aug 26, 2016: Faf du Plessis, South Africa's stand-in captain, has added the growing chorus calling for Test cricket to become the focal point among administrators and players

Firdose Moonda at Centurion

South Africa v New Zealand, 1st Test, Durban

'Player safety was the main concern and we respect that' - du Plessis

Aug 23, 2016: Concerns over player safety on a soft outfield caused three abandoned days in the Durban Test, despite both teams being "very keen" to get on the park

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v New Zealand, 1st Test, Durban

South Africa reset focus in bid to climb up rankings

Aug 18, 2016: Despite a dearth of Test cricket compared to the Big Three and several months between fixtures, South Africa took their place in the format for granted and in so doing lost some of their stature

Firdose Moonda in Durban

New Zealand in South Africa 2016

De Villiers, Morkel ruled out of New Zealand Tests

Aug 2, 2016: AB de Villiers and Morne Morkel have been ruled out of South Africa's upcoming two-Test series against New Zealand with injury. Faf du Plessis will stand in as captain

Firdose Moonda

IPL 2016

Du Plessis ruled out of IPL with broken finger

Apr 28, 2016: Rising Pune Supergiants batsman Faf du Plessis has been ruled out of the remainder of the IPL with a broken finger

ESPNcricinfo staff

Kings XI v Supergiants, IPL 2016, Mohali

Sharmas tilt it Kings XI's way

Apr 17, 2016: Five key factors in Kings XI Punjab's six-wicket win over Rising Pune Supergiants in Mohali

Sidharth Monga

Mumbai v Supergiants, IPL 2016, Mumbai

Benefited from losing the toss - du Plessis

Apr 10, 2016: Rising Pune Supergiants batsman Faf du Plessis has said losing the toss worked in his side's favour, by allowing them to assess conditions on an atypical Wankhede pitch.

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa news

Du Plessis wants to keep T20 captaincy

Mar 29, 2016: Faf du Plessis has committed to staying on as South Africa's T20 captain, even though the next World T20 is four years away

Firdose Moonda

SA v SL, World T20 2016, Group 1, Delhi

Mistakes cost South Africa - du Plessis

Mar 28, 2016: It was on the back of "one or two mistakes" against England and West Indies that South Africa's campaign turned sour, said captain Faf du Plessis

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Delhi

What went wrong for South Africa

Mar 27, 2016: From the lack of clarity on AB de Villiers' batting position, to questionable team selection, their early World T20 exit was a familiar story

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v West Indies, World T20 2016, Group 1, Nagpur

'No excuses' for being on brink of elimination - du Plessis

Mar 25, 2016: Captain Faf du Plessis was quite clear in his assessment that South Africa fell at least 10 runs short of a defendable total against West Indies at Nagpur

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Nagpur

South Africa v West Indies, World T20 2016, Group 1, Nagpur

SA expect 'spinning deck' despite pitch change

Mar 24, 2016: Two days before Nagpur was set to host a World T20 match between South Africa and West Indies, the pitch for the game was switched

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Nagpur

Afghanistan v South Africa, World T20, Group 1, Mumbai

Powerplay pace remains concern for South Africa

Mar 20, 2016: For a brief moment, while Mohammad Shahzad was cutting loose, Faf du Plessis admitted he was a touch worried as his new-ball bowlers again went the distance

Arun Venugopal in Mumbai

England v South Africa, World T20 2016, Group 1, Mumbai

How did South Africa lose?

Mar 18, 2016: It will take some time to reflect on what unfolded in the Wankhede, but too many wides, a misfiring strike bowler and Faf du Plessis' difficult day all played a part

Arun Venugopal in Mumbai

World T20 2016

SA buoyed by de Villiers' Wankhede affair

Mar 17, 2016: South Africa's T20I captain Faf du Plessis believes his team is in a good space heading into the World T20, thanks mainly to the form of AB de Villiers, and the familiarity of the conditions at the Wankhede Stadium

Arun Venugopal in Mumbai

South Africa v Australia, 2nd T20, Johannesburg

Poor basics cost South Africa - Du Plessis

Mar 6, 2016: Even though South Africa lost their first T20 in six matches, captain Faf du Plessis was impressed with their attempt at defending 204

Firdose Moonda

SA v Aus, 1st T20, Durban

Du Plessis wants to follow McCullum's lead at start of year-long acquaintance

Mar 3, 2016: South Africa and Australia will be seeing plenty of each other during the remainder of 2016, but it is hoped that it won't lead to tempers boiling over

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v England, 2nd T20, Johannesburg

South Africa's upward curve raises World T20 hopes

Feb 21, 2016: South Africa saved their strongest statement for last - a crushing win in Johannesburg - and with these two sides meeting again early in the World T20 it could yet have even greater significance

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v England, 1st T20I, Cape Town

Tahir showed great control with the ball - du Plessis

Feb 20, 2016: South Africa's T20 captain Faf du Plessis praised Imran Tahir's control and variations after his side's three-wicket victory over England, in which the bowler took 4 for 21

Firdose Moonda
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