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Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

SA attack feasts on weaknesses, but Bavuma form a concern

Jan 15, 2017: It quickly became a one-sided series as South Africa made the most of home advantage. ESPNcricinfo assesses those who took part

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day

Abbott's absence cannot undermine South Africa's surge

Jan 14, 2017: Duanne Olivier and Wayne Parnell impressed in helpful conditions against supine opponents, as South Africa made strides in their search for a third seamer

Firdose Moonda at Johannesburg

Captain of the year

Who led the best?

Jan 14, 2017: Kohli's India were unstoppable, so were Faf's South Africa

Raunak Kapoor

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

Du Plessis only has eyes for a whitewash

Jan 11, 2017: Faf du Plessis wants South Africa to pull of a whitewash that proved elusive in Australia

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Johannesburg

Amla could be last South African to 100 Tests - du Plessis

Jan 11, 2017: On the eve of Hashim Amla's 100 Test, captain Faf du Plessis said there may not be another South African to reach that landmark in the format

Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg

South Africa news

Du Plessis pleads for action to safeguard South Africa's future

Jan 5, 2017: In the aftermath of Kyle Abbott and Rilee Rossouw taking Kolpak deals, Test captain Faf du Plessis has asked his country's cricket administrators to act quickly to prevent more players from leaving

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Du Plessis hails 'perfect' Rabada

Jan 5, 2017: Faf du Plessis has called Kagiso Rabada the "perfect bowler for a captain" following the 282-run domination of Sri Lanka at Newlands

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Newlands

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Port Elizabeth, 5th day

Du Plessis' plans come together to highlight Mathews' problems

Dec 30, 2016: South Africa were expected to be too strong for Sri Lanka in the opening encounter, but what made the gap between the teams even wider were some of Angelo Mathews' tactics

Firdose Moonda at Port Elizabeth

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Port Elizabeth, 5th day

Du Plessis praises groundsman for quelling Herath's threat

Dec 30, 2016: South Africa wanted a pitch to nullify the threat of Rangana Herath, and that is what they got in Port Elizabeth

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Port Elizabeth

Du Plessis wants SA to set the pace

Dec 24, 2016: "We good when we're in trouble, but we're trying to change that and become a team that dominates and puts the opposition under pressure first," Faf du Plessis said ahead of the Boxing Day Test

Firdose Moonda in Port Elizabeth

'Being Test captain is almost the first time people take you seriously'

Dec 15, 2016: South Africa's leadership conundrum has come full circle, with the Test captaincy now in the hands of Faf du Plessis, a man seemingly designed for it

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

'Won't back out of appeal' - Faf du Plessis

Dec 14, 2016: South Africa's Test captain has confirmed he will go ahead with his appeal against his ball-tampering charge, even though he risks a match ban if found guilty by the judicial commissioner

Firdose Moonda

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

'Want to get the best of Duminy at No. 4'

Dec 14, 2016: Faf Du Plessis, confirmed as South Africa's permanent Test captain ahead of a three-match home series against Sri Lanka, spoke to the media at Newlands about the resources at his disposal for this assignment

Firdose Moonda in Cape Town

South Africa news

De Villiers steps down as Test captain

Dec 12, 2016: AB de Villiers has stepped down as South Africa's Test captain with immediate effect and has been ruled out of the three Tests against Sri Lanka as he continues to recover from elbow surgery

Firdose Moonda

ICC news

Du Plessis appeal hearing on December 19

Dec 6, 2016: The ICC has set December 19 as the hearing date for Faf du Plessis' appeal against his guilty verdict for ball-tampering

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa in Australia 2016-17

Du Plessis, Philander want more pink-ball games

Nov 27, 2016: South Africa's stand-in captain Faf du Plessis said his team weren't skeptical about the pink ball anymore

Firdose Moonda in Adelaide

Allow players to use one method to aid swing

Nov 27, 2016: It will be easier to police tampering if bowlers are given an incentive to obey the law

Ian Chappell

ICC news

ICC 'disappointed' by du Plessis' decision to appeal verdict

Nov 25, 2016: ICC chief executive David Richardson stated that until the laws of the game are amended, the practice of charging players when evidence shows a breach will continue

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in Australia 2016-17

Du Plessis to appeal ball-tampering verdict

Nov 25, 2016: South Africa's stand-in captain Faf du Plessis is risking a possible suspension by appealing his ball-tampering penalty in an attempt to clear his name

Firdose Moonda

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Adelaide, 1st day

'Never been more motivated' - du Plessis

Nov 24, 2016: South Africa's captain, Faf du Plessis, described his hundred in Adelaide as his "best" in Tests after a week in which he was found guilty of ball-tampering by the ICC

Firdose Moonda at Adelaide Oval
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