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The briefing

What the hell is going on with India?

Feb 1, 2018: Disturbing behaviour was exhibited by many in cricket in January. Except Pakistan, who were just their usual weird selves

Andrew Fidel Fernando

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

Steyn sidelined for remainder of India series

Jan 8, 2018: The South Africa fast bowler will be reassessed in four to six weeks' time

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

Did we see the first and the last of South Africa's pace quartet?

Jan 6, 2018: When Steyn went off the field, we were quickly faced with the reality that this quartet may not play many matches together

Firdose Moonda in Cape Town

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

Steyn won't bowl further in first Test, could miss rest of series

Jan 6, 2018: The fast bowler suffered tissue damage in his heel and could take four to six weeks to recover

Firdose Moonda in Cape Town

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

The late reappearance of Steyn magic

Jan 5, 2018: Dale Steyn, whose chances of donning the Test whites looked meek after his shoulder injury, did not make a dramatic start on his Test return. But in his third over, he unfurled the magic

Firdose Moonda at Newlands

South Africa news

Morkel's form poses selection headache for South Africa

Dec 28, 2017: The fast bowler's five-for against Zimbabwe means South Africa may have to choose between him and Dale Steyn for the first Test against India

Firdose Moonda

CSA Invitation XI v Zimbabwe, warm-up game, Paarl

Steyn wicket-less in first-class return

Dec 21, 2017: Zimbabwe were bowled out for 196 in the warm-up game in Paarl, with Hamilton Masakadza top-scoring with 79

ESPNcricinfo staff

SA Invitational XI v Zimbabweans, Tour match, Paarl

Steyn's comeback: 'I am still fitter than the youngest guys'

Dec 20, 2017: For the first time in more than a year, Dale Steyn was bowling in whites. The were few fireworks from him, but that didn't matter. He is just eyeing his Test return

Firdose Moonda

Zimbabwe in South Africa 2017-18

Cremer senses opportunity in shorter contest

Dec 19, 2017: The Zimbabwe captain feels four-day Tests could give lower-ranked teams more of a chance of competing against top sides like South Africa

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

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

Ram Slam T20 Challenge 2017-18, 3rd Week

Reeza Hendricks, Duminy extend good form

Nov 27, 2017: A round-up of the games played in third week of the Ram Slam T20 Challenge, in which Cape Cobras got on to the points table, while Dolphins were hampered by the weather again

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

Steyn begins shifting focus from T20 to Test cricket

Nov 23, 2017: The fast bowler will be rested from the Titans' next Ram Slam competition so that he can hit the nets and get overs under his belt

Firdose Moonda

Ram Slam T20 Challenge 2017-18

Steyn eases into comeback; Ngidi returns T20 career-best figures

Nov 20, 2017: A weekly round-up of the Ram Slam T20 Challenge in which Titans leapt to top of the table and Lungi Ngidi impressed with his 4 for 14 against Warriors

Firdose Moonda

Ram Slam T20 Challenge 2017-18

A quiet, satisfactory return for Steyn

Nov 16, 2017: On his return to competitive cricket after a year-long absence, Dale Steyn bowled three overs and took a wicket to help Titans defend 199 in a 38-run win over Knights

Firdose Moonda

Ram Slam news

Steyn set to return after year-long absence

Nov 14, 2017: The T20 encounter against the Knights on Wednesday will be Steyn's first competitive match since breaking a bone in his shoulder during the tour of Australia in November 2016

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

De Villiers, Steyn get Test nod from coach Gibson

Oct 30, 2017: AB de Villiers has not played a Test since January last year, while Dale Steyn is expected to make a comeback from injuries in the franchise T20 competition, starting November 10

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

GLT20 postponement hard on young players - Steyn

Oct 19, 2017: The South Africa fast bowler feels the league's cancellation this year could hurt the hopes and finances of the country's up and coming players

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

Steyn aims for November comeback

Oct 19, 2017:

Firdose Moonda

South Africa vs Bangladesh 2017-18

Philander ruled out of Bangladesh Tests

Sep 27, 2017: The South Africa fast bowler continues to recover from a lower-back niggle and aims to regain full fitness by mid-October

Firdose Moonda
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