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Du Plessis ruled out for six weeks

Oct 24, 2017: The South Africa captain suffered an acute lumbar disc injury in the third ODI against Bangladesh on Sunday

Firdose Moonda

Bangladesh in South Africa 2017

Injured du Plessis sidelined from T20 series against Bangladesh

Oct 22, 2017: JP Duminy will captain the team in Faf du Plessis' absence while allrounder Dwaine Pretorius has been added to the squad

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, East London

Du Plessis injury mars SA claiming whitewash

Oct 22, 2017: South Africa's bench-strength got a chance to impress and an eye-catching debut from Aiden Markram condemned Bangladesh to another hefty defeat

The Report by Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Bangladesh 2017-18

A checklist for South Africa's batting unit

Sep 27, 2017: With AB de Villiers' return to the Test team a likelihood in the upcoming season, Temba Bavuma and Theunis de Bruyn may find themselves most vulnerable to losing a spot, even as Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis grapple with form

Firdose Moonda in Potchefstroom

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

South Africa news

Faf du Plessis' three-year plan ready for take off

Sep 26, 2017: South Africa are headed for their busiest summer ever, with the pressure of a World Cup and a new T20 League looming; they will need their captain to nail his targets

Firdose Moonda

Independence Cup 2017

'We've been extremely well looked after' - Flower

Sep 16, 2017: Both the World XI coach and captain Faf du Plessis were effusive in their praise for the experiences they had in Lahore, and the security measures in place

Danyal Rasool

South Africa news

Du Plessis to lead South Africa in all formats

Sep 11, 2017: Du Plessis, captain of South Africa's Test and T20 teams, was also named as AB de Villiers' successor in ODIs

Firdose Moonda

Independence Cup 2017

Security made us feel like in a movie - du Plessis

Sep 11, 2017: The World XI captain spoke about how he initially wrestled with the idea of playing in Pakistan, before being put at ease by the comprehensive security arrangements

Danyal Rasool in Lahore

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Gibson understands pressure to land World Cup for South Africa

Sep 5, 2017: Gibson is set to begin his stint as head coach later this month and is ready to embrace the challenges of Kolpak losses and transformation

Firdose Moonda

World XI Series

Faf du Plessis named captain of World XI to travel to Pakistan

Aug 24, 2017: Faf du Plessis will be joined by four South African team-mates in party that includes representatives from seven nations

Danyal Rasool

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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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