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South Africa in New Zealand 2016-17

Philander primed for Test return

Feb 23, 2017: Vernon Philander has recovered from a slight ankle impingement and is expected to take his usual place in South Africa's Test squad, which departs for New Zealand in the weekend

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

Morkel still in contention for Champions Trophy

Feb 17, 2017: Morne Morkel remains in South Africa's thoughts for the Champions Trophy, Faf du Plessis has confirmed

Andrew McGlashan

South Africa news

'Was told I would never be able to play again' - Morne Morkel

Feb 15, 2017: Morne Morkel, who is attempting to make a comeback from a back injury, has revealed he was told he would never be able to play cricket again

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa news

Steyn, Morkel recovering at pleasing pace

Feb 6, 2017: Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel are both recovering from injury and their progress reports are encouraging

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Sri Lanka 2016-17

Not scared of picking a spinner at Wanderers - Langeveldt

Jan 9, 2017: South Africa's bowling coach believes Keshav Maharaj's economical bowling makes him the ideal foil to a pace attack that could also include Wayne Parnell

Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg

The Kolpak Issue

Who could be next in South Africa's talent drain?

Jan 6, 2017: Cricket South Africa have been asked by Test captain Faf du Plessis to be more vigilant about their players' concerns to prevent more Kolpak departures. ESPNcricinfo lists some of the players who may be most tempted to join the talent drain

Firdose Moonda at Newlands

South Africa news

De Villiers, Morkel to play domestic T20s in fitness bid

Dec 2, 2016: AB de Villiers and Morne Morkel are set to play for their franchise, Titans, next week to prove their fitness for the upcoming home summer

Firdose Moonda

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth, 1st day

Morne Morkel's fitness at '90-95%', misses WACA Test

Nov 3, 2016: Morne Morkel was left out of South Africa's XI for the first Test against Australia at the WACA because he wasn't 100% ready to bowl long spells

Firdose Moonda in Perth

Watch out for South Africa's bowlers

Nov 2, 2016: Steyn, Philander, Morkel and Rabada come from a long, proud line of fast men, and they'll present Australia with a stern challenge

Mark Nicholas

South Africa news

South Africa cricket could face talent exodus

Jul 7, 2016: Transformation guidelines, the weakening rand and a domestic structure that offers limited opportunities have forced players and coaches to look for greener pastures abroad

Firdose Moonda

West Indies v South Africa, ODI tri-series, Barbados

The eliminator before the decider

Jun 23, 2016: ESPNcricinfo previews the tri-series encounter between West Indies and South Africa

The Preview by Daniel Brettig

South Africa news

Domingo targets fresh start but doubts swirl about his future

May 25, 2016: Russell Domingo, South Africa's under-fire coach was in position as the team set off for their first assignment since the World T20, even as a review into his post is ongoing

Firdose Moonda

'Aggression is about being able to bowl 90mph for a whole day'

May 25, 2016: Too nice to be a fast bowler? Morne Morkel talks about his reputation, partnering Dale Steyn, and learning to deal with bad days

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

World T20 2016

Morkels 'unlucky' to miss World T20 bus

Feb 11, 2016: Faf du Plessis and Russell Domingo, South Africa's captain and coach, have termed Morne and Albie Morkel 'unlucky' to have missed out on World T20 selection due to the depth of options available to the selectors

Firdose Moonda

World T20 2016

Pressure on seniors as South Africa search for balance

Feb 10, 2016: By leaving out the Morkels, who boast a wealth of experience in Indian conditions, and packing their World T20 side with allrounders, South Africa's selectors may have overburdened their senior core group

Firdose Moonda

England in South Africa 2015-16

Rabada's star is born but too many passengers

Jan 27, 2016: South Africa had the leading run-scorer and wicket-taker in the four-match series against England but lost the series because there were not enough contributions from the rest

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

Onslaught exposes South Africa's depleted stocks

Jan 3, 2016: When South Africa needed strike power at the crucial moments of England's innings, they found they had nowhere to turn

Firdose Moonda at Newlands

South Africa v England, 1st Test, Durban, 3rd day

Root cements England's control against troubled SA

Dec 28, 2015: Three days into this series England hold a 261-run lead over a South Africa side riddled with problems, chief of which was another injury to Dale Steyn, after their batting had slumped in the morning session

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

South Africa v England, 1st Test, Durban, 2nd day

Morkel denies de Villiers 'retirement' reports

Dec 27, 2015: Morne Morkel has rubbished a story in the South African media which claimed AB de Villiers intends to retire from Test cricket at the end of the England series

Firdose Moonda in Durban

South Africa v England, 1st Test, Durban, 2nd day

Broad keeps pressure on SA as Elgar shows bottle

Dec 27, 2015: Led by Stuart Broad, England kept the pressure on a fragile South Africa batting line-up to leave the opening Test fascinatingly poised after two days in Durban

The Report by Andrew McGlashan
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