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Troublesome ankle could sideline Vernon Philander until November

Sep 19, 2018: If fit, the fast bowler, who hasn't played for South Africa since the Galle Test in July, would have been selected alongside Dale Steyn for the upcoming ODIs against Zimbabwe

Firdose Moonda

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle

Rabada will take over from Steyn as spearhead - du Plessis

Jul 11, 2018: The South Africa captain backs both quicks to deliver with the reverse-swinging old ball in Sri Lanka

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2018

Ball-tamperers' mega reunion in Colombo

Jul 10, 2018: What happened when the greatest concentration of convicted ball-tamperers ever seen on this planet descended upon Colombo? Andrew Fidel Fernando investigates

Andrew Fidel Fernando

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2018

'Pretty sure we'll continue with three fast bowlers' - Ottis Gibson

Jul 8, 2018: South Africa will continue to trust in their strengths, their coach has said, despite the likelihood of a slow, low turner in the first Test in Galle

Andrew Fidel Fernando

South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, 5th Day, Johannesburg

Philander six-for completes historic series win for South Africa

Apr 3, 2018: South Africa wrapped up the series 3-1 - their first home win against Australia since readmission - with a 492-run victory

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, 2nd Day, Johannesburg

Bavuma, Philander leave Australia staring at follow-on

Mar 31, 2018: South Africa's last four wickets added 189 to shore up an already strong total before Australia's new look batting line-up went on a freefall

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia in South Africa 2018

Philander denies posting inflammatory tweet accusing Smith

Mar 15, 2018: The South Africa seamer said his account was hacked, after an inflammatory tweet was posted on his account, accusing Smith of being equally culpable in the shoulder brush that led to Rabada getting banned

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

Australia top-order lose battle of the crease

Mar 1, 2018: Australia's hopes of setting a dominant agenda were stymied by an attitrional South Africa bowling effort led by Vernon Philander

Daniel Brettig at Kingsmead

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 2nd day

A show of guts and resolve from Rabada and Philander

Jan 25, 2018: Hashim Amla put on a special act at the Wanderers but needed some support. He found it in unlikely quarters

Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg

No insecurity in four-pronged pace pack if you put ego aside - Philander

Jan 22, 2018: Ahead of his 50th Test, Vernon Philander admitted it could be tough being part of a four-pronged pace pack that is packed with star quality, but only if he thought just about himself

Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg

South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion

The seven quicks that South Africa can choose from

Jan 12, 2018: With seven fast-bowling options in South Africa's squad, here's a look at their certainties, contenders and outsiders for the second Test against India

Firdose Moonda in Centurion

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

Big Vern reels in the big fish

Jan 8, 2018: Over the course of 13 balls delivered from his favourite Wynberg End, Vernon Philander set Virat Kohli up and sent him back with the most artful of knockout blows

Sidharth Monga in Cape Town

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

'A master of his craft'

Jan 8, 2018: Vernon Philander took the plaudits after a career-best effort gave South Africa the series lead in a low-scoring encounter at Newlands

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

India in South Africa 2017-18

Philander not convinced yet that Kohli's India travel better

Jan 3, 2018: Asked about the general reputation this India team seems to carry - of being better travellers than the earlier teams - the South Africa quick said he wasn't impressed just yet

Sidharth Monga in Cape Town

Sunfoil Series 2017-18

First win in twelve Sunfoil games as Titans trounce Lions

Oct 26, 2017: Two more draws added to the pile though, in the latest round of Sunfoil Series games

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

Philander back to domestic cricket after injury break

Oct 22, 2017: The South Africa quick, who has not played since July due to back spasms, is set to turn out for Cobras in a first-class fixture against Dolphins from Monday

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

South Africa news

Philander joins Steyn on first-class sidelines

Sep 15, 2017: The fast bowler is in the final phase of rehabilitation from the back injury he sustained during the England tour, and has been ruled out of the Cobras' season-opening first-class fixture against the Knights

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in England, 2017

Heartache tonight (and every night)

Aug 10, 2017: Our correspondent follows two South African teams about on the disappointing final legs of their respective tours

Firdose Moonda
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