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Mzansi Super League 2018

De Villiers, Rabada, du Plessis among marquee players for Mzansi Super League

Oct 15, 2018: Chris Gayle, Eoin Morgan, Rashid Khan, Jason Roy are part of the international draft that will take place on October 17

Liam Brickhill

South Africa v Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI, Paarl

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis passed fit for final ODI against Zimbabwe

Oct 5, 2018: South Africa's captain, who has recovered quicker than expected from a shoulder injury, hoped for good batting conditions in Paarl after low-scoring matches in Kimberley and Bloemfontein

Liam Brickhill

South Africa news

Du Plessis, Amla ruled out of Zimbabwe series

Sep 25, 2018: The SA captain has been withdrawn to fully recover from a shoulder injury, while Amla will miss out because of a torn finger tendon, picked up during the CPL

Liam Brickhill

South Africa news

Injury makes du Plessis unlikely for Zimbabwe series

Aug 10, 2018: South Africa's captain has said that the priority for him right now is to get his shoulder as strong as possible in the lead-up to a busy winter and the World Cup

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2018

Injured du Plessis out of Sri Lanka tour

Aug 6, 2018: He will need up to six weeks to make a full recovery and will miss the remaining two ODIs and the lone T20I

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2018

The case for scrapping the toss

Jul 21, 2018: Could giving the away team the choice of batting or fielding first reduce the scope for overly lopsided contests on pitches heavily skewed in the home side's favour?

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the SSC

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, SSC

Du Plessis wants batsmen to 'trust their defence'

Jul 19, 2018: Refrain from attacking too early and await the hittable balls - that's the South Africa captain's motto, ahead of the 2nd Test in Colombo

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

'I'm a big fan of taking away the toss' - Du Plessis

Jul 14, 2018: The South Africa captain thinks allowing the visiting team to always decide on whether they want to bat or bowl will bring back some balance to Test cricket

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

South Africa's attempt to put pressure back on spinners backfired - du Plessis

Jul 14, 2018: The South Africa captain explains what else went wrong for his team in Galle, such as the absence of reverse swing

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

Sri Lanka Board XI v South Africans, P Sara Oval, 2nd day

Du Plessis, Amla, Bavuma tune up for Galle Test with fifties

Jul 8, 2018: South Africa opener Dean Elgar also had a decent workout before the two-day tour match ended in a draw

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2018

Faf du Plessis welcomes sternest punishment for ball-tampering, but criticises ICC ambiguity

Jul 6, 2018: South Africa captain seeks clarity on what is deemed permissible under new regulations ahead of Sri Lanka series

Andrew Fidel Fernando

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2018

Du Plessis calls for harsher punishments for ball tampering

Jul 1, 2018: The South Africa captain also wants more clarity over what constitutes ball tampering

Firdose Moonda

'Simply Faftastic'

May 22, 2018: Twitter applauded Faf du Plessis on his unbeaten 67, which led CSK to their seventh IPL final

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sunrisers Hyderabad v Chennai Super Kings, Qualifier 1, IPL 2018, Mumbai

Du Plessis does a Dhoni, and even seals it with a six

May 22, 2018: The opener manoeuvred the middle overs, took the game deep, targetted Carlos Brathwaite and sealed CSK's place in the final with a six

Deivarayan Muthu

Sunrisers v CSK, IPL 2018, Qualifier 1, Mumbai

Faf du Plessis to his team-mates: "How did we win this, guys?"

May 22, 2018: CSK's match-winner said he specifically targeted Carlos Brathwaite since his normal-pace deliveries and slower balls weren't too different

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 4th day

Du Plessis satisfies his needs, Elgar fulfils his wants

Apr 2, 2018: Du Plessis was coming off low scores which is why he needed the hundred more than he wanted it. Elgar didn't need a hundred because he already scored a big one in this series but he still might have wanted it

Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg

South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, Johannesburg

Kindness called for with South Africa on the cusp of history

Mar 29, 2018: It isn't on the forefront of anyone's minds right now, but South Africa have their best chance yet of winning their first home Test series against Australia since readmission

Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg

Australia in South Africa 2017-18

Smith 'a good guy caught in a bad place' - du Plessis

Mar 29, 2018: South Africa's captain has expressed sympathy for Steven Smith, but was less charitable to David Warner, whom he hoped would 'reflect and see if he can change the way he has played the game'

Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

South Africa find their sweet moments in 'soap opera'

Mar 25, 2018: The achievements of Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram and AB de Villiers should be celebrated and the form of Faf du Plessis should be questioned but that will come on another day, a less strange day

Firdose Moonda in Cape Town
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