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South Africa's new year wish: please stay

Dec 30, 2016: The declining rand, the popularity of T20 leagues, and Kolpak deals may have lured some away, but Kyle Abbott and Stephen Cook offer cause for optimism

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Port Elizabeth, 5th day

Abbott hastens South Africa's crushing win

Dec 30, 2016: South Africa made full use of the second new ball to rip through Sri Lanka's last five wickets and complete a 206-run win in Port Elizabeth, an hour and 10 minutes into day five

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

'Still have to prove myself' - Abbott

Dec 23, 2016: Though he has been in good form, and seems set to be part of the South African Test side for a sustained period of time, Kyle Abbott feels he can't relax just yet

Firdose Moonda in Port Elizabeth

'There are a lot more tough days than successful days in a fast-bowling career'

Dec 19, 2016: Former South Africa bowling coach Vincent Barnes talks about developing fast bowlers, injury prevention, and the extreme pace of Dale Steyn

Interview by Crispin Andrews

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Adelaide, 2nd day

South Africa find pink pill is no magic ball

Nov 25, 2016: South Africa have identified the first and last hours as the time when the pink ball is at its most dangerous

Firdose Moonda at Adelaide Oval

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Adelaide, 2nd day

Abbott nibbles but Australia avert wobble

Nov 25, 2016: As Australia put together their most composed innings of the series, South Africa needed hard work and a bit of luck to keep hopes of a whitewash alive

Firdose Moonda at Adelaide Oval

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Adelaide, 2nd day

Khawaja bats through day to put Australia on top

Nov 25, 2016: Usman Khawaja batted throughout the second day in Adelaide to give Australia a 48-run lead at the close of play

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Hobart, 4th day

Abbott, Rabada bowl SA to series victory

Nov 15, 2016: Kyle Abbott took a six-wicket haul to skittle the hosts for 161 and seal South Africa's third consecutive series win in Australia

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Hobart

Abbott likely to replace Steyn in Hobart

Nov 8, 2016: Dale Steyn's absence from the Hobart Test will mean an inclusion for either Kyle Abbott or Morne Morkel, with Abbott seemingly the more likely candidate

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Australia, 4th ODI, Port Elizabeth

'Tough' not being a regular member of the team - Abbott

Oct 9, 2016: Kyle Abbott, who led South Africa to a 4-0 lead with a four-wicket haul in his first appearance for the side in four months, has said it is "tough" not being a regular member of the team

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa v Australia, 4th ODI, Port Elizabeth

Abbott, du Plessis lead SA to 4-0 with another rout

Oct 9, 2016: Facing a side resting three first-choice bowlers in a dead rubber, Steven Smith's Australia were shot out for 167 as South Africa romped to a six-wicket win and a 4-0 lead in the series

The Report by Daniel Brettig

'I think I'm a better fisherman than Steyn and Morkel'

May 21, 2016: South African fast bowler Kyle Abbott brags about his angling skills, and confesses to bullying Australians in the Kings XI dressing room

Interview by Arun Venugopal

England v South Africa, World T20 2016, Group 1, Mumbai

How did South Africa lose?

Mar 18, 2016: It will take some time to reflect on what unfolded in the Wankhede, but too many wides, a misfiring strike bowler and Faf du Plessis' difficult day all played a part

Arun Venugopal in Mumbai

India v South Africa, World T20 warm-ups, Mumbai

Dhoni denied at the death

Mar 12, 2016: Chris Morris held his nerve to deny MS Dhoni at the death and give South Africa a four-run win in their warm-up match in Mumbai

Nagraj Gollapudi in Mumbai

Australia in South Africa 2015-16

Steyn return threatens Abbott run

Mar 2, 2016: The imminent return of Dale Steyn means Kyle Abbott cannot feel assured of his place in South Africa's T20 starting XI

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v England, 2nd T20, Johannesburg

South Africa's upward curve raises World T20 hopes

Feb 21, 2016: South Africa saved their strongest statement for last - a crushing win in Johannesburg - and with these two sides meeting again early in the World T20 it could yet have even greater significance

Firdose Moonda

England in South Africa 2015-16

Allrounders could give SA some T20 bite

Feb 16, 2016: The South African squad have overcome being thrown to the wolves after they came back from 2-0 down in their ODI series against England to win 3-2, so now, they are diving with the sharks

Firdose Moonda

England in South Africa 2015-16

South Africa rescue a troubled season

Feb 15, 2016: In the bigger picture, a bilateral one-day series success may not have great long-term consequences but South Africa's comeback to win "three finals" against England was a significant milestone

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, 4th Test, Centurion, 5th day

Steyn ruled out of England ODIs

Jan 26, 2016: Dale Steyn has been ruled out of the ODI series against England as he continues to recover from a shoulder injury.

ESPNcricinfo staff
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