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CSA denies Philander semi-final selection down to quotas

Mar 29, 2015: A controversy has arisen over South Africa's decision to play Vernon Philander ahead of Kyle Abbott in the World Cup semi-final

Firdose Moonda

World Cup 2015: South Africa

Confident SA bank on feel-good factor

Mar 22, 2015: With the pressure of a first ever knockout win out of the way, and a new-found belief blowing their sails, South Africa are confident of going the whole distance this World Cup

Firdose Moonda

World Cup 2015: South Africa

Anxious Abbott still second choice

Mar 21, 2015: As the semi-final draws nearer and Vernon Philander's recovery continues, all Kyle Abbott can do is watch and wait and work on his own game

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st Q-F, Sydney

Relief all round as South Africa are freed from suffocation

Mar 18, 2015: It was relief, rather than raucous, rampant celebration for South Africa because relief has to be the leveller for a side who have made history but still have more history to make

Firdose Moonda at the SCG

World Cup 2015: South Africa

South Africa spoilt for choice

Mar 4, 2015: With Vernon Philander and JP Duminy set to return from injuries, South Africa will have to think about whether Kyle Abbott and Rilee Rossouw, who have pitched in with strong performances, can still find a place in the XI

Firdose Moonda in Auckland

South Africa news

Kagiso Rabada handed CSA contract

Mar 1, 2015: Under-19 World Cup winner Kagiso Rabada was the youngest of the 17 players who were given a central contract by Cricket South Africa

Firdose Moonda

World Cup 2015

South Africa mull combination conundrum

Feb 19, 2015: Taming the Indian batting line-up requires picking up wickets and South Africa believe their best chance of doing that is by trusting in pace

Firdose Moonda in Melbourne

South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015 warm-ups, Christchurch

'We were counting down every run' - Abbott

Feb 9, 2015: Winning and losing is secondary to sorting out patterns of play except when pressure threatens to pull that pattern out of shape

Firdose Moonda at Hagley Oval

West Indies in South Africa 2014-15

A cohesive team led by a confident captain

Jan 6, 2015: ESPNcricinfo rates the South Africa performance from the Test series against West Indies

Firdose Moonda

Sunfoil Series 2014-15

Abbott, McLaren give Dolphins innings win

Dec 30, 2014: A round-up of the Sunfoil Series matches that ended on December 30, 2014

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa in Australia 2014-15

Abbott determined to make rare opportunities count

Nov 6, 2014: With South Africa's fast-bowling cupboard well-stocked, emerging fast bowler Kyle Abbott wants to make sure he is ready to perform when he gets a chance

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in New Zealand 2014-15

Replacing Kallis, the bowler

Oct 16, 2014: Faf du Plessis assuming Kallis' No. 3 slot was only one part of the equation solved. South Africa are scouting for someone who could balance attack and defence with ball in hand

Firdose Moonda

South Africa's domestic spinners eye their chance

Sep 22, 2014: As South Africa's first-class season gets set to kick off, we look at the players the selectors will be watching closely

Firdose Moonda

Champions League T20 2014

Low-profile Dolphins look for big impact

Sep 19, 2014: The recent success of South African franchise Dolphins has been built around its team culture and they will have to count on that to put up an impressive showing in their first Champions League T20

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in Zimbabwe 2014

SA call up Rossouw, Shezi for Zimbabwe ODIs

Aug 5, 2014: South Africa's selectors have picked top-order batsman Rilee Rossouw and left-arm seamer Mthokozisi Shezi for the three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe

Firdose Moonda

Hampshire v Essex, Ageas Bowl, 2nd day

Abbott, Vince show Hampshire class

Jun 16, 2014: Hampshire built on a superb bowling display with a brutal last two sessions on day two with the bat to lead Essex by 429. In Kyle Abbott and James Vince, they boast two exceptional players of international class.

Vithushan Ehantharajah at the Ageas Bowl

Leicestershire v Hampshire, Grace Road, 3rd day

Hampshire poised for victory push

May 20, 2014: Hampshire are well set to push for a victory against unbeaten Leicestershire that, if achieved, would take them back to the top of the County Championship Second Division

Press Association

Leicestershire v Hampshire, Grace Road, 2nd day

Abbott, Tomlinson check Leics reply

May 19, 2014: Division Two leaders Hampshire struck three times late on to snatch a modest advantage over Leicestershire on day two of their Championship clash at Grace Road

Press Association

Derbyshire v Hampshire, Derby, 3rd day

Abbott keeps Derbyshire in range

Apr 22, 2014: South Africa international Kyle Abbott picked up 4 for 84 as Hampshire frustrated Derbyshire's attempts to build a sizeable first innings advantage on day three in Derby

Press Association

County previews 2014

Hampshire need to lift Championship game

Mar 25, 2014: ESPNcricinfo previews Hampshire's prospects for 2014

George Dobell
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