ESPNcricinfo lists some of the players who may be most tempted to join the talent drain from South Africa to county cricket.
Faf du Plessis has called Kagiso Rabada the "perfect bowler for a captain" following the 282-run domination of Sri Lanka at Newlands
Angelo Mathews has called on his batsmen to take a cue from Dean Elgar on how to bat in seaming conditions, after Sri Lanka were blown away in the Newlands Test, losing by 282 runs
Stats highlights from the fourth day of the Cape Town Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka, which the hosts won by a mammoth margin
The heat and the one-sided encounter were downers but this Pakistan was happy that at least his team won
Number of bowlers to take 10 wickets in a match for South Africa against SL before Kagiso Rabada. Philander took 10 for 102 in Durban in 2011.
Number of five wicket hauls for Kagiso Rabada at home. In 12 innings he has gone wicketless only once. He now has 40 wickets at home.
Highest score made by SL ever in the 4th innings of a Test. They need to score 507 to win this match.
The last instance when 2 fast bowlers from SL took a five wicket haul in a Test- AK Kuruppuarachchi and Ravi Ratnayeke took 5 each against Pak in Colombo.
Consecutive tests at home in which the SA openers have scored two 50+ scores - Elgar (129 & 55), Cook(59 & 117) and De Kock ( 82 & 50)
Partnership runs added for the 2nd to the 10th wickets in Sri Lanka's first innings - Their worst vs SA in Tests.
Number of Tests taken for Kagiso Rabada to reach 50 wickets. He is the tenth fastest from South Africa to reach this mark
Number of fast bowlers from SL to get a 5 wicket haul in SA. Lahiru Kumara joins Welegedara, Fernando and Lakmal to this feat.
Number of innings taken for De Kock to score 1000 Test runs. - Joint fifth quickest for SA behind G Smith,De Villiers,Barlow,G Pollock and Faf Du Plessis
De Kock's average in 2016- Highest for any player from SA. He had 7 fifty plus scores and scored at a strike rate of 78.61