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The hand of the leggie

Apr 5, 2014: Legspinners have blossomed in the World T20, which has otherwise been an odd, somewhat ugly affair

Martin Crowe

World Twenty20 2014

Legspin's renaissance at T20 fest

Apr 3, 2014: The performances of legspinners in the World T20, led by Amit Mishra, Samuel Badree and Imran Tahir, have shown how the art has reinvented itself to meet the challenges of T20

Mohammad Isam

Netherlands v SA, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong

A triumph of belief for Tahir

Mar 27, 2014: Having overcome various challenges in his cricketing journey, Imran Tahir's conviction was at the fore once again as he helped South Africa stave off an embarrassing loss to Netherlands

Firdose Moonda

Netherlands v SA, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong

Tahir spares South Africa embarrassment

Mar 27, 2014: Imran Tahir and Dale Steyn ensured South Africa were not embarrassed by Netherlands and stayed in contention for the semi-finals of the World T20

The Report by Firdose Moonda

World T20 2014

No secret to ending choke jokes for SA

Mar 16, 2014: After 22 years, six World Cups, four World T20s and an uncountable number of jokes about the choke, South Africa have stopped searching for an elixir

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

Slim pickings in South Africa spin search

Jan 14, 2014: South Africa's two senior spinners are both 34, and there is a lack of promising youngsters on the horizon

Firdose Moonda

India in South Africa 2013-14

Strengths embellished, SA need changed mindset

Dec 31, 2013: The 1-0 series win over India embellished South Africa's strengths and reputation. The team, however, needs to find a lead spinner and adopt a forward-thinking outlook to prepare for life without Jacques Kallis

Firdose Moonda in Durban

South Africa in the UAE 2013-14

SA check the boxes in comprehensive series win

Nov 12, 2013: With improvements in batting, and the development of allrounders, the side is on track for its preparations for 2015 World Cup

Firdose Moonda

Pakistan v South Africa, 1st ODI, Sharjah

South Africa pull off one-run heist

Oct 30, 2013: Pakistan conspired a dispiriting collapse as the pitch deteriorated in Sharjah, while Imran Tahir, playing his first ODI in two-and-a-half years, led South Africa to a one-run win

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

One of us against us

Oct 28, 2013: A selection of people who did well in international cricket against the country in which they were born

Steven Lynch

Pakistan v South Africa 2013-14

South Africa pass test of character

Oct 27, 2013: The manner in which South Africa responded to the Test defeat in Abu Dhabi has shown that the unit has character, and gave them fresh options going ahead

Firdose Moonda in Dubai

Pakistan v SA, 2nd Test, Dubai, 1st day

Tahir turns a corner

Oct 23, 2013: Imran Tahir's five-wicket haul, although a single performance in helpful conditions, is still reassurance that he is not a player South Africa want to push to the rear end of the queue just yet

Firdose Moonda in Dubai

Pakistan v South Africa, 2nd Test, Dubai, 1st day

Tahir's maiden five-for makes it SA's day

Oct 23, 2013: South Africa took the lead on the first day of the second Test after Imran Tahir's maiden five-wicket haul had helped wrap-up Pakistan for 99 in the first innings

The Report by Devashish Fuloria

Pakistan in South Africa 2012-13

Imran Tahir to stake claim for ODIs

Feb 27, 2013: Imran Tahir appears to be back into limited-overs contention for South Africa after he was included in the Invitation XI to play Pakistan in a fifty-over warm-up match next Wednesday

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

Healthy competition, strength in depth

Feb 10, 2013: Future stars, experienced campaigners and fresh coaches made for a hard-fought Sunfoil Series. Apart from a lack of spinners, the signs are good for South Africa

Firdose Moonda

Pakistan in South Africa 2012-13

Tahir called up as Peterson cover

Jan 27, 2013: Imran Tahir has been added to the South African squad to face Pakistan, putting him in line for a Test comeback at the Wanderers on February 1.

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa news

Lions hit by De Kock, Tahir bans

Jan 22, 2013: Lions' key playmakers Quinton de Kock and Imran Tahir have been banned for one match each following disciplinary hearings

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand in South Africa 2012-13

Peterson looking over his shoulder

Jan 8, 2013: Having been preferred to Imran Tahir for now, Robin Peterson will be hoping to nail down a place in South Africa's Test side while keeping one eye on Tahir's return to form

Firdose Moonda

Lions v Cape Cobras, One-Day Cup final, Jo'burg

Trophy shared after second washout

Dec 15, 2012: A typhoon-like Johannesburg thunderstorm swept across the Wanderers Stadium five minutes before 3pm on Saturday afternoon to force the domestic one-day cup to be shared

Firdose Moonda at the Wanderers

New Zealand v South Africa 2012-13

Du Plessis captain for T20s; Tahir left out of Tests

Dec 13, 2012: Faf du Plessis will lead South Africa in the three Twenty20 internationals against New Zealand in December

Firdose Moonda
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