South Africa in Sri Lanka 2013

Faf better than AB, but no third option

While Faf du Plessis' captaincy was more confident than AB de Villiers' in Sri Lanka, South Africa have not invested in grooming a leader during a decade of Graeme Smith and are left with little choice beyond the two

AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis embrace after a wicket falls

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2013

Deferred Tests a lost opportunity for Sri Lanka

The indecision over the Tests between Sri Lanka and South Africa, in the wake of the SLPL's cancellation, has robbed cricket of a interesting contest. The worrying thing is that it may lead Sri Lanka down a path of Test mediocrity

Rangana Herath picked up nine wickets in the match

South Africa's Sri Lanka-phobia

Since 2000, South Africa have a 1-12 win-loss record versus Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka; no team other than Bangladesh have done as badly

Jacques Kallis prepares to play a stroke

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 4th ODI, Pallekele

New routine brings Dilshan relief

There is unbridled joy in each of Tillakaratne Dilshan's hundred celebrations, but this one was tinged with some relief too. He is arriving at a period in his career where he must prove even to himself that his skill remains undimmed