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South Africa v India, 2nd Test, 5th day, Centurion

Du Plessis calls for 'collective' effort to maintain pitch standards in SA

Jan 17, 2018: Despite success in the second Test, South Africa's captain was concerned with the uncharacteristic SuperSport Park surface it was played on

Firdose Moonda in Centurion

South Africa v West Indies, Under-19 World Cup, Group A, Mount Maunganui

'I have done this almost a 100 times'

Jan 17, 2018: The reactions on Twitter to a controversial moment at the Under-19 World Cup, in which South Africa opener Jiveshan Pillay was given out for obstructing the field

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa v India, 1st Test, Cape Town, 4th day

South Africa play starring role in 'advert for Test cricket'

Jan 8, 2018: In what Faf du Plessis called one of his 'favourite games of cricket', South Africa kept getting into difficult positions and kept finding a way out of them

Firdose Moonda in Cape Town

India in South Africa 2017-18

South Africa's rare, better selection conundrum

Jan 4, 2018: Andile Phehlukwayo or Chris Morris. Temba Bavuma or AB de Villiers. Dale Steyn or Morne Morkel. "As a captain it's probably the hardest selection I've had," captain Faf du Plessis said

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Zimbabwe, one-off Test, Port Elizabeth

Du Plessis ruled out of four-day Test, de Villiers to lead

Dec 26, 2017: Faf du Plessis' return to cricket after back and shoulder injuries has been delayed by a viral infection

Firdose Moonda in Port Elizabeth

South Africa v Zimbabwe, four-day Test, Port Elizabeth

Viral infection leaves du Plessis doubtful for Boxing Day Test

Dec 25, 2017: Faf du Plessis has declared himself as having a "60-40" chance of playing the Boxing Day Test against Zimbabwe after picking up a viral infection in the week leading up to the game

Firdose Moonda

Zimbabwe in South Africa 2017

Du Plessis may miss inaugural four-day Test

Dec 18, 2017: The back injury that Faf du Plessis suffered against Bangladesh may keep him out of the day-night encounter against ZImbabwe. Dean Elgar will likely captain the side in his absence

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

Du Plessis ruled out for six weeks

Oct 24, 2017: The South Africa captain suffered an acute lumbar disc injury in the third ODI against Bangladesh on Sunday

Firdose Moonda

Bangladesh in South Africa 2017

Injured du Plessis sidelined from T20 series against Bangladesh

Oct 22, 2017: JP Duminy will captain the team in Faf du Plessis' absence while allrounder Dwaine Pretorius has been added to the squad

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Bangladesh, 3rd ODI, East London

Du Plessis injury mars SA claiming whitewash

Oct 22, 2017: South Africa's bench-strength got a chance to impress and an eye-catching debut from Aiden Markram condemned Bangladesh to another hefty defeat

The Report by Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Bangladesh 2017-18

A checklist for South Africa's batting unit

Sep 27, 2017: With AB de Villiers' return to the Test team a likelihood in the upcoming season, Temba Bavuma and Theunis de Bruyn may find themselves most vulnerable to losing a spot, even as Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis grapple with form

Firdose Moonda in Potchefstroom

South Africa vs Bangladesh 2017-18

Philander ruled out of Bangladesh Tests

Sep 27, 2017: The South Africa fast bowler continues to recover from a lower-back niggle and aims to regain full fitness by mid-October

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

Faf du Plessis' three-year plan ready for take off

Sep 26, 2017: South Africa are headed for their busiest summer ever, with the pressure of a World Cup and a new T20 League looming; they will need their captain to nail his targets

Firdose Moonda

Independence Cup 2017

'We've been extremely well looked after' - Flower

Sep 16, 2017: Both the World XI coach and captain Faf du Plessis were effusive in their praise for the experiences they had in Lahore, and the security measures in place

Danyal Rasool

South Africa news

Du Plessis to lead South Africa in all formats

Sep 11, 2017: Du Plessis, captain of South Africa's Test and T20 teams, was also named as AB de Villiers' successor in ODIs

Firdose Moonda

Independence Cup 2017

Security made us feel like in a movie - du Plessis

Sep 11, 2017: The World XI captain spoke about how he initially wrestled with the idea of playing in Pakistan, before being put at ease by the comprehensive security arrangements

Danyal Rasool in Lahore

South Africa news

Gibson understands pressure to land World Cup for South Africa

Sep 5, 2017: Gibson is set to begin his stint as head coach later this month and is ready to embrace the challenges of Kolpak losses and transformation

Firdose Moonda

World XI Series

Faf du Plessis named captain of World XI to travel to Pakistan

Aug 24, 2017: Faf du Plessis will be joined by four South African team-mates in party that includes representatives from seven nations

Danyal Rasool

South Africa news

Du Plessis warns SA against wholesale changes

Aug 11, 2017: The South Africa Test captain has asked for consideration to be shown to the existing support staff even if the head coach has to be changed

ESPNcricinfo staff

Root or du Plessis: who would you rather be?

Aug 11, 2017: The England captain largely has the personnel to give expression to his dynamic leadership. His South African counterpart faces trickier circumstances

Mark Nicholas
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