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Imran Tahir claims top spot in ODI rankings for bowlers

Feb 11, 2017: South Africa legspinner Imran Tahir has claimed the top spot in the ODI rankings for bowlers, to go with his No. 1 rank in T20 internationals

ESPNcricinfo staff

What do Warner and du Plessis have in common?

Feb 10, 2017: Their ODI careers have been remarkably similar so far, and over the last couple of years both have reached new highs in the format

S Rajesh

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Cape Town

'Test captaincy has made me a better player' - du Plessis

Feb 7, 2017: Faf du Plessis has credited his promotion to the Test captaincy with his current form, which has seen him rack up two hundreds in three innings

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Cape Town

Du Plessis' 185 makes it 4-0 for SA

Feb 7, 2017: Faf du Plessis struck the second-highest score by a South African in ODIs to help them win by 40 runs and move within one win to become the No. 1 ranked team

The Report by Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Johannesburg

Du Plessis stunner stings Sri Lanka

Feb 4, 2017: Plays of the day from the third one-day international between South Africa and Sri Lanka

Andrew Fidel Fernando

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Durban

Du Plessis thrilled with SA fielding displays

Feb 2, 2017: Faf du Plessis struck a match-winning 117, and pulled off a superb catch for South Africa as they beat Sri Lanka by 121 runs in Durban

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Durban

Miller and du Plessis hundreds set up thumping victory

Feb 1, 2017: Faf du Plessis' velvet-smooth 105, and David Miller's mature, unbeaten 117 - replete with finishing fireworks - sent South Africa to an imposing 307 that Sri Lanka would always struggle to chase

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

SA attack feasts on weaknesses, but Bavuma form a concern

Jan 15, 2017: It quickly became a one-sided series as South Africa made the most of home advantage. ESPNcricinfo assesses those who took part

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day

Abbott's absence cannot undermine South Africa's surge

Jan 14, 2017: Duanne Olivier and Wayne Parnell impressed in helpful conditions against supine opponents, as South Africa made strides in their search for a third seamer

Firdose Moonda at Johannesburg

Captain of the year

Who led the best?

Jan 14, 2017: Kohli's India were unstoppable, so were Faf's South Africa

Raunak Kapoor

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

Du Plessis only has eyes for a whitewash

Jan 11, 2017: Faf du Plessis wants South Africa to pull of a whitewash that proved elusive in Australia

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Johannesburg

Amla could be last South African to 100 Tests - du Plessis

Jan 11, 2017: On the eve of Hashim Amla's 100 Test, captain Faf du Plessis said there may not be another South African to reach that landmark in the format

Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg

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Du Plessis pleads for action to safeguard South Africa's future

Jan 5, 2017: In the aftermath of Kyle Abbott and Rilee Rossouw taking Kolpak deals, Test captain Faf du Plessis has asked his country's cricket administrators to act quickly to prevent more players from leaving

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Du Plessis hails 'perfect' Rabada

Jan 5, 2017: Faf du Plessis has called Kagiso Rabada the "perfect bowler for a captain" following the 282-run domination of Sri Lanka at Newlands

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Newlands

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Port Elizabeth, 5th day

Du Plessis' plans come together to highlight Mathews' problems

Dec 30, 2016: South Africa were expected to be too strong for Sri Lanka in the opening encounter, but what made the gap between the teams even wider were some of Angelo Mathews' tactics

Firdose Moonda at Port Elizabeth

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Port Elizabeth, 5th day

Du Plessis praises groundsman for quelling Herath's threat

Dec 30, 2016: South Africa wanted a pitch to nullify the threat of Rangana Herath, and that is what they got in Port Elizabeth

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Port Elizabeth

Du Plessis wants SA to set the pace

Dec 24, 2016: "We good when we're in trouble, but we're trying to change that and become a team that dominates and puts the opposition under pressure first," Faf du Plessis said ahead of the Boxing Day Test

Firdose Moonda in Port Elizabeth

'Being Test captain is almost the first time people take you seriously'

Dec 15, 2016: South Africa's leadership conundrum has come full circle, with the Test captaincy now in the hands of Faf du Plessis, a man seemingly designed for it

Firdose Moonda

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'Won't back out of appeal' - Faf du Plessis

Dec 14, 2016: South Africa's Test captain has confirmed he will go ahead with his appeal against his ball-tampering charge, even though he risks a match ban if found guilty by the judicial commissioner

Firdose Moonda

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2016-17

'Want to get the best of Duminy at No. 4'

Dec 14, 2016: Faf Du Plessis, confirmed as South Africa's permanent Test captain ahead of a three-match home series against Sri Lanka, spoke to the media at Newlands about the resources at his disposal for this assignment

Firdose Moonda in Cape Town
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