Faf du Plessis

Sport24.co.za | Dale Steyn chats to Sport24

In an exclusive interview, Proteas bowling great <b>Dale Steyn</b> talks about his return from long-term injury and why the public must cut AB de Villiers …

Sport (South Africa)

India's batting struggles down to extreme conditions

In five Tests in South Africa and England this year, India's fast bowlers have collectively taken 69 wickets at an average of 24.75. All five …

Kagiso Rabada

Sport24.co.za | Gibson opens up on Proteas' spin woes

Proteas coach Ottis Gibson has opened up on his side's troubles against spin bowling on their Sri Lankan tour.

Sport (South Africa)

South Africa zero in on World Cup probables

Coach Ottis Gibson hopes to have his tournament template ready by the home summer .

South Africa

JP Duminy's mood and mindset rubbing off on Proteas' rookies

CAPE TOWN - Proteas stand-in captain, Quinton de Kock, says he takes pride in his team’s bounce-back to win the One-Day International (ODI) series …


Sport24.co.za | Year one: Our Proteas rating for Ottis

<b>Rob Houwing</b> gives Ottis Gibson a guarded rating of 6/10, as the head coach effectively wraps up his first year in charge of the Proteas’ fortunes …

Sport (South Africa)

One-sided Test cricket must take a radical next step: scrap the toss and hand tourists the initiative

Take two broadly evenly-matched sides. Pit them against each other. Whoever is hosting, one-sided cricket beckons. This been the story of Test matches this decade, which now threatens to be played out once more during India’s series in England.<p>One of Test cricket’s greatest distinguishing features …

Los Angeles

Top-ranked Anderson breaches coveted 900-point mark

Anderson’s outstanding match figures of 9/43 have enabled him to reach 903 points and join a select group comprising Sydney Barnes (932), George …


Ngidi climbs 57 places in ICC ODI player rankings, Duminy up 11 spots

COLOMBO - Following a prolific series, South Africa's JP Duminy, rose several places in the batting and all-rounder rankings tables after the series …


Proteas will need more ‘first-change’ bite

2018-08-13 18:14<p>Wiaan Mulder (Gallo)<p>Cape Town – Amidst the sea of experimentation, one thing stood out as a regular hallmark of <b>South Africa’s</b> …

Sport (South Africa)

Dananjaya's six wickets hand Sri Lanka 178-run victory

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka’s Akila Dananjaya spun a web around South Africa’s batsmen with a six-wicket haul to help the hosts to a commanding 178-run victory in the fifth and final one-day international on Sunday.<p>Cricket - Sri Lanka v South Africa - Fifth One Day International - Colombo, Sri …

Sri Lanka

Sport24.co.za | OPINION: Captain Quinny - when did leading become rocket science?

<b>Simnikiwe Xabanisa</b> feels cricket lovers were perhaps too quick too judge the decision to make Quinton de Kock Proteas captain.

Sri Lanka

Sport24.co.za | The rot Proteas MUST stop before CWC

The terrain will be a little different then, but SA’s woes against unorthodox spinners remain a massive worry for the 2019 World Cup, writes <b>Rob</b> …

Sri Lanka

Still testing to see which Proteas flower

There are seven One-Day Internationals coming up in which South Africa will continue with their experimentation over team selections.Since Ottis …

Sport (South Africa)

Excited by our new-ball combination - du Plessis

They have only little more than a quarter of the number of caps of South Africa's most lauded new-ball pair, Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel, but Kagiso …

Sri Lanka

Injury makes du Plessis unlikely for Zimbabwe series

Faf du Plessis, South Africa's all-format captain, could miss the team's next assignment - three ODIs and three T20Is against Zimbabwe with the first …

Sri Lanka

Markram showing maturity during Sri Lankan nightmare

2018-08-10 21:21<p>Aiden Markram (Gallo)<p>Cape Town - If <b>Aiden Markram</b> wakes up one night in a cold sweat after flashbacks of his time in Sri Lanka, nobody …

Sport (South Africa)

World Cup door still open for Steyn, Philander

2018-08-10 14:34<p>Vernon Philander (Gallo)<p>Cape Town - With <b>17</b> One Day Internationals (ODI) left for the <b>Proteas</b> between now and the 2019 World Cup in …

Sport (South Africa)

Why substitute for skipper Faf is not black and white

Quinton de Kock and JP Duminy will replace Faf du Plessis as SA’s captain on what remains of the tour of Sri Lanka‚ but who else was in the …

Business (South Africa)

Watch: Sri Lankan Fans Follow Japan’s Footsteps, Clean Stadium After Match

Sri Lankan fans followed Japan’s footsteps, as the spectators cleaned the Pallekele International Stadium after the third One-Dayer. Japan fans had …

Sri Lanka

Someone ‘will have to step up’ for Stokes-less England

Ben Stokes is to England what Virat Kohli is to India.Both are superstars. Both are considered indispensable. While Kohli will lineup at Lord’s in …

West Indies

Watch Sri Lanka Vs. South Africa Cricket 4th ODI Live Stream: Start Time, Preview, How To Watch Online

South Africa look to stretch their one day international cricket win streak over Sri Lanka to 11 when the two countries meet for a day-night match at …

South Africa

Proteas win toss, bowl in wet Kandy

2018-08-08 12:42<p>Quinton de Kock (Gallo Images)<p>Cape Town - The <b>Proteas</b> have won the toss and will bowl first in the 4th One Day International in …

Quinton de Kock

New Proteas ODI captain Quinton de Kock has a good cricket brain, says Gibson

CAPE TOWN – Quinton de Kock’s “good cricket brain” is the reason why he has been handed the captaincy of the Proteas for the last two ODIs, says …


Firstpost Spodcast Episode 12: Mirabai Chanu's back injury, Ben Stokes' trial and more on our daily sports podcast

Welcome to Spodcast, the sports update on Firstpost, where we do a quick run through of the big sports news of Sunday.<p>First we talk about World …


De Kock named stand-in Protea skipper for ODIs

Colombo, Aug 7 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Tuesday announced stumper Quinton de Kock as the stand-in skipper for the remaining two One-day …

Quinton de Kock

SA without Du Plessis for rest of Sri Lanka tour

Quinton de Kock’s captaincy career could gather momentum on the back of the news that Faf du Plessis will soon be on his way home from Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka

Proteas are doing SA proud

While many sports fans focused on the Super Rugby final involving the Lions, and the start of the 2018-19 Premiership season this weekend, the South …

South Africa

Lean patch will make Markram mentally stronger - Jennings

Aiden Markram's lean patch in Sri Lanka will do him good in the long run, according to his former Under-19 coach Ray Jennings. Markram has not …

Sri Lanka

Proteas lose captain Faf for rest of Sri Lankan tour

JOHANNESBURG – Proteas captain Faf du Plessis was ruled out of the remainder of the Sri Lankan tour on Monday because of the injury he incurred to …

Sport (South Africa)