Proteas keen to get back to five-Test series post long ODI spree
Proteas keen to get back to five-Test series post long ODI spree

South Africa is reportedly keen on getting back to the long format of game following an ODI spree that has kept the squad busy for the past year-and-a-half.

Proteas pair take up the mantle of departed greats
Proteas pair take up the mantle of departed greats

South Africa have lost two of the country’s finest ever batsman over the last 12 months, but in AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla they retain world class performers who dug the Proteas out of a spot of trouble on Wednesday.

1st Test, Day 1: Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers punish West Indies
1st Test, Day 1: Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers punish West Indies

A sparkling unbeaten stand of 168 between Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers punished a labouring West Indies bowling attack as South Africa went to tea on 225 for three on day one of the opening test at Centurion on Wednesday.

Steven Smith can replicate the success of Graeme Smith: Jacques Kallis
Steven Smith can replicate the success of Graeme Smith: Jacques Kallis

 South African great Jacques Kallis believes that Australian Test captain Steven Smith can achieve success despite his young age and replicate the example set by former Proteas skipper Graeme Smith.

Hashim Amla looks forward to transition
Hashim Amla looks forward to transition

South African captain Hashim Amla said on Tuesday he believed his team was well equipped to continue winning matches while they go through what he described as a transition period.

Kevin Pietersen set to resume career in birth country South Africa within fortnight
Kevin Pietersen set to resume career in birth country South Africa within fortnight

Ousted England batsman Kevin Pietersen is reportedly set to resume his cricket career in South Africa within a fortnight.

After Ricky Ponting, Graeme Smith backs Kevin Pietersen's 'bullying' claims
After Ricky Ponting, Graeme Smith backs Kevin Pietersen's 'bullying' claims

A day after former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting backed Kevin Pietersen's 'bullying' claims inside the England dressing roon, former South African skipper Graeme Smith too agreed with his counterpart and said the Proteas tried to use it against them to take advantage.

Graeme Smith believes Proteas have excellent chance of winning 2015 World Cup
Graeme Smith believes Proteas have excellent chance of winning 2015 World Cup

Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith believes that the current squad has an excellent chance of becoming the new world champions.

Graeme Smith named director of South African T20 tournament

Former Proteas captain Graeme Smith has been appointed tournament director for the country`s domestic Twenty20 competition, Cricket South Africa (CSA) said on Tuesday.

Ex-skipper Graeme Smith lauds Jacques Kallis for his honesty

Former Proteas cricket captain Graeme Smith has praised Jacques Kallis for his honesty in accepting that he could not face the possibility of letting down the Proteas in the run-up to next year`s World Cup.

Graeme Smith praises team for regaining top spot in Tests

South Africa`s former captain Graeme Smith has praised the team for regaining the top spot in the ICC Test ranking.

Hashim Amla ticks all the boxes in captaincy debut

Hashim Amla had big shoes to fill, literally and figuratively, when he took over the captaincy of the South African test team from Graeme Smith, but he has come through his first series in Sri Lanka having ticked all the right boxes.

Former Proteas skipper Graeme Smith calls time on Surrey stint

South Africa great Graeme Smith will not be returning to Surrey next season, the English county announced Sunday.

South Africa`s Amla set for historic Test

Hashim Amla will make history on Wednesday when he takes the field as South Africa`s first permanent non-white skipper, helming a team in transition after the retirements of Test greats Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis.

Michael Clarke expects full-strength squad for Africa

Australian captain Michael Clarke today said he expects to have a full-strength squad, apart from David Warner, for the upcoming tri-series with South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Hashim Amla appointed new South African Test captain

Senior batsman Hashim Amla was today named captain of South Africa`s Test team, succeeding Graeme Smith, despite speculation that his refusal to endorse the beer brand, which sponsors the team, could be a hurdle in his appointment.

De Villiers, Amla vie for Test captaincy

Star batsmen AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla are the leading candidates to succeed Graeme Smith as South Africa`s Test captain. Cricket South Africa`s board meets in Johannesburg Tuesday to make what is seen as a crucial decision after a decade of Smith at the helm.

Smith has no plans to retire from cricket

Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith has no immediate plans to retire despite suffering another serious injury and sending what seemed a farewell message earlier this week.

Amla to replace injured Smith at Surrey

South Africa batsman Hashim Amla is to replace Graeme Smith at Surrey after the former Proteas captain was ruled out for the rest of the English season with a fractured right knee.

Ex-skipper Ali Bacher backs De Villiers to be appointed new Proteas` Test captain

Former South African captain Ali Bacher has said that the team`s current ODI squad captain AB de Villiers should be given the reins of the nation`s Test team, with Faf du Plessis being appointed as vice-captain.