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ICC Champions Trophy: South Africa announce 15-man squad; Keshav Maharaj makes cut, Morne Morkel returns

ICC Champions Trophy: South Africa announce 15-man squad; Keshav Maharaj makes cut, Morne Morkel returns

The 26-year-old Maharaj has had an impressive debut season for the Test squad, and comes into the squad to bolster the spin options alongside Imran Tahir.

NZ vs SA: Quinton de Kock cleared to play third test against depleted New Zealand

NZ vs SA: Quinton de Kock cleared to play third test against depleted New Zealand

De Kock trained on Friday with strapping and a protective splint and South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said as far as he was concerned the aggressive batsman was too important to leave out for the series-deciding match starting on Saturday.

#NZvsSA: Tough skipper Faf du Plessis says South Africa 'not good enough' against Kane Williamson's men

#NZvsSA: Tough skipper Faf du Plessis says South Africa 'not good enough' against Kane Williamson's men

Central to du Plessis`s drive is another victory over New Zealand to lift South Africa`s Test ranking to number two in the world, which would complete a remarkable turnaround since being as low as seventh 12 months ago.

NZ vs SA: Ross Taylor ruled out of third Test against South Africa, Trent Boult likely to play

NZ vs SA: Ross Taylor ruled out of third Test against South Africa, Trent Boult likely to play

Despite the humiliating defeat, Larsen said the squad would remain unchanged for the final game of the three-match series at Seddon Park in Hamilton, which starts on Saturday.

WATCH: AB de Villiers stuns cricket fraternity by unleashing 'reverse hook' shot against New Zealand

WATCH: AB de Villiers stuns cricket fraternity by unleashing 'reverse hook' shot against New Zealand

In the ongoing ODI series against New Zealand, AB de Villiers stunned the cricket cognoscenti yet again by unleashing a unique shot.

4th ODI: Skipper Faf du Plessis trumps spirited Sri Lanka with magnificent 185-run knock

4th ODI: Skipper Faf du Plessis trumps spirited Sri Lanka with magnificent 185-run knock

Du Plessis' 185-run knock, which was just three runs short of Gary Kirsten's 188, came off 141 balls and was studded with 16 fours and three sixes.

Fit-again AB de Villiers returns to captain South Africa in ODIs against Sri Lanka

Fit-again AB de Villiers returns to captain South Africa in ODIs against Sri Lanka

South Africa are in action in the 50-over format for the first time since they whitewashed Australia 5-0 on home soil last October.

Batting star AB de Villiers hits century in comeback

Batting star AB de Villiers hits century in comeback

De Villiers plans to make his international comeback in the third and final Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka in Cape Town on Wednesday.

AB De Villiers opts out of three-match Test series against New Zealand

AB De Villiers opts out of three-match Test series against New Zealand

De Villiers, who recently handed over test captaincy to Faf du Plessis, admitted that playing at the 2019 50-over World Cup in England and Wales remains his career priority.

AB de Villiers says he is not retiring from any format, playing in 2019 World Cup is his main aim

AB de Villiers says he is not retiring from any format, playing in 2019 World Cup is his main aim

South Africa's limited-overs skipper also said that he needs to find a balance to manage the workload across three formats, with his main aim being to play ICC 2019 World Cup.

Kolpak contract: South Africa terminates Kyle Abbot's contract, Rilee Rossouw to face same fate

Kolpak contract: South Africa terminates Kyle Abbot's contract, Rilee Rossouw to face same fate

CSA is also in the process of taking a similar step with batsman Rilee Rossouw, who has also committed to a Kolpak contract.

SA vs SL, 1st Test, Day 5 – Proteas register 206-run victory over the Lankans

SA vs SL, 1st Test, Day 5 – Proteas register 206-run victory over the Lankans

Score updates and commentary of final day of 1st Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka from Port Elizabeth.

Injured AB de Villiers steps down as South African captain, Faf du Plessis to continue leading

Injured AB de Villiers steps down as South African captain, Faf du Plessis to continue leading

De Villiers was appointed Test captain in January following Hashim Amla’s resignation, and led the team in two Test matches against England before injury forced him to miss the series against New Zealand and Australia at the beginning of the 2016/2017 season.

After series win against Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka brace for 'huge challenge' vs South Africa

After series win against Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka brace for 'huge challenge' vs South Africa

Sri Lanka, which also won a three-match home Test series against top ranked Australia in August, is ranked above Zimbabwe and the West Indies in both Test and ODI formats but below South Africa.

Faf du Plessis says he is no cheat after ball tampering row

Faf du Plessis says he is no cheat after ball tampering row

Cricket South Africa chief executive Haroon Lorgat said he would raise the subject with the International Cricket Council after several leading figures questioned the case against du Plessis.

Faf du Plessis fined for ball-tampering but cleared to play 3rd Test vs Australia

Faf du Plessis fined for ball-tampering but cleared to play 3rd Test vs Australia

In what came as a huge relief for the South African cricket team, skipper Faf du Plessis was fined for ball-tampering but was cleared to play the third and final Test against Australia.

Ball tampering controversy: Faf du Plessis' hearing today, 100 pc fine or 1 match suspension

Ball tampering controversy: Faf du Plessis' hearing today, 100 pc fine or 1 match suspension

According to law 42.3 of The Laws of Cricket, no artificial substance except sweat and saliva can be applied on the ball to shine it.

WATCH: Faf du Plessis caught shining the ball using lolly in mouth against Australia

WATCH: Faf du Plessis caught shining the ball using lolly in mouth against Australia

In 2013, du Plessis was fined 50 percent of the match during the second Test against Pakistan for rubbing the ball with his trouser zipper.

Australia vs South Africa: 'Embarrassed' Steve Smith says Aussies got to start finding a way to turn things around

Australia vs South Africa: 'Embarrassed' Steve Smith says Aussies got to start finding a way to turn things around

Smith also praised the quality of the Proteas bowling attack, led by Kyle Abbott, Kagiso Rabada and Vernon Philander after strike bowler Dale Steyn was injured in the first Test.

WATCH: Dean Elgar's weird 'duck' which gave David Warner a life during 2nd Australia-South Africa Test

WATCH: Dean Elgar's weird 'duck' which gave David Warner a life during 2nd Australia-South Africa Test

Warner was batting on 24 when the incident happened and he couldn't make the best of the opportunity as he was bowled by Abbott in the 23rd over.