Can South Africa end their World Cup trophy drought?

June 17, 1999 – Australia vs South Africa, 2nd semi-final

AB de Villiers' fastest hundred dominates headlines in South Africa
AB de Villiers' fastest hundred dominates headlines in South Africa

South Africa one-day cricket captain AB de Villiers dominated the headlines on the front pages of the country's newspapers today after his record-breaking performance in the match against visiting West Indies at Wanderers Stadium here.

Injured JP Duminy 'confident' to be fit to play in World Cup
Injured JP Duminy 'confident' to be fit to play in World Cup

South African swashbuckling batsman JP Duminy has admitted he would be fit to play in the upcoming cricket World Cup, which will be jointly held by Australia and New Zealand.

Hashim Amla says finding 'winning combinations' is Proteas' No.1 aim
Hashim Amla says finding 'winning combinations' is Proteas' No.1 aim

South African Test skipper Hashim Amla has admitted that it would take time to find a winning combination for the future after opening batsman Alviro Petersen announced his retirement from international cricket.

South Africa leave out Ryan McLaren from 15-man World Cup squad
South Africa leave out Ryan McLaren from 15-man World Cup squad

He was once expected to fill in the huge shoes of former South African legend Jacques Kallis. But Ryan McLaren didn't find a space in South Africa's 15-man World Cup squad announced on Wednesday.

South Africa retains ICC Test Championship mace
South Africa retains ICC Test Championship mace

South Africa retained the iconic Reliance ICC Test Championship mace and with it won a cash award of USD 500,000 following its 2-0 series win over the West Indies in Cape Town on Tuesday.

Temba Bavuma - South Africa's black hope, set to face WIndies

Temba Bavuma could become only the sixth ethnic black African to play Test cricket for South Africa when the second Test against the West Indies starts at St George's Park on Friday.

Dale Steyn set to become 2nd highest wicket taker for SA
Dale Steyn set to become 2nd highest wicket taker for SA

South Africa fast bowling spearhead Dale Steyn, who finished a six wicket haul against the West Indies in the first Test in Centurion on Saturday, is set to overtake Makhaya Ntini as the second-highest wicket-taker in Test for his country.

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.

Justin Ontong named in South Africa's preliminary World Cup squad
Justin Ontong named in South Africa's preliminary World Cup squad

Out-of-favour South African all-rounder Justin Ontong got a fresh lease of life after being named in the 30-man preliminary squad for the 2015 ODI World Cup, announced today by CSA.

Hashim Amla breaks Virat Kohli's record for fastest 17 ODI centuries
Hashim Amla breaks Virat Kohli's record for fastest 17 ODI centuries

South African opener Hashim Amla on Wednesday became the fastest cricketer to score 17 ODI centuries. Amla achieved the feat in 98 innings, which is 14 less than previous record holder Virat Kohli.

England set for bumper South African tour next year
England set for bumper South African tour next year

England will play four tests, five one-day internationals and two Twenty20 matches on a 10-week tour of South Africa during the 2015/16 summer season.

Australia, South Africa eye India's No.1 ODI ranking
Australia, South Africa eye India's No.1 ODI ranking

Australia and South Africa will be challenging India’s No.1 spot in the ICC One-Day International (ODI) team rankings when they go head-to-head in a five-match series in Perth Friday.

South African women delay arrival, warm-up game called off
South African women delay arrival, warm-up game called off

 The South African women cricket team's India tour will start straightaway with the one-off Test in Mysore since the two-day warm up game has been called off due to delayed arrival of the visitors.

Proteas seek momentum in T20 series against Australia
Proteas seek momentum in T20 series against Australia

South Africa hope a win against Australia in a Twenty20 series getting under way this week will set them on the path for a successful summer, coach Russell Domingo said Friday.

South Africa top ODI rankings after NZ series victory
South Africa top ODI rankings after NZ series victory

South Africa have moved to the top of the International Cricket Council (ICC) one-day rankings for the first time in five years, the Proteas climbing above Australia following their 2-0 series win in New Zealand.

Morne Morkel admits Proteas have laid down 'marker' for WC
Morne Morkel admits Proteas have laid down 'marker' for WC

South Africa's towering paceman Morne Morkel has admitted that they have laid down a marker for the World Cup.

Du Plessis' ton guides South Africa to 63-run win over Zimbabwe
Du Plessis' ton guides South Africa to 63-run win over Zimbabwe

Faf du Plessis hit his third century in four games as South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 63 runs today to book a date with Australia in the triangular series final.

Tri series: South Africa vs Australia - Preview
Tri series: South Africa vs Australia - Preview

South Africa will look to extract an advantage from their superior spin stocks when they take on a hard-hitting Australian side in the second match of a triangular series in Harare on Wednesday. Number 1 ranked Australia issued a statement of intent on Monday when they crushed Zimbabwe by 198 runs in the series opener, exhibiting a greater degree of ruthlessness than South Africa did in winning a three-match one-day series against the hosts in Bulawayo last week.

Hampshire re-sign South African leggie Imran Tahir

Eyeing a promotion to the top flight after three years, English county club Hampshire have re-signed South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir for a short-contract subject to visa clearance.