Newcomers top as SA Cricketers of the Year announced
Newcomers top as SA Cricketers of the Year announced

 Quinton de Kock, whose debut international cricket season has been widely lauded, was one of the five South African Cricket Annual Cricketers of the Year announced ON Tuesday.

Proteas squad hosts coaching clinic for visually impaired cricketers in Lanka

Members of the South Africa squad took time out to host a coaching clinic for visually impaired cricketers in Colombo on Tuesday, ahead of their second Test against Sri Lanka, which is underway at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground.

Graeme Smith`s retirement ushers in new era for South Africa

He was seen as a brash, arrogant and aloof South African but no one can dispute the impact Graeme Smith had on the world stage as he became the most successful captain in test history.

South Africa announce extensive World Cup preparations

South Africa will play a minimum of 23 warm-up one-day internationals against five different countries to boost their preparation for next year`s World Cup, the country`s cricket board said on Monday.

`Terribly sad` Steyn says became `tearful` following `close pal` Kallis` retirement news

South African fast bowler Dale Steyn has revealed that he almost had a `tear in his eye` when he realised that his teammate Jacques Kallis was being serious on the subject of his retirement from the longest form of the game.

Sunil Gavaskar hails `retiring` Kallis as one of `all-time great players`

Former South African captains Shaun Pollock and Kepler Wessels and Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar have hailed all-rounder Jacques Kallis as one of the country`s all-time great cricketers following the announcement that he will retire from Test cricket after this week`s Test match against India at Kingsmead.

I don`t see it as goodbye, says Kallis

South Africa`s legendary all-rounder Jacques Kallis will retire from Test cricket after the second Test against India starting at Kingsmead here Thursday. Kallis, 38, however, will be available for the shorter formats of the game.

Zaheer wants Indian bowlers to make adjustments on South African pitches

Veteran speedster Zaheer Khan, who will be spearheading the Indian pace attack in the two-Test series, feels that one needs to make some adjustments on the "hit the deck" kind of surfaces in South Africa having done bulk of the bowling on the sub-continental featherbeds.

De Kock, De Villiers power South Africa to 301/8

Quinton de Kock notched up his third successive hundred while his captain A B de Villiers also struck a century as South Africa wriggled out of a tight spot to post an imposing 301 for 8 in their third and final cricket one-dayer against India here on wednesday.

De Villiers reminds India of their poor record

South African cricket captain AB de Villiers Wednesday reminded India of its poor track record in South Africa as the three-match series starts Thursday with the first ODI at the Wanderers here.

Steyn, Kallis will be fit for first ODI: Proteas coach

South African cricket coach Russell Domingo has stated that his key players pace spearhead Dale Steyn and veteran all-rounder Jacques Kallis would be fit in time for the first One Day International (ODI) cricket match against India at the Wanderers slated for Thursday.

Azhar Mahmood to play for Highveld Lions in Proteas domestic T20s

Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood will represent the Highveld Lions in the upcoming South African domestic T20 competition, according to reports.

Twenty20 captain Faf du Plessis happy with battling South Africa

South African Twenty20 captain Faf du Plessis has said he was happy with his team`s never-say-die performances against Pakistan, culminating in a 2-0 win series win in Dubai on Friday.

Steyn to miss first two Pakistan one-dayers

Paceman Dale Steyn will miss the first two of the five-match one-day series against Pakistan to rest his body, South African team management said on Sunday.

Fans honour Hansie Cronje on 44th birth anniversary

Former South African captain Hansie Cronje, who would have turned 44 years old on September 25, if his life had not been taken in a tragic airplane crash in 2002, has been honoured by the nation`s cricket fans.

Proteas quick Tsotsobe eyeing Test return following long absence

South African fast bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe has said that he is eyeing a return to his country`s Test cricket line-up after a two-and-a-half year absence from the Test side.

Gulab Jamun to Gulmarg: Jonty Rhodes on his Indian escapades

Syrupy gulab jamuns, snow-laden mountains in Gulmarg and houseboating in the backwaters of Kerala are experiences that attract South African cricket icon Jonty Rhodes to India. He believes it is the common "entrepreneurial spirit" of the people that binds the two nations.

De Villiers confident Proteas can shed `choker` tag and win Champions Trophy

South Africa one-day captain AB de Villiers has said that it is possible for them to remove their ` chokers` tag and secure their first international trophy in 15 years at the final edition of the ICC Champions Trophy tournament in England and Wales.

Hashim Amla lauded for being ranked best batsman by ICC

Senior batsman Hashim Amla has been lauded in South Africa as a role model after he achieved the number one status in the ICC rankings in both Tests and one day internationals recently.

Series draw against Pak will help S Africa seal top spot

If the South Africa-Pakistan series is drawn level at 0-0, it would be enough for the Proteas to guarantee themselves the No.1 spot at the April 1 cut-off date for retaining the ICC Test Championship mace and prize money for the top-ranked team.