AB de Villiers gets paternity leave, to miss Bangladesh Tests
AB de Villiers gets paternity leave, to miss Bangladesh Tests

AB de Villiers has been granted paternity leave and will miss the two-test series in Bangladesh, Cricket South Africa (CSA) said on Wednesday.

Proteas World Cup team was changed to fill race quota, says SA motivator Mike Horn
Proteas World Cup team was changed to fill race quota, says SA motivator Mike Horn

South Africa's high performance coach Mike Horn has said he believes the Proteas team was changed for the World Cup semi-final match against New Zealand last month to meet race quota requirements, a move that left the team disbalanced.

India slip to 7th in Test rankings; no player in top 10
India slip to 7th in Test rankings; no player in top 10

 Indian cricket team may have had decent run in the World Cup reaching semi-final but there is no such good news as far as the longer version is concerned where Virat Kohli's men are currently languishing at 7th place in the 10-team table.

Charges of SA selection interference "utter nonsense": Haroon Lorgat
Charges of SA selection interference "utter nonsense": Haroon Lorgat

Dismissing reports of interference in team selection ahead of South Africa's World Cup semi-final against New Zealand as "utter nonsense", CSA Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat has clarified that no late-night instructions were given after the playing XI was announced.

AB de Villiers considered withdrawing from World Cup semi-final over racial quotas
AB de Villiers considered withdrawing from World Cup semi-final over racial quotas

South Africa cricket team captain AB de Villiers had considered withdrawing from his side's semifinal tie against New Zealand in the World Cup over the issue of dropping a white player and replacing him with a black player in the squad to make the team's lineup more racially acceptable.

Vernon Philander selection not race-based, says CSA
Vernon Philander selection not race-based, says CSA

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has denied reports that the selection of pacer Vernon Philander ahead of fast bowler Kyle Abbott for their team's World Cup semi-final against New Zealand was racially motivated.

Cricket World Cup: Domingo defends Philander, Phangiso decisions
Cricket World Cup: Domingo defends Philander, Phangiso decisions

South Africa coach Russell Domingo Friday defended playing bowler Vernon Philander in the four-wicket World Cup semi-final loss to co-hosts New Zealand.

World Cup 2015: South Africa`s comedy of errors is no laughing matter
World Cup 2015: South Africa`s comedy of errors is no laughing matter

Another World Cup semi-final but another failure to get to the final has left many South Africa fans questioning what their side must do to reach one-day international cricket`s showpiece match.

ICC World Cup 2015: `No one can stop us`, says South Africa skipper AB de Villiers
ICC World Cup 2015: `No one can stop us`, says South Africa skipper AB de Villiers

After years of South Africa being lumbered with the "chokers" tag, captain AB de Villiers boldly declared Monday the World Cup was theirs for the taking this time.

Patchy Proteas `still best in World Cup`, says skipper AB de Villiers
Patchy Proteas `still best in World Cup`, says skipper AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers insisted Wednesday that South Africa were re-energised and had shrugged off their inconsistent early form at the World Cup, boldly declaring "we`re the best team in the tournament".

Strong bench key to South Africa's World Cup campaign
Strong bench key to South Africa's World Cup campaign

South Africa`s impressive depth was underlined in their emphatic World Cup win over West Indies on Friday and with paceman Vernon Philander and JP Duminy out injured, the Proteas will again rely on their "bench" to shine against Ireland.

ICC World Cup: Vernon Philander absence may test depth, balance but not result
ICC World Cup: Vernon Philander absence may test depth, balance but not result

Vernon Philander`s hamstring injury will not only upset the balance of South Africa`s attack against West Indies but also test their pace bowling depth when the two sides clash in their World Cup Pool B match in Sydney on Friday.

ICC World Cup 2015: South Africa`s Vernon Philander out of Windies clash
ICC World Cup 2015: South Africa`s Vernon Philander out of Windies clash

South Africa fast bowler Vernon Philander has been ruled out of Friday`s key World Cup clash against the West Indies in Sydney after failing to recover from a hamstring injury.

India vs South Africa: AB de Villiers fears pitch will blunt Proteas` pacemen
India vs South Africa: AB de Villiers fears pitch will blunt Proteas` pacemen

South Africa captain AB de Villiers believes the pitch at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for Sunday`s World Cup clash against defending champions India will not favour his fast bowlers, saying batsmen should revel on it.

India vs South Africa: Dale Steyn fit for high-stake clash
India vs South Africa: Dale Steyn fit for high-stake clash

South Africa`s premier fast bowler Dale Steyn is fit to lead their attack in a key World Cup match against India on Sunday after recovering from a bout of sinusitis.

3rd ODI: South Africa crush West Indies by nine wickets, win series
3rd ODI: South Africa crush West Indies by nine wickets, win series

West Indies tour of South Africa hit a new low on Wednesday when they were bundled out for 122 in under 34 overs to lose the third one-day international by nine wickets at Buffalo Park.

Record-breaking AB de Villiers sets up huge South Africa win against West Indies
Record-breaking AB de Villiers sets up huge South Africa win against West Indies

AB de Villiers took 31 balls to smash the fastest century in one-day internationals as South Africa crushed West Indies by 148 runs at The Wanderers on Sunday.

Devon Smith falls after gutsy 47, West Indies 80-2 against South Africa at lunch
Devon Smith falls after gutsy 47, West Indies 80-2 against South Africa at lunch

West Indies opener Devon Smith hit a gutsy 47 before losing his wicket at the stroke of lunch on the opening morning of the third and final test against South Africa at Newlands on Friday.

Paceman Vernon Philander expecting lively Cape Town wicket
Paceman Vernon Philander expecting lively Cape Town wicket

Fast bowler Vernon Philander returns to a happy hunting ground on Friday expecting plenty of opportunities for South Africa`s much-vaunted pace attack to wrap up victory in the test series against West Indies. 

West Indies learning from South Africa: Denesh Ramdin
West Indies learning from South Africa: Denesh Ramdin

West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin said on Thursday that the main benefit of playing in South Africa was the opportunity for his young side to absorb some of the lessons that have made the hosts the number one team in the world.