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    Du Plessis sidelined for Bangladesh T20s

    Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis is sidelined for the two-match T20 series against Bangladesh after he sustained a lower back sprain.

  • Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock

    Proteas 'feeling sorry' for Bangladesh bowlers

    Proteas captain Faf Du Plessis admits that his team are feeling a bit sorry for Tigers’ bowlers.

  • I'm happy Shakib is not playing: Du Plessis

    South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis says that he is happy that Bangladesh’s premier all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is not playing the Test series.

  • South Africa look to Du Plessis against England

    South Africa will hope the return of captain Faf du Plessis leads to a revival in their fortunes in the second Test against England at Nottingham's Trent Bridge.

  • Relieved Du Plessis bemoans poor Proteas batting in NZ

    South Africa captain Faf du Plessis breathed a sigh of relief as rain bucketed down in Hamilton on Wednesday, washing out the final day of the third Test against New Zealand and ensuring his side sealed a 1-0 series victory.

  • Faf says South Africa 'not good enough'

    Faf du Plessis criticised South Africa's performances against New Zealand as "not good enough" Friday, despite going into the final Test in Hamilton with an unbeatable 1-0 lead in the series.

  • Sri Lanka eager to hit back after Test whitewash

    Sri Lanka are eager to regain some pride after a dismal Test series when they start the limited-overs section of their tour with the first of three Twenty20 internationals on Friday.

  • De Villiers gives up Test captaincy

    Star batsman AB de Villiers confirmed Monday he has stepped down as captain of the South Africa Test team with immediate effect as he recovers from an elbow injury.

  • Proteas hero, Aus's villain: Faf du Plessis

    That coach Russell Domingo was forced to field a question about the captaincy of the South Africa team in the wake of the Adelaide day-night Test was Testimony to the impact Faf du Plessis had on the series.

  • Khawaja, Smith take fight to South Africa

    Usman Khawaja and captain Steve Smith led the charge for Australia after the loss of two early wickets on the second day of the day-night third Test against South Africa on Friday.

  • ICC hits out at du Plessis ball-tampering appeal

    The International Cricket Council voiced disappointment after South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis said he will appeal his conviction for ball-tampering.

  • Du Plessis passes test of character

    It had been a tumultuous few days for South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis, who was found guilty of ball-tampering by the

  • A declaration of intent

    The third Test may have started with the bad aftertaste of a ball-tampering row but it only steeled the man at the centre of it all,

  • Australia former captain Steve Smith

    Smith's terrible trot with the toss

    Australia skipper has lost his past six coin tosses in Test matches after Proteas leader Faf du Plessis called correctly at the Adelaide Oval.

  • Why Kohli and Warner weren't charged

    Around the same time that the ICC heard the Faf du Plessis case, there emerged on social media footage of Virat Kohli and David Warner with suggestions that they might have introduced artificial substances to shine the ball.

  • Former Pak cricketers ask ICC to ban Kohli

    Former Pakistan cricketers and an ex-Pakistan Cricket Board chairman on Tuesday demanded of the International Cricket Council (ICC) to ban Indian skipper Virat Kohli for ball-tampering.

  • I'm no cheat, says Faf after tampering row

    South Africa captain Faf du Plessis insisted he wasn't a cheat and warned cricket authorities had opened a "can of worms" on Wednesday after he was found guilty of ball-tampering in controversial circumstances.

  • Du Plessis avoids ban

    South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis was found guilty of ball-tampering on Tuesday but cleared to play in this week's third Test against Australia, who are fighting to avoid their first ever home Test series whitewash.

  • Du Plessis cleared for Test in ball-tampering row

    South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis was fined his entire match fee but cleared to play in this week's third Test against Australia after being found guilty of ball-tampering on Tuesday.

  • Faf to face ball-tampering hearing before Adelaide Test

    South Africa captain Faf du Plessis will face a ball-tampering hearing at 3:30 p.m. local time (0500 GMT) on Tuesday in Adelaide, the International Cricket Council said, putting his participation in the third Test against Australia in doubt.

  • Cricket greats call for shake-up to fix Aus crisis

    Australia are facing mounting calls from former greats for a drastic overhaul of how cricket is run as they stare down the barrel of a first-ever home Test series whitewash.

  • Proteas cricket official clashes with Aus reporter

    A security official travelling with the South African team shoved an Australian television reporter against a glass door in ugly scenes as he attempted to interview captain Faf du Plessis Monday.

  • Proteas captain du Plessis charged with ball tampering

    South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has been charged with ball tampering during the second test against Australia in Hobart, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Friday.

  • South Africa win 5-0 despite Warner epic

    David Warner hits a magnificent century for Australia but could not prevent South Africa from completing a clean sweep by winning the fifth and final ODI

  • Shakib picks up first wicket of IPL 2016

    Shakib Al Hasan bowled a tidy spell and picked up his first wicket of the Indian Premier League 2016 as Kolkata Knight Riders restricted Rising Pune Supergiants to 160 for five at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadiium in Pune on April 24, 2016.

  • ‘AB de Villiers is at the apex of his career’

    Sachin Tendulkar heaped praise on South African One-Day International (ODI) captain AB de Villliers for his batting performance in the recently concluded limited-overs series against India.

  • South Africa slam 438 to flatten India in decider

    South Africa beat India by 214 runs in the fifth ODI to win series 3-2 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, India.

  • Day 3 washed out

    Match officials call of play for day 3 of the 2nd Test match between Bangladesh and South Africa due to unremitting rain at Mirpur stadium.

  • South Africa aim to extend Test supremacy

    South Africa have a new captain, new openers, a new wicketkeeper and have rotated through four different spinners but they have enjoyed success in the midst of all that.

  • Tigers end day 1 on top

    Bangladesh end a fantastic day 1 at 7 for no loss after Mustafizur takes four wickets on debut while Jubair chips in with three to book South Africa for only 248 runs in the 1st Test at Chittagong.