Faf-free SA look brittle

2015-01-13 10:19

The decision to rest big gun and captain Faf du Plessis leaves SA vulnerable to a T20 clean sweep, writes Rob Houwing.

Faf's decisions were questionable

2015-01-12 14:40

Ian has criticised Faf du Plessis' decisions in the loss at the Bull Ring against the West Indies.

Bittersweet century for Faf

2015-01-12 10:00

Faf du Plessis says his maiden T20 international hundred was bittersweet after the Proteas came up short against the West Indies.

Proteas face Windies' flair

2015-01-08 22:02

SA T20 captain Faf du Plessis says the upcoming series will be the ideal opportunity for the young players to test their skill.

Weather the winner in PE

2014-12-27 17:10

Play has been called off on the second day of the second Test between South Africa and the West Indies in Port Elizabeth,

Proteas: Strong onus on ‘big 4’

2014-11-11 12:27

The enforced withdrawal of JP Duminy only aggravates SA’s middle-order frailty in Oz, writes Rob Houwing.

Faf form needs to run until CWC

2014-09-17 05:00

Batting at number three for the Proteas in ODI cricket, the form of Faf du Plessis has been nothing short of astounding.

Fantastic Faf sinks Australia

2014-09-06 16:39

The Proteas have beaten Australia in the final of their triangular series in Harare, thanks to another superb innings by Faf du Plessis.

Ton-up Faf puts SA in charge

2014-09-04 12:58

A third ODI century from Faf du Plessis has all but ensured SA's safe passage into the triangular series final in Zimbabwe.

Faf relishing No 3 role

2014-09-03 08:59

Proteas batsman Faf du Plessis has expressed his desire to cash in on his current purple patch with the ODI squad in Zimbabwe.

Proteas savour emphatic win

2014-08-28 05:00

The Proteas’ near perfect run-chase in their ODI match against Australia will leave a sweet taste of satisfaction for the squad.

Proteas obliterate Australia

2014-08-27 17:28

The Proteas batting line-up have put Australia's bowlers to the sword to coast to victory in their ODI in Harare.

Proteas win toss, elect to bowl

2014-08-21 09:14

The Proteas have won the toss and elected to bowl in the third One-Day International against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo.

Faf aims to cement No. 3 spot

2014-08-18 23:30

Faf du Plessis is determined to make the Proteas ODI number three batting position his own following Jacques Kallis's retirement.

Proteas lead Zim in Harare

2014-08-11 12:27

Faf du Plessis fell agonisingly short of a ton but SA moved into the lead on the third morning of the one-off Test against Zimbabwe.

Proteas face uphill battle

2014-07-25 14:02

SA face an enormous test of both character and skill as they go about the job of fighting their way back into the second Test.

3 captains 'good' for Proteas

2014-06-20 08:29

Proteas team boss Mohammed Moosajee believes it's a good thing that the national team now has captains in the three different codes.

Duminy Test captain outsider?

2014-04-22 23:01

As many as four options may be explored for successor to Graeme Smith as SA Test captain, writes Rob Houwing.

Kohli soars, Faf in top 10

2014-04-07 10:15

India's Virat Kohli has reached a career-best rating in the T20 batting rankings, while SA's Faf du Plessis also entered the top 10.

Proteas fall short in Dhaka

2014-04-04 18:16

The Proteas have fallen short of qualifying for their first major ICC final, losing to India in the semi-finals of the World Twenty20.

Stats weigh against SA win

2014-04-03 22:30

Their T20 record against India only underlines why the Proteas will be underdogs in Friday’s semi-final, writes Rob Houwing.

Proteas hope to find a way

2014-03-29 08:33

Proteas coach, Russell Domingo, says his team will need to "find a way" to deal with the absence of captain, Faf du Plessis.

Du Plessis hails Steyn heroics

2014-03-25 09:11

SA captain Faf du Plessis has praised Dale Steyn after the ice-cool paceman kept his nerve to deny NZ in a last-ball thriller.

Faf to undergo fitness test

2014-03-24 07:47

SA captain Faf du Plessis will undergo a fitness test before the World T20 match against NZ after missing the opening game.

Injury fears grip Proteas

2014-03-20 07:44

SA are sweating over the fitness of injured captain Faf du Plessis and fast bowler Dale Steyn ahead of their World T20 opener.


Faf lauds 'superhuman' Gayle

2015-01-12 15:04

Faf du Plessis has lauded the efforts of Windies batsman Chris Gayle after he blew SA away at the Wanderers.

Wanderers: Heroes’ heartbreaker!

2015-01-12 12:00

If it’s any comfort for Faf du Plessis, the Wanderers increasingly fails to reward brilliance with the blade, writes Rob Houwing.

Proteas fired up for comeback

2015-01-10 17:00

The Proteas T20 squad will use the short-turn around in matches to review their approach for the second T20 against the West Indies.

Faf: Proteas have enough time

2014-12-27 21:30

Faf du Plessis believes there's still enough time for SA to beat the West Indies but they'll have to go about things quicker.

Faf: Conditions more even in PE

2014-12-24 07:03

Faf du Plessis believes the conditions in Port Elizabeth will bring the West Indies more into the game against the Proteas.

#ProteaFire campaign launched

2014-10-09 22:00

The South African national cricket team have officially launched their mission statement to SA cricket fans.

Proteas sail into the final

2014-09-04 17:08

The Proteas have beaten Zimbabwe in their triangular series ODI in Harare to secure their place in the final against Australia.


Meet the Proteas 'Beast'

2014-09-04 10:45

Being hit in the "abdominal protector" has become a trademark for South Africa's number 3 batsman, Faf du Plessis. Finally he decided to take the matter into his own hands and has produced an extra bit of protection which he calls, The Beast...

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Faf heroics not enough for SA

2014-09-02 16:49

Despite a brilliant knock from Faf du Plessis, the Proteas were unable to beat Australia in their triangular ODI in Harare.

Faf bursts through the barrier

2014-08-27 23:09

Fresh from tormenting Oz in Harare, Faf du Plessis looks increasingly secure at No 3 in all formats for SA, writes Rob Houwing.

De Kock keeping it simple

2014-08-21 20:30

Quinton de Kock has revealed his simple recipe for success following his man-of-the-series award against Zimbabwe.

Proteas tame Zim, win series

2014-08-19 17:14

The Proteas have coasted to victory in the second ODI against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo to secure the three-match series.

Faf backs Proteas' approach

2014-08-11 21:00

Proteas batsman, Faf du Plessis, believes his team is in an ideal position at stumps on Day 3 of the one-off Test against Zimbabwe.

Faf keeps Proteas steady

2014-08-10 17:44

The Proteas are in a favourable position at stumps on the second day of the one-off Test against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club.

Proteas lose early wickets

2014-07-19 09:03

South Africa consolidated their lead on the fourth day of the first Test against Sri Lanka despite losing their opening batsmen.

Bacher: AB captain, Faf deputy

2014-04-23 12:13

Former SA captain Ali Bacher says AB de Villiers should be the Proteas' next Test skipper, with Faf du Plessis vice-captain.

Faf: Dutch win was our best

2014-04-08 09:18

Proteas T20 captain Faf du Plessis says the win over the Netherlands was their best at the recently completed ICC World Twenty20.

Proteas left to rue their wides

2014-04-04 22:34

Beaten in an ICC semi ... again. It’s tough to stomach, but at least this particular SA bunch aren’t chokers, insists Rob Houwing.

Proteas to bat, Faf returns

2014-04-04 14:56

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has won the toss and decided to bat first against India in the World Twenty20 semi-finals.

Faf has simple winning recipe

2014-04-03 21:02

Faf du Plessis has a simple recipe for the Proteas World Twenty20 semi-final: key decision-making during pressure situations.

Faf banned for one game

2014-03-28 15:39

South Africa and Sri Lanka captains Faf du Plessis and Dinesh Chandimal have been suspended for one match each.

NZ ask Proteas to bat

2014-03-24 11:08

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has won the toss and elected to bowl first in their World T20 game against South Africa.

Faf, Steyn face fitness tests

2014-03-21 16:02

SA captain Faf du Plessis and Dale Steyn will undergo fitness tests ahead of their opening World Twenty20 game in Chittagong.

Proteas bowl first in warm-up

2014-03-18 15:26

The Proteas have lost the toss and will bowl first in their World Twenty20 warm-up match against Bangladesh "A".

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