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Sune Luus to lead South Africa Women in India as Dane van Niekerk remains injured
Chloe Tryon and Masabata Klaas to miss the India tour as well because of injuries

No squads yet, but India, South Africa women go into quarantine
WV Raman and support staff contracts extended, possibility of crowds at 40-50% being explored

South Africa 'have a number of tours against India' in the works, says Graeme Smith
CSA director of cricket wants to "ask some hard questions of Australia and challenge them" for postponed tour

India women's team to play South Africa women in Lucknow
This will be the first international cricket India women will play since the T20 World Cup final a year ago

Royals land Morris for INR 16.25 crore; RCB spend big on Maxwell and Jamieson
The South Africa allrounder became the most expensive overseas player ever at the auction

Tour postponement: CSA lodges official complaint against Cricket Australia with ICC
CSA is invoking both the WTC and the FTP agreement terms in search of points on the table, as well as financial compensation from CA

'Time is right to walk into a new chapter' - Faf du Plessis retires from Test cricket
"Making T20 cricket the priority in the short-term" keeping in mind the two World Cups, he says

England players could miss New Zealand Tests to play IPL knockouts
South African players likely to miss start of season for white-ball series vs Pakistan

Quinton de Kock to take mental-health break during domestic T20 campaign
Captain takes break after gruelling run of biosecure campaigns in UAE, South Africa and Pakistan

CSA interim board granted two-month extension by sports minister
Second extension granted as CSA continue to navigate choppy administrative waters

Ireland to host South Africa for ODI, T20I series in July
Fixtures against Netherlands and Zimbabwe also confirmed for 2021 summer

Relations between CSA and CA 'strained', admits Graeme Smith
"It hasn't been positive on trying to find a window but we are working hard," says CSA's director of cricket

Mark Boucher praises 'bravery' as second-string squad falls short in Pakistan T20Is
Lessons learnt in unfamiliar conditions please coach despite return to South Africa without trophy

David Miller fireworks can't save South Africa as Pakistan clinch decider
Pakistan secure clean sweep of trophies after holding nerve in tricky run-chase

Dwaine Pretorius' record five-for helps South Africa draw level
Rizwan's 51 goes in vain as other batsmen let Pakistan down

Pakistan hold the edge but South Africa have shown fight
The series is on the line on Saturday and though the visitors lost the first T20I, they have quality in their line-up

Pakistan to visit South Africa in April for ODIs, T20Is
All matches to be played on the Highveld, games will be split between the Wanderers and SuperSport Park

Shaun Marsh, Corey Anderson, Morne Morkel on final IPL auction list
A total of 61 slots have to be filled by the eight franchises including 22 overseas players

Mohammad Rizwan stars with maiden T20I hundred in narrow Pakistan victory
South Africa take game down to the final ball but fall three runs short

Favourites Pakistan gear up for T20 season against fresh-faced South Africa
The series would serve as an appetiser for the hosts to the bonanza of the upcoming PSL

David Miller: 'As a senior player, I would like to step up in different areas'
Miller has 78 T20I caps, a shave under three times as many as the next most experienced member of the squad picked to play Pakistan

Heinrich Klaasen's brush with Covid-19: 'Could not run 20-30 metres without heart rate going up too high'
Wicketkeeper-batsman will lead South Africa in T20Is in Pakistan without many first-choice players in the mix

Mark Boucher: Lack of match awareness in 'big moments' cost South Africa
The team's head coach said their poor fielding cost them about 150 runs in the second Test alone

CSA asks ICC to intervene after Australia's decision to pull out of South Africa tour
South African board suggests postponement compromises WTC and is seeking financial redress

Centurion Markram bemoans South Africa's defeat despite having 'started making progress'
He made a second-innings 108, but was 'more hurt' than satisfied due to South Africa's series loss

Hasan Ali ten-for gives Pakistan first series win over South Africa since 2003
Aiden Markram and Temba Bavuma give visitors hope before they unravel against the new ball

'There's a lot of belief. We want to win this' - South Africa assistant coach Nkwe
If the visitors manage to pull it off, it will be the highest successful chase in Pakistan

Markram's reply to Rizwan's maiden century gives South Africa hope in 370 chase
If the visitors manage to pull it off, it will be the highest successful chase in Pakistan

'Yes I'm in pain, but I'm playing for my country' - George Linde
He saw bone through the skin of his little finger in the first innings, but has picked up 3 for 12 in the second so far

Straight lines, sharper bursts - Nortje's method for subcontinent success
He's known for his high speeds and effective bouncers, but in the second Test, he also showed good discipline

South Africa lose top four after Nortje five-for restricts Pakistan
Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock were at the crease at stumps

Simon Harmer eyes South Africa return after signing for Titans
Offspinner says he still has "aspirations to play for South Africa" after end of Kolpak status

Babar Azam, Fawad Alam steady Pakistan with century stand before rain wipes out third session
South Africa were without a frontline spinner for most of the day after George Linde was forced off the field in the 23rd over after injuring his finger

Pakistan women end South Africa tour with consolation win
Javeria Khan, Anam Amin and rain deny SA a 3-0 sweep

Mark Boucher: Quinton de Kock to be released from 'burden' of Test captaincy after Pakistan tour
Head coach calls Australia's decision to call off tour of South Africa "very disappointing and disruptive"

Pakistan eye perfect home season as South Africa search for answers
Pakistan have the chance to defeat a team ranked higher than them and will fancy their chances of doing so

Cricket South Africa rejected formal Australia offer to host Test series
CA's chief executive said he understood CSA's strong reaction to the tour being called off

Cricket South Africa 'disappointed' at Cricket Australia's tour cancellation
"The protocols we proposed to CA were unprecedented," said CSA's chief medical officer

Australia postpone South Africa tour because of 'unacceptable' Covid-19 risk
Cricket Australia informs CSA that it had been left with no choice but to reschedule the tour

Brits' 66, Ismail's career-best 5 for 12 power South Africa to series win
Ismail's new-ball spell of 3-0-9-3 helped reduce Pakistan to a precarious 20 for 4

Aiden Markram: A different challenge batting time and not worrying about scoring
South Africa batsman on the difficulties of batting in spin-friendly conditions

Marizanne Kapp, Tazmin Brits star in dominating South African win
Pakistan's wait for a win on tour continues

Nauman Ali, Yasir Shah, Fawad Alam power Pakistan to 1-0
South Africa lost their eighth successive Test in the subcontinent

'No magic answer, just relentless work' - Kagiso Rabada on his milestone of 200 Test wickets
The quick put his consistency at a level this demanding down to diligence and perseverance

Yasir Shah, Nauman Ali hand Pakistan advantage after Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen fifties
Hosts nipped out three late wickets to leave South Africa at effectively 29 for 4

Fawad on recall: 'If it was in my destiny, no one could've taken it away from me'
The Pakistan batsman looks back at his time in the wilderness and his road forward

Judge Yacoob steps down as CSA interim board chairman after verbally abusing journalist
He is the fourth board chairman to vacate the role, voluntarily or otherwise, since Chris Nenzani left office as CSA president last August

Magnificent Fawad studs Pakistan's dominance
His century stand with Faheem helps open up sizeable lead

Laura Wolvaardt and bowlers complete 3-0 whitewash
Diana Baig finished as the leading wicket-taker in the series after picking up a career-best 4 for 30

South Africa roar back on 14-wicket opening day
Having bowled the visitors out for 220, Pakistan were a precarious 33 for 4 at stumps

'There's possibly another 100 Test matches for him' - Boucher on de Kock's special 50
National coach feels de Kock could become one of the most capped South African cricketers of all time

Mark Boucher: South Africa to make 'brave calls' as focus turns to spin in subcontinent conditions
South Africa's head coach confirmed they will 'definitely' play more than one spinner in Karachi

Pakistan hope for new dawn as Babar Azam the Test captain finally makes his entry
South Africa come into the series on the back of a 2-0 series win at home against Sri Lanka

Kapp's all-round show trumps Dar-Riaz's stand to hand South Africa ODI series
Pakistan lost the second ODI by 13 runs as South Africa took an unassailable 2-0 lead in three-match series

Quarantine restrictions to force South Africa to use separate T20I and Test squads
The red-ball players will leave Pakistan early to quarantine before the home series against Australia

Wiaan Mulder joins Leicestershire as 2021 overseas signing
South Africa allrounder will play in County Championship and Royal London Cup

'Australia's tour at this stage is going ahead' - CSA's acting CEO
Details set to "be announced in a week or so" but arrangements conditional on the "changing" Covid-19 pandemic

CSA interim board given one-month extension
Initially, it supposed to be in place till January, but the delay in its ratification by CSA means it needs more time

South Africa hold off Nida Dar for thrilling three-run win
A 60-run ninth wicket partnership took Pakistan to the brink of a comeback victory, but South Africa managed to hold the visitors at bay

Kagiso Rabada expects 'reverse swing to play a role' in Pakistan
"It's not going to be easy. It's going to be a Test series we are going to have to earn the right to win."

Okuhle Cele, Ryan Rickelton, Jacques Snyman get maiden South Africa call-ups
Heinrich Klaasen will captain a second-string T20I side in Pakistan, with several regulars prepping for Tests against Australia

Security 'was a concern', but focus firmly back on cricket for de Kock
"We landed here, we saw the security that was going on and everyone became calmer"

South Africa Women set to eschew racial equality gesture for Pakistan series
The side will instead demonstrate their commitment to the eradication of gender-based violence

Mignon du Preez: Dane van Niekerk and Chloe Tryon's absence 'definitely going to be a challenge'
du Preez, though, is hoping that it will spur the younger players to "step up, show their skills"

Jansen replaces Baartman as South Africa fly to Pakistan
A 21-member squad, with nine fast bowling options, is set to depart tonight

Sune Luus named South Africa captain for Pakistan series
This will be South Africa's first assignment since their semi-final appearance at the T20 World Cup in Australia in March last year

Shan Masood, Mohammad Abbas, Haris Sohail dropped from Pakistan Test squad
Haris Rauf one of several new faces as new chief selector Mohammad Wasim names his first squad

South Africa likely to re-engage Jacques Kallis in batting consultancy role
Last year, CSA made public a decision to give preference to consultants of colour as part of their transformation drive, effectively ruling Kallis out of roles within the structures

Mark Boucher: 'Emphasis' on Australia Tests as South Africa to send 'watered-down' T20I team to Pakistan
Three-match Test series against Australia begins on February 18, four days after the Pakistan tour ends

Jacques Kallis 'sad' to be surplus to SA requirements as England coaching stint begins
Former great lends expertise to England batsmen in Sri Lanka, and is open to further work

Steven Smith replaces Virat Kohli as No. 2 Test batsman, Kane Williamson solid at the top
Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Marnus Labuschagne and Kyle Jamieson moved up the tables

South Africa name uncapped Daryn Dupavillon and Ottniel Baartman in Pakistan Test squad
Glenton Stuurman and Migael Pretorius miss out through injury, as does Raynard van Tonder

Kyle Abbott: Proteas recall 'not in my immediate view' despite return to South African cricket
Fast bowler is eligible again thanks to Brexit, but will return to Hampshire in 2021 and 2022

Kyle Abbott signs for Titans as post-Kolpak era begins
South African seamer returns to domestic set-up four years after moving to county cricket

Quinton de Kock: 'Bubble life is very unsettling. I don't know how long it can last for'
South Africa captain says schedule is "quite a challenge" as historic Pakistan trip looms

South Africa seal victory and 2-0 series win despite Dimuth Karunaratne's battling hundred
Sri Lanka lose last six wickets for 35 runs before openers wrap up comfortable win

Dean Elgar drinks in return to hundred-scoring form as South Africa make light of batting wobble
"Maybe from a mental point of view we lacked a little bit, or maybe we don't trust our technique"

Dimuth Karunaratne's 91* rallies Sri Lanka as Vishwa Fernando claims maiden five-for
South Africa collapse on second day but remain in driving seat

South Africa's domestic one-day cup reduced to 15 matches
"The restrictions need to be put in place to ensure the tournament goes ahead in a safe environment."

CSA steps back from affirmative action policy on hiring consultants
Decision to only use non-white consultants had seen Jacques Kallis poached by England

Anrich Nortje six blows Sri Lanka away before Dean Elgar cements strangle hold
Unbeaten second-wicket partnership sees South Africa close to overhauling tourists

Confident South Africa won't let up against wounded Sri Lanka - Dean Elgar
After innings win, hosts want to assert themselves even further

Dale Steyn makes himself unavailable for IPL 2021
The South Africa pacer emphasised that he wasn't retiring though

South Africa eye elusive series win against injury-hit Sri Lanka
The visiting side are likely to be without at least seven, possibly eight, first-choice picks for the second Test

South Africa's new domestic structure: 2 tiers, 15 first-class teams, 205 contracted players
Six-team franchise system to be dissolved as 75 cricketers set to lose contracts

Temba Bavuma has 'unfinished business' after walking in first Test
Batsman admits his decision, which ruined century hopes, "wasn't the cleverest of things"

Sri Lanka limp towards second Test with squad decimated by injuries
Casualty list to be felt at the Wanderers and beyond with several players doubtful for England series

Kane Williamson goes past Steven Smith, Virat Kohli; ends 2020 as world's No. 1 Test batsman
Pat Cummins and Ben Stokes finished the year as the No. 1 Test bowler and allrounder respectively

Beuran Hendricks returns to South Africa squad for second Sri Lanka Test
Migael Pretorius released but South Africa can still pick from eight pace-bowling options

Mark Boucher: Kagiso Rabada not a guaranteed starter in Johannesburg
South Africa coach concerned about workloads with Rabada having not played a Test since January

Dimuth Karunaratne: Sri Lanka 'could have dominated' but for injuries
"Never faced a situation like this," says Sri Lanka captain after losing three members of six-man attack

South Africa savour victory over Sri Lanka like one of their best
"Test wins never comes easy, you've still got to earn it," says captain Quinton de Kock

Wiaan Mulder, Lutho Sipamla impress as South Africa bowlers seal innings win
Half-centuries for Kusal Perera and Wanindu Hasaranga can't prevent heavy loss

New South Africa lockdown won't affect Sri Lanka series
Country moved into level three restrictions but international sport still allowed to take place

'I've batted better' - Faf du Plessis on 199 against injury-hit Sri Lanka
After tough summer last year, batsman just wants to show he can still improve

Faf du Plessis 199 hands South Africa iron-grip on Test against depleted Sri Lanka
Injuries decimate tourists' attack, having already hit their batting stocks

Kagiso Rabada returns to South Africa Test squad
Seamer has recovered from groin strain that ruled him out of Boxing Day Test

Jonty Rhodes takes the T10 route, from Sweden to Abu Dhabi
Former South Africa cricketer will be the head coach of Pune Devils in the Abu Dhabi T10 league

Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram and Faf du Plessis put South Africa in control
Depleted Sri Lanka toil with two bowlers injured but struggle for consistency

Dean Elgar: Fast scoring is not a true reflection of Centurion conditions
Run rates in excess of four an over, but opener still anticipates tough battle in fourth innings

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