But time is running out for two men considered cornerstones of the future Test side.
Enoch Nkwe’s troops once again show little to no fight as the hosts clinch the Test series with a game in hand.
An innings defeat looks inevitable in Pune.
The Proteas face an uphill battle to save the Test in Pune.
The first week of first-class action delivered various fine performances, but why wasn’t a dodgy Potch pitch sanctioned?
Two of South Africa’s most exciting players were clearly gatvol of each other on another difficult day in the Test series against India.

Record-breaker Kohli pulverises impotent Protea attack

And then the South African batting once again collapses.

Toil and trouble for the Proteas in Pune

But Kagiso Rabada shows his class to just about keep the visitors afloat as India dominate.

Five reasons why the Proteas shouldn’t fear a Pune dust bowl

The Proteas’ 203-run defeat in the first Test against India can rightly be described as another walloping, but it certainly wasn’t down to the pitch in Visakhapatnam being a dust bowl. The hosts’ combined 825 runs in two innings, allied to South Africa’s own 431 in their first batting effort, provides ample evidence in that […]

Battered Proteas need the Guardiola touch, says Nkwe

South Africa’s new team director wants to follow the Man City guru’s innovative style and produce a brave team, but he warns it would take time.

Proteas batting predictably collapses as India win first Test

The specialists once again fail to show responsibility before the unlikely pair of Senuran Muthusamy and Dane Piedt delay the hosts.

Twin hundreds for Rohit as Proteas face battle for survival

Enoch Nkwe’s men are already under pressure chasing an improbable 395 against India in the first Test.

Maharaj strikes early after Ashwin’s seven-wicket haul

The Proteas remain competitive in Visakhapatnam.

Proteas fight back in India Test as Kohli gets selfie shock

Dean Elgar and Quinton de Kock show the way with outstanding centuries.

Sharma, Agarwal pummel Proteas with record stand before Ashwin strikes

South Africa are once again staring a massive defeat in the face as their weakness against spin continues to be exposed.

Proteas bank on Theunis de Bruyn’s ‘Ardie Savea’ moment for tons of runs

Proteas bank on Theunis de Bruyn’s ‘Ardie Savea’ moment for tons of runs

The anointed successor to Hashim Amla did something potentially career-changing earlier this year. The outcome has been promising…

Senuran Muthusamy: I’m a South African thoroughbred!

The Proteas’ latest debutant, who has a fairly deep Indian heritage, didn’t exactly enjoy the best first day in Test cricket.

Rohit makes mark as spin-heavy Proteas attack proves toothless

Faf du Plessis and his men are already in trouble after just two sessions against India before rain intervenes.

How an Indian disaster transformed Faf du Plessis

In 2015, the Proteas skipper averaged a pitiful 8.57 in a Test series on the sub-continent. He chose to embrace that embarrassment.

Three reasons why Keshav Maharaj can’t ‘go under the radar’

The Proteas’ first-choice Test spinner is as humble as they come. But with the India series looming, he needs to embrace being a rock star.




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