It is pretty close to perfect Van der Dussen

Standard Bank Proteas batsman, Rassie van der Dussen, has described scoring a half-century on his T20 International (T20I) debut against Zimbabwe at Buffalo Park on Tuesday as the ‘perfect’ start to his international caree

I want to play for a long as possible Tahir

Imran Tahir says he is thrilled to be back playing for the Standard Bank Proteas in the ongoing Momentum One-Day International (ODI) series against Zimbabwe and insists he has plenty more cricket left in the tank.

JONKER NEW CAP IN PROTEAS ODI SQUAD STEYN AND IMRAN TAHIR RETURN

CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA (CSA) today named Warriors batsman Christiaan Jonker as a new cap in the Standard Bank Proteas squad for the three-match ODI Series against Zimbabwe which starts at the end of this month.

No panic buttons for Proteas

The Standard Bank Proteas have shifted their focus to the all-important must-win second Test match against Sri Lanka starting at the SSC ground in Colombo this Friday. The squad has had two days of introspection and reflection following the disappointing 278-run loss in the first Test in Galle, and will move on with more clarity on how to counter Sri Lanka’s spin threat.

PROTEAS BATSMEN WILL NEED TO DIG DEEP

THE Standard Bank Proteas will be looking to at least two of their senior batsmen to match the mastery of Sri Lanka’s Dimuth Karunaratne if the visitors are to bid for a famous come-from-behind victory in the first Test match being played at Galle.

RABADA LEADS WAY AS PROTEAS KEEP SRI LANKA IN CHECK

KAGISO RABADA led a strong bowling performance that saw the Standard Bank Proteas overcome the disadvantage of losing the toss to take all 10 Sri Lanka first innings wickets inside 80 overs on the opening day of the two-match Test Series at Galle on Thursday.

Partnerships key for looming chase - Amla

Standard Bank Proteas batsman, Hashim Amla, says partnerships will be crucial ahead of a high fourth innings chase in the first Test match against Sri Lanka at the Galle International Stadium. The home side holds a strong lead of 272 runs with six wickets remaining, after a dominant performance with the ball led by off-spinner Dilruwan Perera (4/46) on day two.

We don’t only want to win in South Africa – Du Plessis

Standard Bank Proteas Test captain, Faf du Plessis, has taken the charge to extend the Standard Bank Proteas’ proud record away from home in the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka starting in Galle on Thursday. This is Du Plessis’ first captaincy role on the sub-continent, and the start of a mission to improve the Proteas’ record on the sub-continent.

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