The captain is prepared to move away from the predictable Proteas by bringing himself – and other 'amateurs' – on to bowl.
Expect fireworks and sledging in the ODI series between two of the top cricket teams in the world.
Young talent Theunis de Bruyn has plenty of people talking – and he is not shy to do some straight talking himself.
Every opportunity to play at the iconic Australian stadiums should be consumed voraciously, even if in lesser formats and with far less at stake.
Attendances at domestic matches are depressingly low, despite offering great value-for-money entertainment.
Driven not only by versatility but also a rarely seen creativity, De Villiers should be a tonic for any potential selection headaches.
The Proteas "won rusty" at the start of their New Zealand tour, but win they did.
India – and money – dictates the game, which is going to bite those who so readily sold out.
The Black Caps are an all-star team and will brutally test the strength of the South Africans.
Those talented enough to make it to KwaZulu's top cricketing schools face enormous language, cultural and academic challenges.
Cricket president N?Srinivasan is infamous for being against player influence, but South African Tony Irish may be just the man to thaw him.
Taking cricket to KwaZulu-Natal's impoverished areas presents several challenges, but the rewards are great.
Nothing but good intentions from CSA, but black players who earned their spot aren't so happy with 'token' places.
A spot in the Dolphins squad could be the first step to greatness for two hard-working teenagers.
Aaron Phangiso has grabbed a belated opportunity to confirm his position as a worthy second Ptoteasspinner behind Imran Tahir.
Their score vindicated De Villiers's point that cricket is played as much in the head as on the field.
The new Proteas all-rounder may only come in at number seven, but he does take regular wickets.
Mahela Jayawardene enjoyed a fitting farewell to Test cricket on home ground as Sri Lanka completed a 2-0 series win against Pakistan.
Following his worst and last series, Jacques Kallis has retired before what would have been his sixth World Cup.