The Proteas will face India at Kingsmead in their final Test, fighting not only a strong Test team but a four-defeat jinx at the Durban pictch.
On the opening day of the second Test against Pakistan, Imran Tahir's five-wicket haul has given the Proteas an early advantage.
JP Duminy has taken some of the gloss off South Africa's brilliant opening day in the first Test against Australia with an injury scare.
The Proteas have their claim to the world No. 1 Test ranking to keep in mind when they begin their three-match Test series against New Zealand.
According to the International Cricket Council, Jacques Kallis has climbed back to second position in the world rankings for batsmen and all-rounders.
Gary Kirsten says he is proud of his team despite their loss to Australia in the second Test because of the competitiveness of the levelled series.
Australia chased 310 for victory on the final day of their Test against the Proteas and managed to nab a two-wicket win to level the series.
The Proteas had a turn of luck in their second Test against Australia, bringing down the visitors with fine bowling, scoring a 30-run lead.
Proteas' captain Graeme Smith has won the toss and chose to field in the first of two Tests against Australia at Newlands, Cape Town.
Jacques Kallis has been crowned South Africa's Cricketer of the Year at the 2011 South African Cricket Awards in Johannesburg.
South Africa have two bowlers among the top 10 leading wicket takers at the World Cup -- and neither of them is Morne Morkel or Dale Steyn.
South Africa are hoping for a repeat of Nagpur magic when they meet India on Saturday as the Proteas attempt to get their campaign back on track.
Injured SA leg-spinner Imran Tahir is set to miss the rest of the World Cup group stage to nurse a fractured thumb, but he is still in the tournament.
India virtually wrapped a World Cup quarter-final place on Wednesday as Pakistan's keeper Kamran Akmal faced being deposed by his own brother.
South Africa suffered a World Cup injury scare after it was discovered in-form leg-spinner Imran Tahir had fractured his left thumb.
Uncapped leg-spinner Imran Tahir was on Tuesday named in South Africa's 15-man squad for the Cricket World Cup from February 19 to April 2.
SA and India enter a five-match one-day international series at Kingsmead on Wednesday with at least half an eye on the Cricket World Cup.
Dolphins spin bowler Imran Tahir has replaced Lions batsman Jonathan Vandiar in SA's preliminary 30-man Cricket World Cup squad.
Nasief Morris puts his pride in his pocket and Jean de Villiers throws his name in the hat for Springbok selection. It's the quotes of the week.
It's unfortunate that the Proteas need to wait another nine months for the Pakistani prodigy to join the team, writes Neil Manthorp.