The Champions Trophy is short and sharp with no room for error as the Proteas take on the world's top teams.
One man's misfortune is another's gain. David Miller owed his place in South Africa's Champion's Trophy squad to Jacques Kallis's withdrawal.
The South African seam attack stepped up to the plate in the absence of the two top bowlers, said Proteas captain AB de Villiers on Sunday.
South African test team aims at nothing but victory over Pakistan.
South Africa suffered their worst defeat in Twenty20 cricket when Pakistan walloped them by 95 runs in their T20 international in Centurion on Sunday.
The disparity between the success of the Proteas Test team and the uncertainty of the ODI and T20 squads is vexing cricket-lovers around the country.
While the third Test between SA and Pakistan is a dead rubber, no extra motivation is required for the players, says Proteas' coach Gary Kirsten.
The Proteas have fought back on the third morning of the second test against Pakistan scoring 109 runs in for the loss of just two wickets.
When Pakistan were rolled over for 49 at the Wanderers many an eyebrow was raised – although not by those who watched the events unfold live.
His antics behind the wicket and with the bat are proving sceptics wrong, even if they won't admit it, writes Neil Manthorp.
Dale Steyn's career-best bowling figures has propelled South Africa to a comprehensive 211-run victory over Pakistan at the Wanderers.
A defiant century stand from captain Misbah-ul-Huq and Asad Shafiq took Pakistan safely to stumps on day three of the first Test against South Africa.
South Africa moved ever closer to victory as Pakistan were teetering on 104 for four at tea on the third day of the first Test at the Wanderers.
Vernon Philander, an integral part of Proteas' bowling attack, will be ready to play the two-Test cricket series against New Zealand in Cape Town.
Proteas Twenty20 coach Russell Domingo is relishing the opportunity to take charge of the side for the first time.
Regular captain AB de Villiers has withdrawn from SA's T20 squad, in order to rest ahead of the Test series against New Zealand starting on Friday.
After years in the wilderness, a chance opening gave Faf du Plessis the gap he needed, Neil Manthorp reports.
What the SA cricket team has achieved over a sustainable period of time has been nothing short of remarkable, Proteas coach Gary Kirsten has said.