South Africa


Rankings:  ODI - 3rd, Test - 6th, Twenty20 - 4th

SA Bio

The South African cricket team, also known as The “Proteas”, is administrated by Cricket South Africa. South Africa is a full member of the International Cricket Council with Test and one-day international status. Cricket in South Africa was established by the British, and the first tour by a side from England took place in 1888-89. South Africa played its first Test match (against a touring England side at Port Elizabeth), becoming the third Test nation. 

However, in 1970, the ICC voted to suspend the team from international cricket indefinitely because of its government's policy of apartheid, an overtly racist policy, which led them to play only against the white nations (England, Australia, New Zealand), and field only white players. This decision excluded players such as stalwart Graeme Pollock from partaking in international Test Cricket. Such a move caused the exodus of bright future prospects like Allan Lamb and Robin Smith, who both played for England, and Kepler Wessels, who initially played for Australia, before returning to South Africa. The team was reinstated in 1991 as a Test nation after the deconstruction of apartheid, and the team played its first official match since 1970 (and its first-ever ODI) against India in 1991. Since the reinstatement, the Proteas have had mixed success. Even when the team has been considered to be a favourite to win a tournament, good fortune deserts it. 

The match-fixing scandal that shook the cricketing fraternity got momentum from Hansie Cronje’s claims. With his mysterious death in a plane crash, a chapter in South African cricket closed. The team has reached the semi-finals of the Cricket World Cup three times, but has failed to progress into the finals, with Herschelle Gibbs famously dropping Australian captain Steve Waugh in 1999 in a round-robin game. They performed well in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, until New Zealand beat them in the quarter finals, unfortunately ending their World Cup campaign.

SA Records

In:
Win percentage against other teams
Team Played Won Lost Tie NR Win %
Australia 91 21 50 0 20 23
 
Bangladesh 10 8 0 0 2 80
 
England 145 32 58 0 55 22
 
India 33 13 10 0 10 39
 
New Zealand 40 23 4 0 13 58
 
Pakistan 23 12 4 0 7 52
 
Sri Lanka 22 11 5 0 6 50
 
West Indies 28 18 3 0 7 64
 
Zimbabwe 8 7 0 0 1 88
 
  • Highest Individual Score:
    Hashim Amla - 311 runs
  • Best Bowling:
  • Prolific Batsman:
    Jacques Kallis. Total: 13206 runs in 165 matches with a batting average of 55.25
  • Prolific Bowler:
    Shaun Pollock. Total: 421 wickets in 108 matches with an average economy of 2.39
Win percentage against other teams
Team Played Won Lost Tie NR Win %
Australia 88 39 46 3 0 44
 
Bangladesh 17 14 3 0 0 82
 
Canada 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
England 56 28 24 1 3 50
 
India 76 45 28 0 3 59
 
Ireland 4 4 0 0 0 100
 
Kenya 10 10 0 0 0 100
 
Netherlands 4 4 0 0 0 100
 
New Zealand 65 38 22 0 5 58
 
Pakistan 72 47 24 0 1 65
 
Scotland 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
Sri Lanka 60 29 29 1 1 48
 
United Arab Emirates 2 2 0 0 0 100
 
West Indies 58 43 13 1 1 74
 
Zimbabwe 38 35 2 0 1 92
 
  • Highest Individual Score:
    Gary Kirsten - 188 runs
  • Best Bowling:
  • Prolific Batsman:
    Jacques Kallis. Total: 11550 runs in 323 matches with a batting average of 45.11
  • Prolific Bowler:
    Shaun Pollock. Total: 387 wickets in 294 matches with an average economy of 3.65
Win percentage against other teams
Team Played Won Lost Tie NR Win %
Afghanistan 2 2 0 0 0 100
 
Australia 17 6 11 0 0 35
 
Bangladesh 4 4 0 0 0 100
 
England 12 7 4 0 1 58
 
India 10 4 6 0 0 40
 
Netherlands 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
New Zealand 14 10 4 0 0 71
 
Pakistan 11 6 5 0 0 55
 
Scotland 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
Sri Lanka 6 4 2 0 0 67
 
West Indies 10 6 4 0 0 60
 
Zimbabwe 3 3 0 0 0 100
 
  • Highest Individual Score:
    Faf du Plessis - 119 runs
  • Best Bowling:
  • Prolific Batsman:
    JP Duminy. Total: 1654 runs in 70 matches with a batting average of 38.46
  • Prolific Bowler:
    Dale Steyn. Total: 58 wickets in 42 matches with an average economy of 6.71

All South-Africa players

  1. 0-9
  2. A
  3. B
  4. C
  5. D
  6. E
  7. F
  8. G
  9. H
  10. I
  11. J
  12. K
  13. L
  14. M
  15. N
  16. O
  17. P
  18. Q
  19. R
  20. S
  21. T
  22. U
  23. V
  24. W
  25. X
  26. Y
  27. Z
  1. A
    1. AB de Villiers
    2. Aaron Phangiso
    3. Adam Bacher
    4. Adrian Kuiper
    5. Alan Dawson
    6. Alan Melville
    7. Albert Powell
    8. Albert Rose-Innes
    9. Albie Morkel
    10. Alexis le Breton
    11. Alf Hall
    12. Alfred Cooper
    13. Alfred Hearne
    14. Alfred Richards
    15. Ali Bacher
    16. Alison Hodgkinson
    17. Allan Donald
    18. Alviro Petersen
    19. Andre Nel
    20. Andrew Hall
    21. Andrew Hudson
    22. Andrew Puttick
    23. Andrie Steyn
    24. Anton Murray
    25. Archibald Palm
    26. Arthur Ochse Jr
    27. Arthur Ochse Sr.
    28. Arthur Seccull
    29. Ashwell Prince
    30. Athol Rowan
    31. Atholl McKinnon
    32. Ayabonga Khaka
  2. B
    1. Baberton Halliwell
    2. Barry Richards
    3. Bernard Tancred
    4. Bert Vogler
    5. Beuran Hendricks
    6. Biddy Anderson
    7. Bill Lundie
    8. Billy Frank
    9. Billy Wade
    10. Billy Zulch
    11. Bob Catterall
    12. Bob Crisp
    13. Bob Newson
    14. Boeta Dippenaar
    15. Bonnor Middleton
    16. Brett Schultz
    17. Brian McMillan
    18. Bruce Mitchell
    19. Buster Farrer
    20. Buster Nupen
  3. C
    1. Cec Dixon
    2. Chad Classen
    3. Charl Langeveldt
    4. Charl Willoughby
    5. Charles Fichardt
    6. Charles Hime
    7. Charles Mills
    8. Charles Prince
    9. Charles Vintcent
    10. Charlie Finlason
    11. Charlie Frank
    12. Charlie Llewellyn
    13. Charlie Smith
    14. Chris Burger
    15. Chris Duckworth
    16. Chud Langton
    17. Clarence Wimble
    18. Claude Carter
    19. Claude Floquet
    20. Claude Henderson
    21. Claude Newberry
    22. Clement Johnson
    23. Clive Eksteen
    24. Clive Halse
    25. Clive Rice
    26. Clive Van Ryneveld
    27. Colin Bland
    28. Colin Ingram
    29. Conky Conyngham
    30. Conor McKerr
    31. Corrie van Zyl
    32. Craig Matthews
    33. Cuan McCarthy
    34. Cyril Francois
    35. Cyril Vincent
  4. D
    1. Dale Benkenstein
    2. Dale Steyn
    3. Dan Taylor
    4. Dane Piedt
    5. Dane Van Niekerk
    6. Dane Vilas
    7. Dante Parkin
    8. Daryll Cullinan
    9. Dave Nourse
    10. David Callaghan
    11. David Ironside
    12. David Miller
    13. David Pithey
    14. David Richardson
    15. David Rundle
    16. David Terbrugge
    17. David Wiese
    18. Dayyaan Galiem
    19. Dean Elgar
    20. Dean Foxcroft
    21. Denis Begbie
    22. Denis Lindsay
    23. Denis Tomlinson
    24. Deniys Morkel
    25. Dennis Dyer
    26. Dennis Gamsy
    27. Derek Crookes
    28. Derek Varnals
    29. Dewald Pretorius
    30. Dick Westcott
    31. Dicky Richards
    32. Dinesha Devnarain
    33. Doodles Tapscott
    34. Dooley Briscoe
    35. Doug Meintjes
    36. Dudley Nourse
    37. Dusty Tapscott
  5. E
    1. Eddie Barlow
    2. Eddie Fuller
    3. Eddie Leie
    4. Edward Van der Merwe
    5. Elriesa Theunissen
    6. Eric Dalton
    7. Eric Davies
    8. Eric Marx
    9. Eric Rowan
    10. Eric Simons
    11. Ernest Bock
    12. Errol Stewart
    13. Ethy Mbhalati
  6. F
    1. Faf du Plessis
    2. Fanie de Villiers
    3. Farhaan Behardien
    4. Farhaan Sayanvala
    5. Fish Markham
    6. Flooi Du Toit
    7. Frank Hearne
    8. Frank Mitchell
    9. Fred Le Roux
    10. Fred Smith
    11. Fred Susskind
    12. Frederick Cook
    13. Frederick Kuys
    14. Friedel de Wet
  7. G
    1. Garnett Kruger
    2. Gary Kirsten
    3. Geoff Chubb
    4. Geoff Griffin
    5. George Bissett
    6. George Faulkner
    7. George Fullerton
    8. George Glover
    9. George Parker
    10. George Rowe
    11. George Shepstone
    12. George Thornton
    13. Gerald Bond
    14. Gerald Hartigan
    15. Gerrie Liebenberg
    16. Glen Hall
    17. Gobo Ashley
    18. Godfrey Cripps
    19. Goofy Lawrence
    20. Gordon White
    21. Graeme Pollock
    22. Graeme Smith
    23. Grahame Chevalier
    24. Gulam Bodi
    25. Gus Kempis
  8. H
    1. Hansie Cronje
    2. Hardus Viljoen
    3. Harold Baumgartner
    4. Harry Bromfield
    5. Hashim Amla
    6. Headley Keith
    7. Heino Kuhn
    8. Henry Davids
    9. Henry Promnitz
    10. Henry Taberer
    11. Henry Williams
    12. Herbie Taylor
    13. Herby Wade
    14. Herschelle Gibbs
    15. Horace Chapman
    16. Howard Francis
    17. Hugh Tayfield
    18. Hylton Ackerman
  9. I
    1. Imraan Khan
    2. Imran Tahir
    3. Izak Buys
  10. J
    1. JP Duminy
    2. Jack Cheetham
    3. Jack Nel
    4. Jack Plimsoll
    5. Jack Siedle
    6. Jackie Botten
    7. Jackie Du Preez
    8. Jackie McGlew
    9. Jacobus Duminy
    10. Jacques Kallis
    11. Jacques Rudolph
    12. Jim Christy
    13. Jim Pothecary
    14. Jimmy Blanckenberg
    15. Jimmy Cook
    16. Jimmy Sinclair
    17. Jock Cameron
    18. Joe Cox
    19. Joe Partridge
    20. Johan Botha
    21. Johan van der Wath
    22. Johann Louw
    23. Johannes Kotze
    24. John Cochran
    25. John Commins
    26. John Kent
    27. John Nicolson
    28. John Robertson
    29. John Traicos
    30. John Waite
    31. John Watkins
    32. Johnny Lindsay
    33. Jonathan Fellows-Smith
    34. Jonathan Vandiar
    35. Jonty Rhodes
    36. Joseph Willoughby
    37. Justin Kemp
    38. Justin Ontong
  11. K
    1. Kagiso Rabada
    2. Kelly Seymour
    3. Ken Funston
    4. Ken Viljoen
    5. Kenneth Walter
    6. Kepler Wessels
    7. Khaya Zondo
    8. Kim Elgie
    9. Kyle Abbott
    10. Kyle Verreynne
  12. L
    1. Lance Klusener
    2. Lara Goodall
    3. Laura Wolfvaardt
    4. Lee Irvine
    5. Len Tuckett
    6. Lennox Brown
    7. Liam Smith
    8. Lindsay Tuckett
    9. Lizelle Lee
    10. Lonwabo Tsotsobe
    11. Loots Bosman
    12. Louis Koen
    13. Louis Stricker
    14. Louis Tancred
    15. Luke Philander
    16. Lutho Sipamla
  13. M
    1. Maitland Hathorn
    2. Makhaya Ntini
    3. Mandy Yachad
    4. Marchant de Lange
    5. Marcia Letsoalo
    6. Marizanne Kapp
    7. Mark Boucher
    8. Mark Rushmere
    9. Martin Hanley
    10. Martin van Jaarsveld
    11. Meyrick Pringle
    12. Mfuneko Ngam
    13. Michael Melle
    14. Michael Rindel
    15. Mick Commaille
    16. Mignon du Preez
    17. Mike Macaulay
    18. Mike Procter
    19. Monde Zondeki
    20. Morne Morkel
    21. Morne van Wyk
    22. Moseline Daniels
    23. Mthokozisi Shezi
    24. Murray Bisset
  14. N
    1. Nantie Hayward
    2. Neil Adcock
    3. Neil McKenzie
    4. Neville Lindsay
    5. Neville Quinn
    6. Nic Pothas
    7. Nicky Boje
    8. Nicolaas Theunissen
    9. Nipper Nicholson
    10. Nonkhululeko Thabethe
    11. Norman Gordon
    12. Norman Reid
    13. Nummy Deane
  15. O
    1. Odine Kirsten
    2. Omar Henry
    3. Ormy Pearse
    4. Ossie Dawson
    5. Owen Dunell
    6. Owen Wynne
  16. P
    1. Pat Symcox
    2. Pat Trimborn
    3. Paul Adams
    4. Paul Harris
    5. Paul Winslow
    6. Percy Mansell
    7. Percy Sherwell
    8. Percy Twentyman-Jones
    9. Peter Carlstein
    10. Peter Heine
    11. Peter Kirsten
    12. Peter Pollock
    13. Peter Van der Merwe
    14. Philip Hands
    15. Philip Hutchinson
    16. Philippus Steyn
    17. Pieter Strydom
    18. Pieter Van der Bijl
    19. Plum Lewis
    20. Pompey Norton
  17. Q
    1. Quintin McMillan
    2. Quinton de Kock
  18. R
    1. Reeza Hendricks
    2. Reggie Schwarz
    3. Reginald Hands
    4. Richard Dumbrill
    5. Richard Levi
    6. Richard Snell
    7. Rilee Rossouw
    8. Rivaldo Moonsamy
    9. Robert Dower
    10. Robert Gleeson
    11. Robert Graham
    12. Robert Harvey
    13. Robert Poore
    14. Robert Stewart
    15. Robin Peterson
    16. Roelof van der Merwe
    17. Roger Telemachus
    18. Rolland Beaumont
    19. Ronald Draper
    20. Ronnie Grieveson
    21. Rory Kleinveldt
    22. Roy McLean
    23. Rudi Bryson
    24. Russell Endean
    25. Rusty Theron
    26. Ryan McLaren
  19. S
    1. Sandy Bell
    2. Savanna Cordes
    3. Scotch Taylor
    4. Sean Whitehead
    5. Shabnim Ismail
    6. Shafiek Abrahams
    7. Shandre Fritz
    8. Shaun Pollock
    9. Shunter Coen
    10. Sid O'Linn
    11. Sid Pegler
    12. Sidney Burke
    13. Simon Harmer
    14. Sivert Samuelson
    15. Stanley Snooke
    16. Stephen Cook
    17. Steven Elworthy
    18. Steven Jack
    19. Steven Palframan
    20. Stiaan van Zyl
    21. Sune Luus
    22. Sunette Loubser
    23. Susan Benade
    24. Syd Curnow
  20. T
    1. Temba Bavuma
    2. Tertius Bosch
    3. Thami Tsolekile
    4. Thandi Tshabalala
    5. Thomas Routledge
    6. Tich Wesley
    7. Tiger Lance
    8. Timothy Shaw
    9. Tip Snooke
    10. Tom Campbell
    11. Tommy Ward
    12. Tony Harris
    13. Tony Pithey
    14. Tony de Zorzi
    15. Trevor Goddard
    16. Trisha Chetty
    17. Tufty Mann
    18. Tuppy Owen-Smith
    19. Tyron Henderson
  21. V
    1. Vaughn van Jaarsveld
    2. Vernon Philander
    3. Victor Mpitsang
    4. Vincent Tancred
    5. Vivian Ian Smith
  22. W
    1. Wandile Makwetu
    2. Wayne Parnell
    3. Wiaan Mulder
    4. Willem Ludick
    5. William Brann
    6. William Ling
    7. William Milton
    8. William Shalders
    9. William Solomon
  23. X
    1. Xen Balaskas
  24. Y
    1. Yolandi Potgieter
    2. Yolandi Westhuizen
    3. Yolani Fourie
    4. Yusuf Abdulla
  25. Z
    1. Zander de Bruyn
    2. Ziyaad Abrahams
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