South Africa


Rankings:  ODI - 4th, Test - 1st, Twenty20 - 6th

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 8 8 0 0 0 100
 
England 141 31 56 0 54 22
 
India 29 13 7 0 9 45
 
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 14 13 1 0 0 93
 
Canada 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
England 51 25 22 1 3 49
 
India 71 42 26 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 62 36 21 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 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
Australia 14 5 9 0 0 36
 
Bangladesh 4 4 0 0 0 100
 
England 9 5 3 0 1 56
 
India 8 2 6 0 0 25
 
Netherlands 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
New Zealand 12 9 3 0 0 75
 
Pakistan 11 6 5 0 0 55
 
Scotland 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
Sri Lanka 5 3 2 0 0 60
 
West Indies 9 6 3 0 0 67
 
Zimbabwe 3 3 0 0 0 100
 
  • Highest Individual Score:
    Faf du Plessis - 119 runs
  • Best Bowling:
  • Prolific Batsman:
    JP Duminy. Total: 1430 runs in 61 matches with a batting average of 35.75
  • Prolific Bowler:
    Dale Steyn. Total: 55 wickets in 38 matches with an average economy of 6.45

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. Charl Langeveldt
    3. Charl Willoughby
    4. Charles Fichardt
    5. Charles Hime
    6. Charles Mills
    7. Charles Prince
    8. Charles Vintcent
    9. Charlie Finlason
    10. Charlie Frank
    11. Charlie Llewellyn
    12. Charlie Smith
    13. Chris Burger
    14. Chris Duckworth
    15. Chud Langton
    16. Clarence Wimble
    17. Claude Carter
    18. Claude Floquet
    19. Claude Henderson
    20. Claude Newberry
    21. Clement Johnson
    22. Clive Eksteen
    23. Clive Halse
    24. Clive Rice
    25. Clive Van Ryneveld
    26. Colin Bland
    27. Colin Ingram
    28. Conky Conyngham
    29. Corrie van Zyl
    30. Craig Matthews
    31. Cuan McCarthy
    32. Cyril Francois
    33. 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. Dean Elgar
    19. Denis Begbie
    20. Denis Lindsay
    21. Denis Tomlinson
    22. Deniys Morkel
    23. Dennis Dyer
    24. Dennis Gamsy
    25. Derek Crookes
    26. Derek Varnals
    27. Dewald Pretorius
    28. Dick Westcott
    29. Dicky Richards
    30. Dinesha Devnarain
    31. Doodles Tapscott
    32. Dooley Briscoe
    33. Doug Meintjes
    34. Dudley Nourse
    35. 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. Fish Markham
    5. Flooi Du Toit
    6. Frank Hearne
    7. Frank Mitchell
    8. Fred Le Roux
    9. Fred Smith
    10. Fred Susskind
    11. Frederick Cook
    12. Frederick Kuys
    13. 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. Harold Baumgartner
    3. Harry Bromfield
    4. Hashim Amla
    5. Headley Keith
    6. Heino Kuhn
    7. Henry Davids
    8. Henry Promnitz
    9. Henry Taberer
    10. Henry Williams
    11. Herbie Taylor
    12. Herby Wade
    13. Herschelle Gibbs
    14. Horace Chapman
    15. Howard Francis
    16. Hugh Tayfield
    17. 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. Kim Elgie
    8. Kyle Abbott
  12. L
    1. Lance Klusener
    2. Lee Irvine
    3. Len Tuckett
    4. Lennox Brown
    5. Lindsay Tuckett
    6. Lizelle Lee
    7. Lonwabo Tsotsobe
    8. Loots Bosman
    9. Louis Koen
    10. Louis Stricker
    11. Louis Tancred
  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. Omar Henry
    2. Ormy Pearse
    3. Ossie Dawson
    4. Owen Dunell
    5. 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. Robert Dower
    9. Robert Gleeson
    10. Robert Graham
    11. Robert Harvey
    12. Robert Poore
    13. Robert Stewart
    14. Robin Peterson
    15. Roelof van der Merwe
    16. Roger Telemachus
    17. Rolland Beaumont
    18. Ronald Draper
    19. Ronnie Grieveson
    20. Rory Kleinveldt
    21. Roy McLean
    22. Rudi Bryson
    23. Russell Endean
    24. Rusty Theron
    25. Ryan McLaren
  19. S
    1. Sandy Bell
    2. Savanna Cordes
    3. Scotch Taylor
    4. Shabnim Ismail
    5. Shafiek Abrahams
    6. Shandre Fritz
    7. Shaun Pollock
    8. Shunter Coen
    9. Sid O'Linn
    10. Sid Pegler
    11. Sidney Burke
    12. Simon Harmer
    13. Sivert Samuelson
    14. Stanley Snooke
    15. Steven Elworthy
    16. Steven Jack
    17. Steven Palframan
    18. Stiaan van Zyl
    19. Sune Luus
    20. Sunette Loubser
    21. Susan Benade
    22. 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. Trevor Goddard
    15. Trisha Chetty
    16. Tufty Mann
    17. Tuppy Owen-Smith
    18. Tyron Henderson
  21. V
    1. Vaughn van Jaarsveld
    2. Vernon Philander
    3. Victor Mpitsang
    4. Vincent Tancred
    5. Vivian Ian Smith
  22. W
    1. Wayne Parnell
    2. William Brann
    3. William Ling
    4. William Milton
    5. William Shalders
    6. 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
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