AB De Villiers gave an early indication of his versatility in his debut season against England in 2004/05 when he opened the batting, was used in the middle-order and also kept wicket.
JP Duminy was identified as a star for the future at a young age and it came as no surprise when he made his Test debut against Australia in 2008 with a stunning contribution to an historic series win. Called up as a rep...
Faf du Plessis forced his way into the Proteas’ ODI line-up during the 2010/11 season through share weight of runs when he hit 3 centuries and made more than 500 runs in the domestic 40 overs competition. He carried this...
Ryan McLaren’s debut for the Proteas was delayed for at least a year by his county commitments to Kent and, in fact, he might have made his debut even earlier after taking 50 domestic first-class wickets in the 2006-07 season.
Hashim Amla has made a meteoric rise up the batting rankings in both Test match and ODI cricket over the course of the past 5 years and is currently ranked No. 4 in both categories.
Wayne Parnell was singled out as a player for higher honours at a young age when he was selected to represent South Africa at the ICC under-19 World Cup in Sri Lanka in 2006.
Dale Steyn has maintained the Proteas’ tradition of producing some of the world’s great fast bowlers and has succeeded the likes of Allan Donald, Shaun Pollock and Makhaya Ntini as the leader of the South African attack.
Dean Elgar had already been identified as a future Protea from the time he led South Africa to the ICC under-19 World Championship in 2006. Since then he has been a consistent performer in franchise cricket as an...
Vernon Philander made his Proteas’ debut in the ODI series against Ireland and India in 2007, taking 4/12 on debut and followed this by being selected for the inaugural ICC World Twenty20, held in South Africa.
Rory has followed in the footsteps of his Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras colleague, Vernon Philander, in using impressive domestic form to earn a place in the Proteas squads,
Morne Morkel is one of the tallest bowlers ever to represent South Africa and the combination of the bounce he is able to achieve and the skiddy away swing of Dale Steyn, both at high pace, gives the Proteas one...
Aaron Phangiso produced a stunning display for the bizhub Highveld Lions to emerge as the top spin bowler, both as wicket taker and economical performer, in the 2012 edition of the Champions League T20.
Quinton de Kock has achieved more things in his cricket life by the age of 20 than a lot of cricketers achieve in an entire career.
Imran has had to wait a long time to represent his adopted country but, once the time came, his desire knew no limits. After qualifying as a naturalised South African on January 1, 2011, he was...
After a couple of consistent seasons for the Chevrolet Warriors at franchise level Lopsy Tsotsobe made his international debut in both T20 and ODI cricket in the series in Australia in 2009 and was an instant
David Miller forced his way into both South African limited overs squads for the tour to the West Indies in 2010 ….
Farhaan Behardien has been an outstanding performer in domestic limited overs cricket for a number of seasons and the only surprise about his call-up for the one-off ….
Chris Morris had a spectacular domestic season in 2011/12 in which he went from being an unsung franchise cricketer to a genuine contender for international selection.
Kagiso first came to light as a key weapon in South Africa’s successful campaign to win the ICC under-19 World Cup in 2014 ….
Kyle Abbott was rewarded for an outstanding 2012-13 season both in the Sunfoil Series in which he was the leading wicket-taker with 49 dismissals and in the Momentum ....
Rilee Rossouw first came to light as a schoolboy, playing for SA Schools in 2007 and being selected for the 2008 ICC under-19 World Cup.