South Africa

South African National Cricket Team

TV Schedules and Online Streams

Date/Time Match/Program Channels Live
Sun Jul 5
07:00 GMT
13:00 local
Bangladesh vs South Africa
ODI, South Africa Tour Of Bangladesh, 2015 (1st T20 )
SuperSport 2, SuperSport 2 Africa, SuperSport CSN Live 

South Africa Fixtures and Results

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Jul 5, 2015 7:00am Bangladesh vs South Africa ODI
Jul 7, 2015 7:00am Bangladesh vs South Africa ODI

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  • New-look South Africa begin next adventure - ESPNcricinfo.com
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  • Live Cricket Score, BCB XI vs South Africans, T20 Tour Match at Fatullah ... - Cricket Country (blog)
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">Cricket Country (blog)Live Cricket Score, BCB XI vs South Africans, T20 Tour Match at Fatullah ...
  • Du Plessis credits IPL for SA's subcontinent success - ESPNcricinfo.com
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">ESPNcricinfo.comDu Plessis credits IPL for SA's subcontinent successESPNcricinfo.comSo that's why Indian players should play in the Big Bash and other Cricket leagues in NZ and SA to get better at playing on pitches with bounce and movement. ... You're not gonna consistently win subcontinent games bowling as short as we do. I'm ...
  • Bangladesh to host South Africa after ODI series victories over Pakistan and India - The National
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">The NationalBangladesh to host South Africa after ODI series victories over Pakistan and IndiaThe National... we hope to maintain our form against South Africa.” Bangladesh have won 93 of 306 ODIs, lost 209 with four no-results, but the winning rate is likely to improve considerably in the short format of the game. Their record in Test cricket, once a ...
  • Bangladesh U-19 off to SA for seven-match series - ESPNcricinfo.com
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">ESPNcricinfo.comBangladesh U-19 off to SA for seven-match seriesESPNcricinfo.comThe Bangladesh Under-19 side will leave Dhaka early on Sunday morning for Durban to play in a seven-match Youth ODI series against South Africa from July 5. In April this year, Bangladesh ... The visitors will first play a practice match at the ...
  • South Africa's second-wave attack ready for opportunity - ESPNcricinfo.com
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">ESPNcricinfo.comSouth Africa's second-wave attack ready for opportunityESPNcricinfo.comHe has worked hard on variations, change of pace and reading the game situation. ... "They can both play T20 cricket for South Africa as allrounders at No.7 and No.8 because David probably offers a bit more with the bat and Morris a bit more with the ...
  • Gazi recalled for South Africa T20s - ESPNcricinfo.com
    acing="7" style="vertical-align:top;">ESPNcricinfo.comGazi recalled for South Africa T20sESPNcricinfo.comBD bowlers should work with SA batsman weakness, each bowler should have a duty for tapping a SA top order, if plan says that a specialist off spinner or leg spinner will be handy then they should go with that, but must remember in T20 format is not ...
  • Why SA cricketers won't snub England's county call - Rand Daily Mail
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  • De Villiers likely to bat higher for SA - ESPNcricinfo.com
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South Africa ICC World Cup 2011 Profile

The South African cricket team at The Oval in 2008
The South African cricket team at The Oval in 2008

Strength

South Africa’s pace bowling department has been their biggest strength and that will be the one aspect that will test the other sides’ batting. In fact, given the current suspensions to Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif of Pakistan, it would only be fair to say that in Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Lonwobo Tsotsobe and Wayne Parnell are the best in the world. It will be their best aspect and how they turn out in the World Cup could go a long way in deciding how far the side goes.

 

Weakness

Overall, the side looks good in all departments of the game, batting, pace bowling and spinners. However, injuries have followed the side around a bit and that could take the sheen off their performances. Jacques Kallis, Graeme Smith, Steyn, Parnell and some of the others have had the worst of times because of fitness woes and that will be a cause for concern for some of them.

Opportunity

South Africa has had a good run in recent times and their team seems to be gelling well ever since the clean-up exercise of late-2009. Fortunately for them, the side has also played well in the sub-continental conditions, once considered a bane for them as they would struggle against the spin threat. For now, their players have had a good opportunity to be a part of the IPL and the Champions League and have sharpened their skills on Indian tracks – this should allow them a good opportunity to win it.

Threat

When one uses the words South Africa and World Cup in the same line, there is a presence of a third word that is usually there – chokers. South Africa’s ability to lose from situations not too many have heard of is a legend in the World Cups and that shows in their records – since their return to international sports in 1991, they have yet to win a World Cup tournament. In fact, they haven’t even entered the final of any. If the side can overcome this threat, they may be in with a good chance to go all the way.

Previous Record

As aforementioned, South Africa have yet to enter the final of a World Cup after having played in five editions of the tournament. In 1992, they got to the semi-finals where a rather silly rain rule threw them off, in 1996, they won all their games to get to the quarter-finals where a resurgent West Indian side beat them in one game and they were shown the door. In 1999, the side was expected to go all the way when they tied a heart-breaking game against Australia and were knocked out while in 2003, they failed to read the rules right. Australia were a far superior side in the 2007 World Cup in the semi-finals.

Expected Captain

Graeme Smith should lead the team.

Players to look out for

Apart from Steyn, the batsman to watch out for will be Hashim Amla. Amla has been in the form of his life and his rather cool demeanour provides the side a very good foundation at the top of the innings.