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Graeme Craig Smith
Test Match Captain
GRAEME SMITH is both South Africa’s youngest captain and its most successful captain of all time. Throughout his career he has maintained a Test batting average around the 50 mark and an ODI average of 40 in spite of the...
Abraham Benjamin de Villiers
ODI Captain
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. In addition, it soon became evident...
Alviro Nathan Petersen
Alviro Petersen made his ODI debut as far back as 2006 against Zimbabwe and then had to wait another two years for another chance on the tour to Bangladesh in 2008. It looked as though he might never gain regular interna...
Christopher Henry Morris
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. His performances in the T20 Challenge were electric ...
Colin Alexander Ingram
Colin has become a regular member of the Proteas’ Castle Lager ODI squad in a remarkably short space of time, having made his debut against Zimbabwe as recently as October, 2010. It was a star-studded debut, too, as he b...
Dale Willem Steyn
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....
Dane James Vilas
Dane Vilas is a renowned big hitter to back up his wicketkeeping skills and he is yet another youngster who has used domestic form to gain international recognition.

He also took his first-class form to a new leve...
Dean Elgar
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 opening...
Farhaan Behardien
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 New Age Friendship Cup T20 match against India in 201...
Francois du Plessis
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...
Hashim Mahomed Amla
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 the former and No. 3 in the latter. He has scored 19 of...
Jacobus Andries Rudolph
JACQUES RUDOLPH had a brilliant Test match debut against Bangladesh at Chittagong in 2003 when he hit an unbeaten 222 for the second highest debut innings of all time. In the process he shared an unbroken stand of 429 fo...
Jacques Henry Kallis
Jacques Kallis is unquestionably the greatest South African cricketer of the modern era and probably the greatest of all time as well. It is not just his statistics that make this claim. He has scored more than 13 000 ru...
Jean-Paul Duminy
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...
Johannes Albertus Morkel
Albie Morkel is a fearsome and devastating big hitter with incredible bat speed that has often seen him compared with Lance Klusener – and with good reason. He has a strike rate of 100 in the ODI format and an incredible...
Juan Theron
Rusty Theron has come to light as a key contributor to the success of the Chevrolet Warriors in the past few seasons. His ability to bowl Yorkers and produce effective changes of pace has made him renowned as a death bow...
Justin Lee Ontong
Justin Ontong made both his Test and ODI debuts at the young age of 21 but it is only recently that he has established himself as a regular member of the limited overs squads. A return to Test cricket may also be just ar...
Lonwabo Lennox Tsotsobe
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 success, ta...
Marchant de Lange
Marchant de Lange made a stunning Test match debut when he stood in for the injured Vernon Philander in the 2011/12 series against Sri Lanka and returned innings figures of 7/81. These were the third best debut figures f...
Mohammad Imran Tahir
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 immediately chosen for the...
Morne Morkel
Morne Morkel is one of the tallest bowlers ever to represent South Africa and the combination of the bounce he is able to achieve, the skiddy away swing of Dale Steyn, both at high pace, and the medium-pace seam of Verno...
Richard Ernst Levi
Richard Levi earned his first call-up to the Proteas’ T20 squad for the home series against Australia following a phenomenal run of domestic form for the Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras where he actually became a dominant open...
Robin John Peterson
Robin Peterson’s first 8 Test match appearances were all in different series before he at long last became a first-choice for South Africa in 2012.

He made his debut against Bangladesh in 2003, taking 5 wickets, a...
Ryan McLaren
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 s...
Thamsanqa Lungile Tsolekile
Thami had a brief run as Test match wicketkeeper for the Proteas Castle Lager squad when he played three matches against India and England during the 2004/05 season on the only occasion that Mark Boucher was dropped.
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Vernon Darryl Philander
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. He was un...
Wayne Dillon Parnell
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. He was back two years later in Bangladesh as ...
Aaron Mpho Phangiso
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. He played a key r...
David Andrew Miller
David Miller forced his way into both South African limited overs squads for the tour to the West Indies in 2010 following outstanding form for South Africa A against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. He was subsequently unlucky...
David Wiese
David Wiese put his name into the ring for international selection with a stunning performance against the Sydney Sixers at the 2012 Champions League T20. He smashed an unbeaten 61 off 28 balls (6 fours and 4 sixes) agai...
Henry Davids
Henry Davids has been a consistent performer in the franchise limited overs competitions for a period of time but he has really come to the fore over the past season in the Momentum One-Day Cup competition in which he ha...
Kyle John Abbott
Kyle Abbott has recently been rewarded for an outstanding season both in the Sunfoil Series in which he was the leading wicket-taker with 49 dismissals and in the Momentum One-Day Cup with selection for both the Castle L...
Quinton de Kock
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. He has been the stand-out batsman for the South Africa under-19 side for the past couple...
Rory Keith Kleinveldt
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, first in the T20 version where he played at the 20...
 
 
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