|Graeme Smith ( Captain )|
Graeme Craig Smith (born 1 February 1981 in Johannesburg) is a South African cricketer, and the current captain of the South African cricket team, having succeeded Shaun Pollock after the 2003 Cricket World Cup.
A tall, left-handed opening batsman, on the 2003 South African tour of England he made double centuries in consecutive Test matches: at Edgbaston, and 259 at Lord's. The 277 is the highest individual innings ever made for South Africa, and the 259 is the highest score ever made at Lord's by a foreign player.
Known for the success of his opening partnership with Herschelle Gibbs, South Africa's most prolific ever opening partnership, Smith has the distinction of having been part of all four of South Africa's opening partnerships of over 300 runs: in three of them he was partnered by Gibbs, and in 2008 Smith added 415 for the first wicket with Neil McKenzie against Bangladesh, a world record opening partnership....More
|Jacques Kallis ( Vice-Captain, Allrounder )|
Jacques Henry Kallis (born 16 October 1975 in Pinelands, Cape Town) is a South African cricketer. As an all-rounder he is a talented right-handed batsman and fast-medium swingbowler. He is the only Test cricketer in the history of the game to hold more than 10,000 runs and 250 wickets.(Sanath Jayasuriya has achieved that feat in ODIs but not Tests). Often criticised for his apparent unwillingness to dominate the opposition and score runs quickly, Kallis has demonstrated increasing willingness to attack with the bat in hand in recent years, and from October-December 2007 produced a remarkable streak of 5 centuries in 4 Test Matches. With 30 Test centuries, one more than Sir Donald Bradman, Kallis has established himself as one of the modern greats of the game. He was named Leading Cricketer in the World in the 2008 Wisden for his performances in 2007 in addition to being the ICC Test Player of the Year and ICC Player of the Year in 2005 (the latter jointly with Andrew Flintoff)....More
|Herschelle Gibbs ( Batsman )|
Herschelle Herman Gibbs (born 23 February 1974 in Cape Town) is a South African cricketer, more specifically a batsman.
Gibbs, who is a Cape Coloured, was schooled at St Joseph's Marist College and then Diocesan College in Rondebosch. At backward point, he is considered by some to be the next Jonty Rhodes in his ability to hit the stumps, with a report prepared by Cricinfo in late 2005 showing that since the 1999 Cricket World Cup, he had effected the eighth highest number of run-outs in ODI cricket of any fieldsman, with the tenth highest success rate.Gibbs is said to rarely practice in the nets before a match. It is said he prefers to play on instinct in this case.
Gibbs is remembered for dropping a comparatively simple catch off Australia's Steve Waugh during the 1999 World Cup. He became the first player to hit six sixes in one over in One Day International cricket, doing so against the Netherlands in the 2007 Cricket World Cup. On 8 June 2007 he got married in S...More
|Mark Boucher ( Batsman )|
Mark Verdon Boucher (born 3 December 1976 in East London, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa) is a South African cricketer. He was educated at Selborne College. He has represented Border, Africa XI, ICC World XI, Royal Challengers Bangalore of the Indian Premier League, and South Africa. He has been a regular feature of the South African side since the 1997/1998 tour to Australia.
Boucher is currently South Africa's first-choice wicketkeeper, and is widely regarded as one of, if not the, greatest wicketkeepers South Africa has ever had. He holds the record for the most dismissals in Test cricket. He got the record originally when he overtook the former Australian wicketkeeper Ian Healy in the first test of the Bank Alfalah Test Series versus Pakistan in Karachi on 3 October 2007 when he stumped Umar Gul off the bowling of Paul Harris. He then lost the record to Adam Gilchrist before regaining it when he caught Mushfiqur Rahim of Bangladesh in February 2008....More
|Albie Morkel ( All-rounder )|
Johannes Albertus Morkel (born 10 June 1981 in Vereeniging, Transvaal), usually referred to as just Albie Morkel, is a South African cricketer. He is an all-rounder who bowls right-arm-fast-medium and bats left-handed. He is famous for his six hitting abilities in Twenty20 cricket. Albie has a brother, Morne Morkel, who also plays international cricket for South Africa while his father played provincial cricket in South Africa.
His statistics on his international debut tour to New Zealand were not very impressive, as he got two wickets at the cost of 48 runs apiece, but he did get five wickets quite cheaply on Zimbabwe's tour of South Africa in the summer of runs an over. Nevertheless, Morkel was picked for the Africa squad to play Asia in the 2005 Afro-Asian Cup, but withdrew due to injury. He appeared however for Africa the following series, in 2007, and made history in the second game when he opened the bowling with his brother Morne, the first time two brothers have done...More
|AB de Villiers ( Batsman )|
Abraham Benjamin de Villiers (born 17 February 1984 in Pretoria) more commonly known by his initials AB plays cricket for South Africa and the Northern Titans. He also plays for the Delhi DareDevils in the Indian Premier League. De Villiers is a right-handed batsman, who, in a very short space of time, has accumulated many runs in Tests including centuries against England, India, the West Indies and Australia....More
|JP Duminy ( Batsman )|
Jean-Paul Duminy, often shortened to JP Duminy, (born 14 April 1984 in Cape Town) is a South African cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm off spin bowler. Duminy, who is a Cape Coloured, was raised in the Western Cape and currently plays domestic cricket for his home team, the Cape Cobras. Duminy is slated to play in the Indian Premier League in 2009 after the Mumbai Indians franchise acquired him for US$ 950,000....More
|Tyron Henderson ( All Rounder )|
Tyron Henderson (born August 1, 1974, Durban, Natal) is a South African cricketer. Henderson has represented South Africa in a Twenty20 International. An all-rounder, Henderson currently plays for Middlesex. He was purchased by the Rajasthan Royals for whopping $650,000 in the Indian Premier League Season 2 Auction....More
|Charl Langeveldt ( Bowler )|
Charl Kenneth Langeveldt (born on 17 December 1974 in Stellenbosch, South Africa) is a South African ODI and Test cricketer. He is one of three Cape Coloureds in the South African side, with the others being Herschelle Gibbs and Ashwell Prince.
Langeveldt is a right-arm fast-medium swing bowler. He made his Test debut in January 2005 against England at his home ground of Cape Town and took 5 for 46 in the first innings....More