South Africa National Cricket Team

Full Name: South Africa National Cricket Team
Nick Name: Proteas
Founded: 1889
Ground: Melbourne Cricket Ground

Team Owner: Cricket South Africa

Captain: Quinton de Kock
Coach: Mark Boucher


Known as Proteas, South Africa national cricket team are the perennial underachievers in the ICC Tournaments. Despite being a heavily talented and all-round team, South Africa has struggled to get their run going in the tournament. They are also known as ‘Chokers’ because of their inability to win the big games in ICC tournaments.

South Africa was one of the initial countries to play cricket. South Africa played their first-ever test cricket against England in South Africa in the later stages of the 19th century. In order to gain the expertise, the South African team regularly played against the likes of England, Australia and New Zealand. However, they were put back in their progress because of their apartheid policy and they went back quite heavily.

The ban was eventually lifted in 1991 and faced teams like India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka for the first time. Also, South Africa is the unluckiest team when it comes to the Duckworth Lewis as they were robbed of the victories from the deserving games. South Africa even reached the top of all the formats but is yet to win an ICC tournament.


Board Member: Cricket South Africa is the head of the South Africa cricket operations and governs from amateur to professional cricket in South Africa. It was created initially as the United Cricket Board of South Africa back in 1991.

Cricket South Africa looks after domestic operations such as Sunfoil Series and Mzanzi Super League apart from conducting bilateral series.

– CSA President: Beresford William (acting)
– CSA CEO: Kugandrie Govender
– CSA Director: Graeme Smith


Team Captain: Current South African cricket captain is their wicketkeeper, Quinton de Kock. Quinton de Kock took the captaincy from Faf du Plessis after the latter decided to resign from captaincy to focus on his game.

During his tenure as captain, Quinton de Kock has won four games out of eight games across all the formats. During his time as captain, he has scored 305 runs at an average of 38.15 in eight games.


Team Coach: South Africa cricket has the same person as the coach and director. Thabiso Enoch Nkwe looks after the coaching and operations of the team. The former South African is ably supported by the former Indian Ranji cricket player, Amol Mazumdar as a batting coach. The bowling department is looked after by Vincent Alexander Barnes. The team which has produced the best fielders in international cricket has Justin Lee Ontong as their fielding coach.


Support Staff: Craig Govender has been a great addition to the South African National team support staff. Craig Govender has served South African cricket for seven years and is still going strong. The fitness development of the players is looked after by the likes of Gregory Allen King, former right handed South African batsman.


Team Jersey: The Proteas have worn multiple shades of green and yellow along with orange tinge in the limited-overs format. Currently, they have a green jersey with yellow patches on the sides. On the other hand, they have also worn the pink jersey in the past to promote awareness regarding breast cancer in South Africa.

Current South Africa Cricket Team

charl-langeveldtCharl LangeveldtSouth AfricaBowling Coach
mickey-arthurMickey ArthurSri LankaHead Coach
graeme-smithGraeme SmithSouth AfricaFormer Cricketer, Manager
mark-boucherMark BoucherSouth AfricaHead Coach
paul-harrisPaul HarrisSouth AfricaBowling Coach
jacques-kallisJacques KallisSouth AfricaBatting Coach
justin-ontongJustin OntongSouth AfricaFielding Coach
quinton-de-kockQuinton de KockSouth AfricaWicket keeper
temba-bavumaTemba BavumaSouth AfricaBatsman
rassie-van-der-dussenRassie van der DussenSouth AfricaBatsman
theunis-de-bruynTheunis de BruynSouth AfricaBatsman
henry-davidsHenry DavidsSouth AfricaBatsman
pieter-malanPieter MalanSouth AfricaBatsman
dean-elgarDean ElgarSouth AfricaBatsman
zubayr-hamzaZubayr HamzaSouth AfricaBatsman
reeza-hendricksReeza HendricksSouth AfricaBatsman
aiden-markramAiden MarkramSouth AfricaBatsman
david-millerDavid MillerSouth AfricaBatsman
janneman-malanJanneman MalanSouth AfricaBatsman
bjorn-fortuinBjorn FortuinSouth AfricaAll-rounder
jj-smutsJJ SmutsSouth AfricaAll-rounder
wiaan-mulderWiaan MulderSouth AfricaAll-rounder
senuran-muthusamySenuran MuthusamySouth AfricaAll-rounder
andile-phehlukwayoAndile PhehlukwayoSouth AfricaAll-rounder
dwaine-pretoriusDwaine PretoriusSouth AfricaAll-rounder
heinrich-klaasenHeinrich KlaasenSouth AfricaWicket keeper
kyle-verreynneKyle VerreynneSouth AfricaWicket keeper
sinethemba-qeshileSinethemba QeshileSouth AfricaWicket keeper
pite-van-biljonPite van BiljonSouth AfricaWicket keeper
matthew-arnoldMatthew ArnoldSouth AfricaRight-arm Fast
beuran-hendricksBeuran HendricksSouth AfricaLeft arm fast-medium
lungi-ngidiLungi NgidiSouth AfricaRight-arm Fast
dane-patersonDane PatersonSouth AfricaRight-arm fast-medium
lutho-sipamlaLutho SipamlaSouth AfricaRight-arm Fast
dale-steynDale SteynSouth AfricaRight-arm Fast
kagiso-rabadaKagiso RabadaSouth AfricaBowler
anrich-nortjeAnrich NortjeSouth AfricaRight-arm Fast
daryn-dupavillonDaryn DupavillonSouth AfricaRight-arm Fast
tabraiz-shamsiTabraiz ShamsiSouth AfricaLeft-arm Orthodox
keshav-maharajKeshav MaharajSouth AfricaLeft-arm Orthodox
george-lindeGeorge LindeSouth AfricaLeft-arm Orthodox

ICC Test Ranking 2020