South Africa national cricket team
The South African team at The Oval in August 2008.
|Test status granted||1889|
|First Test match||v England at Port Elizabeth, March 1889|
|Captain||Graeme Smith (Test)
AB de Villiers (ODI)
Faf du Plessis (Twenty20)
|Official ICC Test, ODI and T20I ranking||1st (Test)
5th (T20) 
– This year
|Last Test match||vs Pakistan in Dubai|
– This year
As of 27 October 2013
The South African national cricket team, nicknamed the Proteas, represent South Africa in international cricket. They are administrated by Cricket South Africa.
South Africa is a full member of the International Cricket Council, also known as ICC, with Test and One Day International, or ODI, status. As of 31 October 2013, the South African team has played 379 Test matches, winning 138 (36%), losing 127 (34%) and drawing 114 (30%) of its games.
As of 31 October 2013, the South African team has played 494 ODI Matches, winning 304 (61.5%), losing 171 (35%), drawing 6 (1.2%) and getting a "No Result" in 13 (2.6%) of its games.
On 28 August 2012 South Africa became the first team to be number 1 in all 3 formats of the game.
References[change | edit source]
- "Records | Test matches | Team records | Results summary". Stats.espncricinfo.com. http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/records/283877.html. Retrieved 2013-11-01.
- "Records | 2012 - South Africa | Records by calendar year". Stats.espncricinfo.com. http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/records/team/match_results.html?class=1;id=2012;team=3;type=year. Retrieved 2013-11-01.
- Cricinfo Test Team Records page retrieved on 11 November 2011
- Cricinfo ODI  retrieved 1 November 2013