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Faf du Plessis speaks at a press conference before a T20 training session


Faf du Plessis: in the skin of a lion

Alpha male, natural leader, Australia's nemesis - he has worn, and shed, many identities as one of South Africa's most charismatic players

Dane Vilas watches the clouds while Kyle Abbott and Simon Harmer look on


Life as a Kolpak

Race, privilege, political circumstances and opportunities are all intertwined in the decision of players to leave South Africa to play and earn money in the UK

Bait and switch hit: Kevin Pietersen goes lefty

High Fives

Let's try this another way

Five innovations that changed cricket forever, all because players approached things a little differently

Aiden Markram lets one go


Aiden makes his mark

Get to know the man who will challenge Kohli, Root, Smith and Williamson

Mitchell Johnson celebrates Faf du Plessis' wicket

I Was There

When Johnson blew South Africa's house down

It was the summer of 2014. Fresh off his monstering of England at home, the world's most feared fast bowler steamed in in Centurion

Lasith Malinga of Sri Lanka kisses the ball at the top of his mark

High Fives

I (make) believe in myself

Faeces, fowl and fibres feature in our pick of cricket superstitions