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The South African national cricket team, nicknamed the Proteas , represents South Africa in international cricket. It is administered by Cricket South Africa. South Africa is a full member of the International Cricket Council with Test and One Day International status.

South Africa
Southafrica cricket logo.svg
South Africa cricket crest
Test status acquired 1889
Test Captain Faf du Plessis
ODI Captain AB de Villiers
T20I Captain Faf du Plessis
Coach Russell Domingo
ICC Rankings Current Best-ever
Test
ODI
T20I
5th
2nd
3rd
1st
1st
1st
Test Matches
First Test
Tests Played Won/Lost
Total 405 148/135
(122 draws)
This year 8 4/2 (2 draw)
Last Test
One-Day Internationals
First ODI
ODIs Played Won/Lost
Total 564 348/194
(6 ties, 16 no result)
This year 17 11/5
(0 ties, 1 no result)
Last ODI
World Cup Appearances 6 (first in 1992)
Best result Semi-final
T20 Internationals
First T20I
T20Is Played Won/Lost
Total 91 54/36
(0 ties, 1 no result)
This year 9 5/4
Last T20I
World Twenty20 Appearances 6 (first in 2007)
Best result Semi-final
As of 27 November 2016

The South African national cricket team, nicknamed the Proteas (after South Africa's national flower, the king protea), represents South Africa in international cricket. It is administered by Cricket South Africa. South Africa is a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) with Test and One Day International (ODI) status.

As of 27 November 2016, South Africa has played 405 Test matches, winning 148 and losing 135. The team has played 564 ODIs, winning 348, losing 194 and tying six, with 16 no-results. Finally, it has played 91 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), winning 54 and losing 36, with one no-result.

On 20 August 2012, South Africa became the top ranked team in test cricket for the first time. 8 days later, on 28 August 2012, it became the first team to top the rankings in all three formats of the game.

South Africa is currently ranked fifth in Tests, second in ODIs and third in T20Is by the ICC.