The South African cricket team is regarded as one of the strongest national cricket teams in the world of cricket. Named after South Africa’s national flower the King Protea, they are known as the Proteas since 1991, before that, in the era of apartheid, we knew them as the Springbok national cricket team. The king protea, so called because of its resemblance to a crown, is the largest of all proteas and is found in the Cape Floristic region. The flower appears on South African birth certificates and passports, as well as on the South African 5-Rand coin, and the Proteas, South Africa’s cricket team, also took its name from the genus. Cricket SA announces appointment of Proteas support staff Proteas / 16 November 2017, 1:14pm / Proteas coach Ottis Gibson and Cricket South Africa general manager Corrie van Zyl.

CAPE TOWN - Proteas all-rounder Vernon Philander will retire from all forms of international cricket at the end of the Test series against England in January 2020, the all-rounder announced on Monday. Dec 17, 2019 · South Africa v England Tests - Men's. Proteas name six uncapped players in Test squad. Mass changes mark the start of Mark Boucher's reign as head coach for Test series against England that begins ...