South Africa declared a team for ICC World Cup-19 with a bag of surprises. Accordingly, Cricket South Africa had to be cruel to find a perfect squad and Reeza Hendricks, Waiaan Mulder missed out.
Believing in the experiences and Domestic cricket
As South Africa picked Andile Phehlukwayo and Dwaine Pretorius as the two all-rounders in the squad. While putting their faith in the experience of an out-of-form Hashim Amla, who has scored just three half-centuries and a hundred since February 2018. Accompanying Hashim Amla in the batting department is Aiden Markram.
Whose exceptional form in the domestic one-day competition was enough for him to edge out Reeza Hendricks. Markram finished his 2019 List A season at the top of the batting charts with 542 runs in five innings at an average of 108.40, including three hundred and one fifty that actually impressed the selectors. South Africa declared a team for ICC World Cup-19 with a bag of surprises
On the bowling department, the pace attack will be led by Kagiso Rabada and Dale Steyn. While the injured Lungisani Ngidi, who hopes to recover soon. He has also included. Imran Tahir and Tabraiz Shamsi have picked as the two spinners. As JP Duminy is a part-time spin bowling to the attack as well. Quinton de Kock is the only wicket-keeping option named in the squad, with the likes of David Miller and Rassie van der Dussen expected to fill in as back-ups.
National selection Convener Linda Zondi Cricket South Africa
National selection Convener Linda Zondi Cricket South Africa is happy with his team, “We are very happy with the squad we have been able to put together and have every confidence in their ability to do our country proud at the World Cup.” Then added too, “The fact that we have managed to win our last five series in a row in this format against Zimbabwe, Australia, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka twice underlines the quality of the team that Faf will lead into the contest.”
Mr. Linda Zondi concludes with, “The final selection is also the result of a very rigorous search we have conducted, leaving no stone unturned, to make sure that we have made the best use of the options available to us.”
Let’s have a look on the South Africa World Cup-19 squad
Faf du Plessis, JP Duminy, David Miller. Dale Steyn, Andile Phehlukwayo, Imran Tahir, Kagiso Rabada, Dwaine Pretorius. Quinton de Kock, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen. Hashim Amla, Tabraiz Shamsi
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Therefore, South Africa declared a team for ICC World Cup-19 with a bag of surprises. As South Africa got another for the trophy, hope they will utilize it.