ICC T20 World Cup 2021: South Africa – Squad, Team Matches & Ranking

Squad

The final squad that will represent South Africa in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021, consists of the following members – 

  • Temba Bavuma (c)
  • Keshav Maharaj
  • Quinton de Kock (wk)
  • Bjorn Fortuin
  • Reeza Hendricks
  • Heinrich Klaasen
  • Aiden Markram
  • David Miller
  • W Mulder
  • Lungi Ngidi
  • Anrich Nortje
  • Dwaine Pretorius
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Tabraiz Shamsi
  • Rassie van der Dussen 

The selection committee also came forward with their list of players who will be accompanying the squad as traveling reserves and it consists of the following names – 

  • George Linde
  • Andile Phehlukwayo 
  • Lizaad Williams.

Temba Bavuma as a captain is a great choice as he has proved in the past that he is a capable leader when he led his team against WI and Ireland and won the T20I series. It is evident that the player has shown outstanding form this year and one can only hope that he will continue to hold on to that mojo for the upcoming cricket event as well.

Next comes Heinrich Klaasen, who will be shouldering the responsibility of a backup keeper. 

In terms of batting prowess, the squad is graced by the presence of formidable batsmen such as –

  • Reeza Hendricks
  • David Miller
  • Rassie van der Dussen 
  • Aiden Markram

All four aforementioned batters have quite a few runs under their belts. It is also noteworthy that Markram has taken quite a few wickets!

When it comes to balancing the overall performance of the team, players like Dwaine Pretorius and Wiaan Mulder are notable mentions. 

In terms of bowling prowess, the South African squad has the renowned spin bowlers Tabraiz Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj. The latter is enjoying the glory of an amazing start to his T20I career.

Another formidable spin bowler who can help team South Africa in sticky situations is Bjorn Fortuin. He is known for his consistency and attacking prowess!

The quad also has frontline pacers in

  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Anrich Nortje and
  • Lungi Ngidi

Furthermore, the squad also has some notable names as reserves such as George Linde, Andile Phehlukwayo, and Lizaad Williams.

It is going to be an interesting game when team SA will be on the field – that is for sure!

Team Ranking

South Africa was successful in securing the third position in the first team of the Super 12s. They are sharing the group with other formidable squads such as England, Australia, and West Indies.

Match Schedule

South Africa will be playing against Australia on October 23rd and the match will begin at 3:30 PM IST. The second match that they will be playing is against West Indies, which will take place on October 26th. The match will begin at 3:30 PM IST. The third match will be against England and it is scheduled to take place on November 6th. The match will begin at 7:30 PM IST.

Reference Links:

  1.  https://www.crictracker.com/south-africa-squad-for-t20-world-cup-2021/
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