The Cricket world cup 2019 is going to start from May 30 in England and Wales. South Africa have announced their 15-member squad for the World Cup 2019.
Fuf Du Plessis will lead the South Africa cricket team in the showpiece event.
South Africa will clash in their first World Cup battle against England on May 30 at Oval.
Hashim Amla and Aiden Markram are the leading batsmen, and both made in the Cricket World Cup squad; South Africa has all the faith in Hashim Amla.
Although South Africa had an excellent back to back win series against Pakistan and Sri Lanka at home and the winning’s rhythm is charged, but their opening pair are still struggling to give a decent startup.
Quinton de Kock is in brilliant form and guaranteed to come at the top of the order with Hashim Amla or Aiden Markram.
Hashim Amla was struggling to put some runs on board in recent tours while Aiden Markram showed promises but was very inconsistent.
This CWC 2019 likely to be the last world cup for captain Faf Du Plessis, the Veterans Hashim Amla, and Dale Steyn. Imran Tahir and JP Duminy already revealed the ODI’s retirment after the world cup.
The most shocking exclusion in the squad was all-rounder Chris Morris and Reeza Hendricks.
Reez Hendricks had an excellent performance late January with an average 50 in ODI’s, but he was not picked in the squad. Instead, Dwaine Pretorius and Andile Phehlukwayo were selected as an all-rounder in the World Cup squad.
South Africa always have an abundance of pacers, yet again they have almost six pacers in the 15-member squad.
Read more: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Schedule
Andile Phehlukwayo and Kagiso Rabada have been regularly bowling for a long and also in the form, seems guaranteed pacers in the XI squad.
Other Pacer speedsters are Anrich Nortje, Dale Steyn, Dwaine Pretorius, and Lungi Ngidi but to choose a balanced and stable team; South Africa must go with only two pacers in the CWC matches.
The key player, Imran Tahir in the squad, has been the most successful and consistent bowler in recent years.
Since 2015 World Cup Imran Tahir dismissed 91 players, he will be the match turning player. South Africa will also need another frontline spinner in the matches.
South Africa World Cup 2019 Squad Update (May 07, 2019)
South Africa has faced the first setback ahead of the World Cup 2019. The pacer Anrich Nortje is out of the ICC World Cup 2019 due to a broken right thumb. Nortje was also unable to join the IPL due to the injury problems
The bowler all-rounder Chris Morris will replace the injured pacer. Chris Morris last appearance in One day International was in February 2018
South Africa has always face bad lucks in World Cups , sometimes on the field and sometimes out of the field.
South Africa world cup squad overview:South Africa has five leading batsman:
- Faf du Plessis
- David Miller
- Aiden Markram
- Hashim Amla
- Rassie van der Dussen
- Kagiso Rabada
- Lungi Ngidi
- Imran Tahir
Anrich NortjeChris Morris
- Dale Steyn
- Tabraiz Shamsi
- Jean-Paul Duminy
- Andile Phehlukwayo
- Dwaine Pretorius
- Quinton de Kock