List of Probable Players to be part of the South Africa Squad: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
One of the strongest teams in the tournament is undoubtedly South African cricket team. They have been re building their team in the last 2 years after the departure of their star players like AB de Villiers. But recently they have been doing well in the international series and have been winning against strong oppositions. Their WC squad consists of:
- Faf du Plessis (c)
- Quinton de Kock (w)
- Hashim Amla
- Reeza Hendricks
- Imran Tahir
- Dale Steyn
- David Miller
- Andile Phehlukwayo
- Dwaine Pretorius
- Kagiso Rabada
- Tabraiz Shamsi
- Rassie van der Dussen
- Aiden Markram
- Lungi Ngidi
- Heinrich Klaasen
They have a solid top order batting line up consisting of de Kock, Amla and Hendricks. Hendricks has been performing well at the top order while de Kock and Amla are two big guns for SA team. Amla is a sensational batsman and has scored tons of runs for his team and while de Kock supplies them a blistering start from the start. Middle order contains Faf and Miller and they both have been playing for a while now, they also have a lot of score and experience under their belt. Rassie van der Dussen is a new addition in the lineup, he has performed really well in his first two ODI international series, has good composure and temperament.
Number seven is suited for an all-rounder and Phehlukwayo seems to be the first choice because he is very talented with the ball and with the bat as well. Their bowling line up heavily depends upon the experience of Dale Steyn and Imran Tahir. Apart from that, the express pace of Rabada can rattle the stumps of the opposition batsmen well. Phehlukwayo comes in the middle overs and contains the batting side. All-rounders have to chip in and complete their quota as well in SA bowling quota.
South Africa’s matches against all teams in ICC World Cup 2019
- England vs South Africa, Match 1, Thursday 30 May
- South Africa vs Bangladesh, Match 5, Sunday 2 June
- South Africa vs India, Match 8, Wednesday 5 June
- South Africa vs West Indies, Match 15, Monday 10 June
- South Africa vs Afghanistan, Match 21, Saturday 15 June
- New Zealand vs South Africa, Match 25, Wednesday 19 June
- Pakistan vs South Africa, Match 30, Sunday 23 June
- Sri Lanka vs South Africa, Match 35, Friday 28 June
- Australia vs South Africa, Match 45, Saturday 6 July
Apart from their batting and bowling expertise SA are an excellent fielding side. They make run outs and save crucial runs in the field for their team. SA has never won a world cup although they have had very strong squads in the past as well. They have to overcome all hurdles and win the ICC WC 2019 this time around by displaying a good and better brand of cricket on the international circuit. They have worked really hard and have been producing results, just recently they defeated Pakistan and Australia in the ODI series.
They showed professionalism and held their nerves in nerve-wracking situations to come out on top at the end. South Africa has also been called chokers in the world events because they perform really well in the bilateral series but whenever it comes to the world events they don’t show their full potential and choke right in the knock out stages of the tournament, let’s hope that this time around they can work on this aspect of their game so that they can display their true potential in the ICC world events as well.