On Thursday, 9 September, South Africa's lineup for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 was declared, and a number of experienced and skilled players were left out. The selection committee for South Africa playing team has picked a blend of experienced and young talents. The selection criteria were heavily weighted in favor of individuals who had excelled in the prior series.
The captain Temba Bavuma is expected to make a full recovery in time to lead South Africa in the World Cup. Bavuma underwent an operation to repair a fracture in his thumb and is recovering well. A four-week recuperation time has been prescribed for him, and he should be back on his feet by mid-October, according to his physiotherapist.
T20 World Cup 2021 will see South Africa's batting unit boosted by the talents of Quinton De Cock, Reeza Hendricks, and David Miller. It's no secret that South Africa has the best speed bowling attack in the world. They have a trio of dominant bowlers in Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, and Lungiso Ngidi. George Linde, Andile Phehlukwayo, and Lizard Williams are kept under the reserved category.
Justin Sammons and JP Duminy will play the role of specialized consultants for the team in the tournament. Justin has already served the team as a consultant during the Sri Lanka tour so he has already developed a strong connection with the players. On the other hand, JP Duminy’s records tell everything about him that he is perfect for the T20. He has always been best with the bat, ball, and even field.
South Africa T20 World Cup 2021 Squad
- Temba Bavuma (C)
- Quinton De Cock
- Bjorn Forttuin
- Reeza Hendricks
- Heinrick Klassen
- Keshav Maharaj
- Aiden Markaram
- David Miller
- Wiaan Mulder
- Lungi Ngidi
- Anrich Nortje
- Dwaine Pretorious
- Kagiso Rabada
- Tabraiz Shamsi
- Rassie Van Det Dussen.
In spite of Faf du Plessis’s availability for international white-ball cricket, he has been left out of South Africa's T20 World Cup team. After retiring from Test cricket in February of this year, the 37-year-old former skipper has set his sights on the forthcoming global event as one of his main ambitions. After playing for South Africa in December last year, he hasn't been in any subsequent matches. So, he's been left out of their latest teams as well.
Another player, Imran Tahir who resigned from ODI cricket after the 2019 World Cup but remained eligible for T20I matches, did not find a place in the World Cup squad. Chris Morris is also out of the running. Two years have passed since he last played for South Africa.
S.A. may be one of the finest T20 sides but it is not the only one. Despite this, Proteas are still seeking their first ICC T20 World Cup title victory because this team has never won the T20 Cricket Champions Trophy. They finished 4th in 2014, which was their highest performance to date for this team.
Other Teams in T20 World Cup 2021