South Africa

South Africa

South Africa announced their 15-man squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 in in England and Wales starting next month on Thursday. Amla’s selection has been the topic of hot debate. He has been a stalwart at the top of the order for the last decade, but his form in all formats has been called into question in the past year. Anrich Nortje has been ruled out of the tournament due to injury with Chris Morris coming in as replacement.

Hashim Amla’s experience helped him make the cut while Reeza Hendricks and Chris Morris missed out. Dale Steyn, who recently made a comeback into regular action for South Africa after resolving long-standing injury issues, has also been included in the squad. Rassie van der Dussen, who only made his debut for the side in January but averages 88.25 from his eight ODI innings, was chosen ahead of Reeza Hendricks, while Test opener Aiden Markram also gets the nod on the back of some excellent domestic form.

South Africa

Players Role
Faf du Plessis (C) Batsman
Aiden Markram Batsman / Wicket Keeper
Quinton de Kock Batsman / Wicket Keeper
Hashim Amla Batsman
Rassie van der Dussen Batsman
David Miller Batsman
Andile Phehlukwayo All Rounder
JP Duminy All Rounder
Dwaine Pretorius All Rounder
Dale Steyn Bowler
Kagiso Rabada Bowler
Lungi Ngidi Bowler
Chris Morris Bowler
Imran Tahir Bowler
Tabraiz Shamsi Bowler

Match 1
May 30 Thursday 3 p.m.
England vs South Africa
The Oval

Match 5
June 2 Sunday 3 p.m.
South Africa vs Bangladesh
The Oval

Match 8
June 5 Wednesday 3 p.m.
South Africa vs India

Match 15
June 10 Monday 3 p.m.
South Africa vs West Indies

Match 21
June 15 Saturday 6 p.m.
South Africa vs Afghanistan

Match 30
June 23 Sunday 3 p.m.
Pakistan vs South Africa

Match 35
June 28 Friday 3 p.m.
Sri Lanka vs South Africa

Match 45
July 6 Saturday 6 p.m.
Australia vs South Africa