T20 World Cup 2021 South Africa Squad

The World T20 is the event in which South Africa will look to end their ICC trophy drought. South Africa hasn’t won a single ICC title yet. Faf could have been the most experienced player in this T20 World Cup 2021 South Africa Squad.

Even though The Proteas is a good team, they choke in the main stages of the tournaments, which hasn’t allowed them to develop an International Cricket Council trophy till now.

The T20 world cup 2021 will be played in the United Arab Emirates, where the second half of the Indian Premier League 2021 season is played now. The South African team players like De Kock, Morris, Rabada, Norje, Miller are in their respective teams of that cash-rich league tournament, which is helping them know the conditions of the United Arab Emirates before the ICC mega event starts on 12th October 2021.

No experience players in T20 World Cup 2021 South Africa Squad

For this marquee event in the United Arab Emirates, South Africa has not picked experienced players like Faf Du Plessis. He has been in the mainstream of things in the team of Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League, yet, surprisingly, he has not been included in the T20 World Cup South Africa squad.

Chris Morris is another name that goes missing in the T20 World Cup 2021 South Africa Squad. Morris is a fast-bowling all-rounder for the Proteas. Chris Morris was the most expensive player in the history of the Indian Premier League. He was brought for 16.25 crores by the RR – Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2021 auctions. But the South African cricket board does not fit him in their T20 World Cup 2021 South Africa squad this year. Morris’s performance for Rajasthan Royals, too, may have to do something. He hasn’t been that quality batsman and bowler for the double Rs in this season. That may also be why Morris misses out on the T20 World Cup 2021 South Africa squad this year.

The last name which goes missing from the T20 World Cup 2021 South Africa squad is Imran Tahir. The South Africa legendary spin bowler and Faf Du Plessis had announced their retirement from the One Day International and Test format to play and concentrate on the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021 in the United Arab Emirates. Imran Tahir has been superb for South Africa in the T20s. He is also the main player for CSK – Chennai Super Kings. However, he hasn’t played many games since the last edition. But Tahir is the one player any team would love to have in their T20 World Cup 2021 Squad. Tahir would be made an impact on the slow tracks of the Sharjah. CSK can still play him on those tracks to see how effective he is on those types of wickets. Tahir not featuring in the CSK squad for many matches might have been why he is not in the T20 World Cup 2021 South Africa Squad.

Three specialist spin bowlers in the T20 World Cup 2021 South Africa Squad

 The selectors had kept the slow and dry surfaces of the United Arab Emirates in mind before they kept the T20 World Cup 2021 South Africa squad. South Africa has picked up three specialist spin bowlers for this tournament. Keshav Maharaj, who captained the South African side, retains his place in the T20 World Cup 2021 South Africa squad, and South Africa won the T20I series in Sri Lanka under the captaincy of Keshav Maharaj. South Africa, the visitor’s team, lost the ODI series. But won the T20 International series by a margin of 2-1.

Tabriz Shamsi is another specialist spin bowler in the T20 World Cup South Africa 2021 squad. He will be the second spinner of the team. with the pitches of the UAE turning and slowing down, and many teams have not seen Shamsi in the IPL, Tarbaiz could prove handy for the South Africans in this ICC event.

Bjorn Fortuin is the third specialist spin bowler in the T20 World Cup South Africa squad. Just like Shamsi, many teams have seen or known much about Fortuin. So the inexperience of the two spin bowlers might prove a blessing in disguise for the South Africans in the T20 World Cup 2021 tournament.

Bavuma is back as the captain in the T20 World Cup 2021 South Africa Squad

Temba Bavuma will be back as a leader in the T20 World Cup 2021 South Africa squad after being injured in the shortest format series against Sri Lanka. Bavuma will have to hold the batting and the inexperienced team. The batting only has few positives, while the fast bowling of Ngidi, Rabada, and Nortje looks the only positive in the T20 World Cup 2021 South Africa squad.

Some Negatives from the T20 World Cup 2021 South Africa Squad

David Miller is the only experienced player who can hold the middle order together, and that’s where South Africa will miss the experience of Faf Du Plessis. Faf would have been an ideal middle-order player in the T20 World Cup 2021 South Africa squad.

The Proteas have covered the spin department with three specialist spin bowlers. But they will miss someone like Imran Tahir, the best spinner for South Africa in this shortest format. The fast bowling department has only three of the best current fast bowlers globally, and no one is as experienced as these three fast bowlers who play for the IPL teams like DC – Delhi Capitals and CSK – Chennai Super Kings

Quinton will open with Adyen Markam. But De Kock has not been in smoothing form right now. De Kock has failed to convert his good starts in the second half of the IPL 2021 season in the United Arab Emirates right now. At the same time, Adyen Markram lacks the T20 experience. Markram has some played the T20 Blasts. But that is not enough because he will take time to adjust to the slow and dry pitches of the UAE and could be a problem for South Africa. With Temba Bavuma at number three and Miller will take up the finishing role, South Africa will also miss the all-around services of Chris Morris, who can assist Miller in finishing the innings with his batting expertise.

The inclusion of Chris Morris would have also solved the depth over bowling issues of the T20 World Cup South Africa squad, and Morris would have been an ideal partner to bowl with the new ball and in the last final overs. Nigodi, Rabada, and Nortje would have been under less pressure in this tournament if South Africa had Chris Morris in their T20 World Cup South Africa squad.

Here is the T20 World Cup South Africa Squad

Heinrich Klaasen, Tabraiz Shamsi, Adien Markram, Lungi Ngidi, Quinton De Kock, Dwaine Pretorius, Temba Bavuma – Captain, Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, W Moulder, Kagiso Rabada, Rassie van der Dussen.

The three Reserve Players are – George Linde, Lizzard Willaims, and Andile Phehlukwayo.

The Schedule of T20 World Cup 2021 for South Africa –

  • South Africa Vs Australia – Saturday23rd October 2021 in Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
  • South Africa Vs West Indies – Tuesday 26th October 2021 in Dubai International Stadium.
  • South Africa Vs 1st qualifier –Tuesday, 2nd November 2021 at Sharjah International Stadium.

FAQ

When will South Africa play their first match of the T20 World Cup in UAE?

South Africa will play their first match of the World T20 on Saturday, 23rd October 2021.

Against whom South Africa will play their first match?

It will be a match-up contest between South Africa Vs Australia in Abu Dhabi.

Against whom South Africa will play their first match?

According to the Indian Standard Time IST, all the matches in the afternoon will start at 3.30 PM IST, and night games will begin at 7.30 PM IST.

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