South Africa World Cup Squad 2019: On Thursday, 18 April South Africa announced their 15-man world cup 2019 squad after Sri Lanka announced their squad for ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019. Selectors have shown confidence in the Hashim Amla and picked him for the world cup squad.
Hashim Amla has been picked over Reeza Hendricks. Amla is the quickest to reach 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000, 7000 one-day international runs. However, he has been struggling with his form in the past few months but the selectors must have decided to go with his experience over Hendricks. Amla averaged just below 50 runs in his ODI career.
Reeza Hendricks started his ODI career with a hundred on debut but has struggled after that century. He averaged just above 26 in 18 ODIs. Faf Du Plessis will lead the team in the world cup.
Selectors has picked all of the pace bowlers in the race including Kagiso Rabada, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lungi Ngidi, Dale Steyn, Anrich Nortje and Dwaine Pretorius. It would be interesting to see who makes it into the playing 11.
Along with Amla, South Africa has two more openers in their squad including Quinton de Kock and Aiden Markram. De Kock has been in astonishing form at the top of the order. He was in good form against their latest series against Sri Lanka.
JP Duminy, who is recovering from the shoulder injury has also been picked in the squad. He could be useful for the team with the ball in his hand as well. Imran Tahir will head the spin bowling department of the team, along with Tabraiz Shamsi.
South Africa World Cup Squad 2019
South Africa world cup squad: Faf du Plessis (c), Aiden Markram, Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, JP Duminy, Dwaine Pretorius, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi