- ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021
South African decision for opening pair would be interesting with De Kock as confirmed starter on one side and Amla or Aiden Markram on the other side. Rassie van der Dussen is also capable of opening the match but will most likely bat at No.4.
South Africa has announced their T20 world cup 2021 player list under the captaincy of Faf du Plessis. Their 15 man squad also includes Hashim Amla who was apparently not likely to be included. Apart from his inclusion remaining South African team were more or less confirmed for the big event. Amla has been a seasoned campaigner for South Africa having scored nearly 8000 runs in one-day international matches with an average of just under 50. Although he was not in great form during the last year of his career but his experience convinced the selectors. After his inclusion in the squad, there was no room for Reeza Hendricks who had established himself as a potential replacement by making a century in his debut match.
South African decision for opening pair would be interesting with De Kock as the confirmed starter on one side and Amla or Aiden Markram on the other side. Rassie van der Dussen is also capable of opening the match but will most likely bat at No.4.
Apart from Quinton de Kock, there is no other specialist wicket-keeper batsman as back-up therefore his fitness remains imperative during the event. Imran Tahir, a classy Pakistani leg spinner, will lead the spin department for the team whereas Tabraiz Shamsi will also be available if they need a backup. This would be a chance to himself as the replacement for departing Imran Tahir. Duminy who is the backbone of the middle order is also a part-time off-spinner.
Rassie van der Dussen who got a bright start in his ODI career is also included in the 2021 T20 Cricket World Cup South African squad. David Miller, the aggressive left-handed middle-order batsman, offers the necessary fire-power to the batting unit and he can also be utilized as a wicket-keeper if the need arises. Pretorius and Andile Phehlukwayo are also in the squad as all-rounders alongside Duminy.
Their pace attack is very lethal with Kagiso Rabada and Andile Phehlukwayo as likely starters. Dale Steyn, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, and Dwaine Pretorius will be competing to fill the remaining one or two pace bowling slots where the latter also have added numbers for his batting potential.
T20 World Cup 2021 South Africa Team 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