Faf du Plessis has been left out of South Africa’s 15-man T20 World Cup 2021 team, which was released by Cricket South Africa. Here is South Africa Squad For T20 World Cup.
The event will be held in the United Arab Emirates and Oman from October 17 to November 14, and the South African side will be headed by Temba Bavuma, who will be in charge of his first huge multi-tournament task since taking over as captain.
The seasoned leg-spinner, Imran Tahir and all-rounder Chris Morris, both of whom have been regular members in franchise-based short-format competitions, have been left out of the team. Tahir was with the Birmingham Phoenix, the runners-up in the maiden Men’s Hundred 2021, where he took 10 wickets in 9 matches at a strike rate of 24.50, and is presently the 4th-highest wicket-taker in the current CPL 2021, with 11 wickets in 8 matches for the Guyana Amazon Warriors.
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The most valuable purchase in IPL history, Morris last played for Rajasthan Royals during the First Leg of the Indian Premier League, when he took 14 wickets at an outstanding average of 16 in 7 games before the season was brought to a halt.
Plessis, Morris, and Tahir will all be with their particular IPL sides shortly, as the league’s 2nd leg begins before the T20 World Cup. With the exception of them, the team includes Tabraiz Shamsi, the World No.1 T20I spinner, seam-bowling all-rounder Andile Phelukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, whereas left-arm spinner George Linde and medium-pacer Lizaad Williams have been chosen as touring reserves. Well with the likes of Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, and Lungi Ngidi, the SA pace unit has an anticipated appearance.
However, all nations have until October 10 to select their World Cup squads, including South Africa. On October 23, the squad will face Australia in Abu Dhabi to begin their campaign.
South Africa Squad For T20 World Cup
Temba Bavuma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Radaba, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen
Reserves: George Linde, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lizaad Williams