South Africa announce squad for T20 World Cup; Bavuma returns
Cricket South Africa (CSA), on Tuesday, announced a 15-member squad for the forthcoming ICC Men's T20 World Cup in Australia. Skipper Temba Bavuma returns to the mix after recovering from an elbow injury. Top-order batter Rassie van der Dussen failed to make the cut as he is currently nursing a finger injury. An in-form Rilee Rossouw has found a calling. Here's more.
South Africa' squad for the 2022 Men's T20 World Cup
South Africa's squad: Temba Bavuma (captain), Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs. Reserves: Bjorn Fortuin, Marco Jansen, and Andile Phehlukwayo.
SA to tour India with the same squad
SA will tour India for three T20Is and as many ODIs, starting September 28. CSA has opted for the same T20 squad for both the India tour and later, the T20 World Cup. And, 13 of 15 names from the T20I set-up have featured in the ODI squad. Top-order batter Janneman Malan and all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo replace Rossouw and Tristan Stubbs in the ODIs.
Bavuma makes a comeback
Bavuma, who suffered an elbow injury against India in June, is fit to lead his side for the global event. The right-hander had missed the T20I series against England, which the visitors won 2-1. Van der Dussen, who suffered a finger injury in the second Test against England, will undergo surgery. He will be out of action for at least six weeks.
SA could benefit from Stubbs, Rossouw
Rossouw, who returned to T20Is after six years, aced the proceedings in the England tour. The southpaw's scores read 4(4), 96*(55), and 31(18). Talented youngster Tristan Stubbs, pummelled a 28-ball 72 in his maiden T20I innings, giving a glimpse of his hard-hitting abilities.