Despite being ruthless and having a first team combination, South Africa has never won a single ICC event ever in their cricket history. Though they came late in the count after a ban of 25 years, they appeared in 1992 world cup for the first time and showed their class in all departments. They are famously called as “CHOKERS” and rightly so as they have never advanced into the finals and most recently were defeated by New Zealand in the semifinals of 2015. But South African team and players are ready to go and have a crack at WC19 as they are among the favorites to win along with England, India, and unpredictable Pakistan.
South Africa Team Players Biography
Faf du Plessis
The right-handed batsman and current Skipper of South African team are Faf du Plessis, a right-handed batsman made his debut in 2011 in cape town, and till now, he has scored ten centuries with an average of 45.12 and will be an impact player in the South African team and players.
Quinton de Kock
Young Gun, keeper batsman of South Africa, Quinton de Kock is well groomed left-handed batsman and can hit the ball hard and far and can be a significant threat in WC19 event for opponents. He has scored 17 centuries at such a young age.
South Africa team and players are always lucky to have good seam bowlers, and they produced a ruthless steaming fast right arm fast bowler, KagisoRabada. In his 57 matches, he has taken 93 wickets, and he will be the leading strike bowler for SA along with Dale Steyn in WC19 event.
Dale Styen, also called as Steyn Gun is one of the world’s most threatening fast bowler and he is fit to play WC19. Styen made his debut in 2005, and since then he had taken 192 wickets in 121 matches with SR of just over 31.
Hashim Amla is a highly respected Muslim player in SA squad. He made his debut in 2008 and continued hard work, and now he is one of the most classic players in the current era. HashimAmla has scored 7696 runs in 169 ODIs with an average of just under 50.
Keshav Maharaj is the left-arm spin bowler, who made his debut in 2017 against England. Though he has played just four matches to pick only four wickets, he will be handy to tackle in WC19 event.
Left-handed middle-order batsman JP Duminy made his debut in 2004 against SL. In 192 matches, he has scored 5016 runs picked up 67 wickets with his right arm spin bowling. Duminy is among top squad in WC19 which is good news for South Africa.
Pakistani overseas Imran Tahir is one of the most excellent wrist spin bowlers among all WC19 players. He made his debut in 2011, and till now he has picked 151 wickets in 91 matches.
David Miller made his debut in 2010. The left-handed batsman is one of the best hard hitters in current WC19 event and eyes will be on him as he snatches victory from the mouth of the opponents.
Ngidi recently made his debut in 2018. This 22-year-old right arm fast young gun can thrash opponents’ batting line with his pace and swing. So far he has grabbed 26 wickets in 12 ODIs.
Tabraiz Shamsi is a new inclusion in the team. So far he has played 11 ODIs, but he is the classic left-arm spin bowler who can slow the things for opponents and very difficult to catch his change of pace. He will be the front line spinner for South Africa in WC19.