ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: South Africa Announced Final Squad, Chris Morris Misses Out

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: South Africa Announced Final Squad, Chris Morris Misses Out

               ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 South Africa Squad: On Thursday, 18 May South Africa named their provisional ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 squad. There wasn’t a full host of amazement, but experienced campaigner Hashim Amla, who was apparently far from assured to make a spot, has been included, despite the fact that there’s no specialist back-up ‘keeper for the ever extraordinary Quinton de Kock. His capability remains vital from both a batting and wicket-keeping viewpoint.

Amla, 36, will be playing in his third World Cup regardless of a poor run of latest form. He was chosen ahead of opening batsman Reeza Hendricks, who played in 18 succeeding one-day internationals earlier being released for the country’s most recent match in contradiction of Sri Lanka in the month of March.

The 15-man squad was mainly as forecast by maximum experts, with Amla’s form the major talking point ahead of the declaration. Philander was chosen ahead of the in-form Kyle Abbott, who consequently signed a Kolpak agreement with English county Hampshire.

Selection convener Linda Zondi said, “We are very happy with the squad we have been able to put together and have every confidence in their ability to do our country proud at the World Cup.”

The point that we have achieved to gain our past five series in a row in this setup against Zimbabwe, Australia, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka two times underscores the excellence of the team that Faf (du Plessis) will lead into the competition.

He further said, “The final selection is also the result of a very rigorous search we have conducted, leaving no stone unturned, to make sure that we have made the best use of the options available to us. We feel that Faf’s team is well equipped to handle whatever conditions are presented to them, bearing in mind the weather extremes one can encounter in the British Isles.”

Fast bowler Anrich Nortje gained selection after an extraordinary debut series against Sri Lanka, with Chris Morris missing out in spite of exceptional form in the present Indian Premier League. Zondi said Nortje and companion fast bowler Lungi Ngidi were getting better from a wound and were anticipated to be suitable for a pre-tournament camp following month.

Du Plessis, Amla, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, and Dale Steyn is going to be playing in their third World Cup, however, Quinton de Kock, as well as David Miller, will be making their second arrival on one-day cricket’s major platform.

South Africa has managed to reach the semi-finals in four of their seven World Cup series but has lost six times in seven knock-out contests. Their only knock-out win was against Sri Lanka in the quarter-finals in the year 2015.

Here is the list of 15-man Squad of South Africa’s provisional World Cup 2019:

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 South Africa Team Squad-

South African squad: Faf du Plessis (capt), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wkt), JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Rassie van der Dussen.

This season, South Africans are going to be wearing a specially-designed World Cup shirt at the competition, generally in apple green along with darker green patterned sleeves.

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