South Africa have played quality T20I cricket this year, and they will look to do the same in the mega event. Temba Bavuma would be leading the side but his recent form is vulnerable and he hardly scored in recently concluded series against India. South Africa T20 World Cup squad include some great T20 experts and they can turn the table on a given day.
Analysis of South Africa T20 World Cup Squad 2022
South African Batters
South Africa’s top order comprises of Quinton De Kock, Reeza Hendricks and Temba Bavuma. Quinton De Kock likes to face pace bowling and on the tracks of Australia; De Kock could be very dangerous. Bavuma however has had problems in T20I cricket so far in his career. Reeza Hendricks is a 2nd choice top order batter who is in the side as a backup opener.
The Middle Order of South Africa has some serious firepower. Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klassen, David Miller, Rilee Rossouw and Tristan Stubbs. It will be tough for South Africa to adjust all of them in the same lineup. Miller and Rossouw have scored T20I hundreds this year, while Stubbs, Klassen and Markram have all been in tremendous form. South Africa’s middle order is one of the strongest in this tournament.
South African Bowlers
Tabraiz Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj are the two quality spinners. Both of them have wicket-taking ability, while Maharaj is slightly better with the economy. Markaram can also bowl handy spin especially in T20I cricket.
With Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell and Lungi Ngidi, South Africa’s pace attack is as dangerous as it could be. Rabada, Nortje and Ngidi can bowl thunderbolts with the ball as they have extreme pace while Parnell is good with his variations too.
South Africa T20 World Cup Players List 2022
South Africa WT20 Squad 2022: Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen, Reeza Hendricks, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Rillee Rossouw, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen. Standby Players: Bjorn Fortuin, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lizaad Williams.
South Africa T20 World Cup Schedule
South Africa WT20 fixtures will start when they take on winner of group A on 24th October, 2022 as their first match in Wt20 2022. South Africa’s next match in World T20 2022 will be on 27th October against Bangladesh.
South Africa T20 World match schedule for 2022 edition with all details is listed below:
|Mat #||Date||Day||Group||vs Team||Venue||Match Time|
|18||Oct-24||Mon||2||vs B1||Bellerive Oval, Hobart||08:00 AM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL|
|22||Oct-27||Thu||2||vs Bangladesh||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney||03:00 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL|
|30||Oct-30||Sun||2||vs South Africa||Perth Stadium, Perth||11:00 AM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL|
|36||Nov-03||Thu||2||vs South Africa||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney||08:00 AM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL|
|40||Nov-06||Sun||2||vs A2||Adelaide Oval, Adelaide||12:00 AM GMT / 10:30 AM LOCAL|
South Africa T20 World Cup Records
South Africa is one of the two test-playing teams to have not their name in the ICC WT20 title winners list. South Africa twice reached the semi-finals and, on all other occasions, faced a round 2 exit.
South Africa WT20 Records
- 2007 – Round 2
- 2009 – Semi-Final
- 2010 – Round 2
- 2012 – Round 2
- 2014 – Semi-Final
- 2016 – Round 2
- 2021 – Round 2