Will the South African team be able to remove the chokers tag this time? See how preparations for T20 World Cup

New Delhi: Under the captaincy of Temba Bavuma, South Africa’s team is ready to present its claim in the ICC T20 World 2022. The team had recently toured India where its performance was quite disappointing. The South African team played the first three T20I series here, in which they lost 3-0, while in the ODI series also, South Africa lost 2-1. On the tour of India, South Africa must have identified and marked their shortcomings so as not to repeat them in a big tournament like the World Cup.

South Africa has always been considered a strong force in world cricket, but it has often been seen to fall apart on big occasions. There is no dearth of talent in the players of the team, but in tournaments like the World Cup, it is necessary to perform unitedly because here even a small mistake becomes a lot for the team. In such a situation, let’s know how South Africa’s team is for T20 World 2022.

south africa batting

In the South African team, players like Quinton de Kock, captain Temba Bavuma, Riley Russo and Aiden Markram are the backbone of the batting. Dekock is one of the best batsman in T20 format. He has proved this not only in international cricket but also in T20 leagues around the world. In this way South Africa’s team will depend to a great extent on Quinton de Kock. On the other hand, if we see the recent form of Captain Bavuma, then he has been very bad. No runs are coming off his bat at all. Despite this, the team management has reposed faith in him.

However, there are players like Riley Russo and Adam Markram in the batting, who can handle the team after the initial setback. Markram has lived up to the team’s trust from the past. On the other hand, Rousseau can change the game anytime with his explosive batting.

Also in the team is David Miller, popularly known as Killer-Miller, who is going through the best phase of his career and has been a finisher for South Africa. Apart from this, Henry Klaasen can also prove to be a threat to the opposing team.

south africa bowling

Apart from batting, South Africa also has full power in bowling. The team consists of the trio of Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi and Enrique Norkhia. These three are considered to be one of the best bowlers in the world. However, his performance on the India tour was quite average. Apart from this, Marco Jensen also has the ability to wreak havoc. Although it will depend on how much chance he gets in the playing XI.

At the same time, apart from fast bowling, the responsibility of spin will be on Keshav Maharaj. Keshav Maharaj is the main spinner of the team. Apart from this, Tabrez Shamsi can also trouble the batsmen with his fast pace. Also, Tristan Stubbs can prove to be useful for the team with his off break.

Who will be the X factor for the team

The players who will be watching the most for the South Africa cricket team in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 are David Miller and Henri Klaasen. Miller has been in excellent form and has emerged as a finisher for the team. His performance on the India tour was also his best. Miller looks to be in even better form against the fast bowlers. Looking at his recent performance, he has scored an average of 56.60 with 186.18 strikes. Apart from his batting, he can also contribute in bowling spin for the team.

Apart from Miller, Henry Klaasen can also change the game with his explosive batting. Klaasen’s greatest strength is his ability to score runs on the spin bowling, which proves to be a shortcoming of many South African batsmen. Klaasen can be very useful in the team against teams like India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan. He has scored runs in T20 Internationals for South Africa at an average of 33.87 at a strike rate of 153.97.

South Africa’s performance in T20 World Cup

2007: Reached Super-8
2009: Made it to the semi-finals
2010: Reached Super-8
2012: Reached Super-8
2014: Made it to the semi-finals
2016: Reached Super-10
2021: Reached Super-12

South Africa’s schedule for T20 World Cup 2022

24 October, South Africa v B2
October 27, South Africa v Bangladesh
30 October, South Africa v India
03 November, South Africa v Pakistan
06 November, South Africa v A2

South Africa squad- Temba Bavuma (Captain), Reeza Hendrix, Keshav Maharaj, Riley Rossouw, Henrik Klaasen, David Miller, Aiden Markram, Quinton de Kock, Wayne Parnell, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Enrique Nortje, Tabariz Shamsi, Marco Jensen, Tristan Stubbs.

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