The ICC Cricket World Cup is one of the most highly anticipated events in the cricketing calendar. For the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, 10 countries will play each other to win the Cricket World Cup.
Since the championship’s inception in 1975, six nations have achieved that zenith of being the World Cup champion. This took place in different eras and different formats were even employed. The ICC World Cup 2019 holds no exception, and promises to be one of the most exciting and hotly contested world cups. The hosts, England will certainly be the favourites, with their consistent form and a well-balanced squad.
South Africa team’s World Cup History
The South Africa team has yet to earn the right to be called ICC Cricket World Cup champions. The nation was only allowed to participate from 1992 onwards, owing to their apartheid beliefs.
During their entire World Cup campaign through the years, the highest that the Proteas have ever been is the semifinals. South Africs have reached the semifinals back in 1992, 1999, 2007 and 2015. the 2015 edition of the World Cup was quite heartbreaking, as they had a really strong team. In addition to that, it was the last World Cup for AB de Villiers, who could not get hi much-deserved last hurrah.
Now, in the 2019 edition, the Proteas will be aiming to finally get the monkey off their backs
The 15-member South Africa World Cup 2019 squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 was announced a while ago. They got a scare when Kagiso Rabada picked up an injury. However, the good news is that he seems to have recovered. However, the same could not be said for Anrich Nortje.
Captain and Vice Captain
Faf du Plessis leads the Proteas in the World Cup 2019, while Quinton de Kock acts as his deputy.
The South Africa team for the World Cup 2019 consists of a batting lineup of du Plessis, Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller.
Their main pick for wicketkeeper is de Kock. The 26-year old was part of the IPL championship-winning Mumbai Indians squad.
JP Duminy leads the allrounders team alongside Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius and Chris Morris. Morris got the call up to replace the injured Nortje
In the South Africa cricket team, there are quite a lot bowling options to experiment with. Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi spearhead the pace attack. Meanwhile, Imran Tahir and Tabraiz Shamsi form the spin duo of the team
In conclusion, the South Africa team possesses an excellent team on paper. Hopefully for their sake, they can finally break their World Cup curse.
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