Hashim Amla In, Morris out as South Africa Announce Preliminary World Cup 2019 Team

April 18, 2019 7:09 pm

There are now six teams that have announced their provisional world cup team 2019 squads for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Joining the likes of Australia, New Zealand, India, Bangladesh and England, the South Africa World Cup 2019 player list has been released.

Now, it seems that the World Cup 2019 South Africa squad has thrown up a few surprises. Veteran player Hashim Amla has seemingly found a berth in the South Africa World Cup squad.

Amla has amassed a grand total of 8865 runs which have nearly breached the 9000 mark. Inspite of his inconsistent form, the board has obviously put a lot of faith in him to include Amla in the South Africa team.

But the decision did not come without sacrifices as the South Africa squad for the World Cup 2019 will be without the services of Reeza Hendricks. Initially, Hendricks was touted as a replacement for Amla to slowly phase him out.

However, barring a century on his ODI debut, Hendricks lacked consistency. Naturally, it dashed his chances of making the ICC World Cup 2019 squad.

Now, with Amla in the South Africa squad for the World Cup 2019, it really gives the Proteas healthy opening options. Amla can link up with the in form Quinton de Kock in the South Africa squad 2019 and really do some serious damage.

Will World Cup 2019 be their year?

Faf du Plessis is the skipper for the SA squad for WC 2019. He also has a huge platter of excellent pacers to choose from to include in South Africa squad for WC 2019. So, the likes of Kagiso Rabada, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lungi Ngidi, Dale Steyn, Anrich Nortje and Dwaine Pretorius stand a chance of being on the 2019 World Cup South Africa team player list

The South Africa team for World Cup 2019 also boasts of a lethal spin department. They are led by Imran Tahir, who is joined by Tabraiz Shamsi, and all-rounder JP Duminy.

The South Africa squad for WC 2019 also consists of a decent batting arsenal. Skipper, du Plessis can link up with Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius or Andile Phehlukwayo

When the ICC World Cup 2019 commences, the South Africa squad will go up against the ICC World Cup England 2019 squad

South Africa squad for the World Cup: Faf du Plessis (c), Aiden Markram, Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, JP Duminy, Dwaine Pretorius, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi

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