SA T20 WC Squad: Temba Bavuma returns to lead South Africa in T20 World Cup 2022

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SA T20 WC Squad: Temba Bavuma returns to lead South Africa in T20 World Cup 2022
SA T20 WC Squad: Temba Bavuma returns to lead South Africa in T20 World Cup 2022

SA T20 WC Squad: Temba Bavuma returns to lead South Africa in T20 World Cup 2022

SA T20 WC Squad: Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) National Selection Committee has today named the squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.

White-ball captain Temba Bavuma will make his return to the national fold after demonstrating a full recovery from a left elbow injury suffered in the T20I series against India in June.

Rassie van der Dussen has been ruled out of the tournament due to a fracture of his left index finger that he sustained during the second Test against England in Manchester. He will require surgery and is expected to take up to at least six weeks to recover.

All 15 players are capped, with 22-year-old Tristan Stubbs receiving his maiden World Cup call up following an impressive outing in the recent T20I series against England.

Other notable selections include Rilee Rossouw and Wayne Parnell, with the selectors naming three travelling reserves in Bjorn Fortuin, Marco Jasen and Andile Phehlukwayo.

SA T20 WC Squad: Temba Bavuma returns to lead South Africa in T20 World Cup 2022
SA T20 WC Squad: Temba Bavuma returns to lead South Africa in T20 World Cup 2022
CSA Convenor of Selectors Victor Mpitsang said:

“This has been a really tough squad to select, simply because we had so many players in excellent form over the past few months and performing at a level that made the selectors sit up and notice them.  

“Someone like Tristan Stubbs who was not in the frame a year ago has done incredibly well to force his way into the mix based on his performances and his selection should be an inspiration for every young player out there. We also delighted to welcome back our captain Temba Bavuma from injury. And also we have no doubt his return will further galvanise the team.

“This group of players showed off their brilliant skill and talent when they overcame England in England recently. These sort of performances only bode well for us heading to the World Cup. Overall we delighted with mix of players that have chosen. And also looking forward to watching them represent the country in Australia.”

South Africa squad – ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Australia 2022

Squad: Temba Bavuma (captain), Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen, Reeza Hendricks, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Rillee Rossouw, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs.

Reserves: Bjorn Fortuin, Marco Jansen and Andile Phehlukwayo.

South Africa Group Stage Itinerary – ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Australia 2022 

Monday, 24 October – South Africa vs Qualifier B1 – Bellerive Oval, Hobart 

Thursday, 27 October – South Africa vs Bangladesh – SCG, Sydney

Sunday, 30 October India vs South Africa – Perth Stadium, Perth

Thursday, 03 November – Pakistan vs South Africa – SCG, Sydney

Sunday, 06 November South Africa vs Qualifier A2 – Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Semi-finals

First semi-final  

Wednesday, 9 November – TBD vs TBD – SCG, Sydney

Second semi-final  

Thursday, 10 November – TBD vs TBD Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Final

Sunday, 13 November – TBD vs TBD – MCG, Melbourne