Veteran top order batsman Hashim Amla has managed to retain his place in the South African side announced for the World Cup, despite suffering an extended lean patch of form. This will be the right-hander’s third ICC World Cup representing South Africa, and this time around he hopes to break the Proteas’ trophy jinx.
Amla’s selection means that Reeza Hendricks misses out, who has been scoring prolifically in limited overs cricket for the past few months. Meanwhile, JP Duminy makes a long awaited return to the squad after having undergone rehabilitation for his injury.
Another interesting pick for the World Cup is the young pacer Anrich Nortje, who has been preferred over the experienced Chris Morris, even though the latter has been performing well in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Faf du Plessis (captain), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wkt), JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Rassie van der Dussen.