SQUAD: Francois du Plessis (capt), Kyle Abbott, Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, Chris Morris, David Miller, Aaron Phangiso, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Dale Steyn, David Wiese
After a rather inconsistent home series, South Africa will be looking to win this world cup.
They have named a strong batting lineup lead by arguably the best batsman right now AB De Villiers. They have the balance of quality stroke hitters such as captain Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla and JP Duminy and powerful hitters like David Miller, Farhaan Behardien and Chris Morris of recent matches. The most important batsmen is AB De Villiers because of his ability of scoring runs really quickly and the different types of shots he plays. Although he is a strong sweeper, he can play other shots too and if he makes plenty of runs, then South Africa will have a change of claiming this world cup.
The bowling contingent is not as experienced as the batting but they still have Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir and Kagiso Rabada who are all quality bowlers who can tighten up the overs and get wickets at crucial stages. The most important bowler is their spinner, Imran Tahir mainly due to the sub-continent pitches that majorly suit spin bowling. In recent Twenty20 matches against England and Australia, has been able to claim wickets but also keep the economy rate down to under 7 runs an over which is impressive. His leg spinner would prove a handful for batsmen and he and his country would want to see his form continue.
South Africa have a lot players that can score runs but I think the key would be their bowling and if their can bowl well and keep the score down to a minimum then I don’t see why they can’t make the final
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