South Africa has released 15-members squad for ICC cricket world cup in Australia/New Zealand. AB de Villiers will be leading Proteas team to become world champions first time in the history. The announced South African side consists two injured players Quinton de Kock and JP Duminy. If both players are remain unfit till the world cup, then CSA can replace them as per ICC rules.
Duminy will be available for world cup but the main concern is de Kock. He got injury against West Indies in test match and ruled out from international cricket for three months. But South Africa team management and coach think that he’ll be fit before world cup begins.
Coach Russell Domingo said, “He’s been coming along nicely and we hope he’ll be able to bat in the opening game against Zimbabwe.”
Proteas never won world cup and will be looking forward to clinch first title in tournament’s history. Captain Ab de Villiers is confident enough that the announced 15-man team has capabilities to lift the world cup 2015.
De Villiers said, “I’m very confident. We still know we have to work hard but the 15 guys we’ve picked are the right guys. We’ve never won the World Cup before so we really want to bring it back home.”
South Africa 15 member squad for ICC world cup 2015
- AB de Villiers (Captain)
- Hashim Amla (Vice-Captain)
- Kyle Abbott
- Farhaan Behardien
- Quinton de Kock
- JP Duminy
- Faf du Plessis
- Imran Tahir
- David Miller
- Morne Morkel
- Wayne Parnell
- Aaron Phangiso
- Vernon Philander
- Rilee Rossouw
- Dale Steyn
Dale Steyn said, “This group of players are the kind of quality that can bring the trophy back. A lot of us have played for a long time and on any given day there are players who can really raise the bar.”
South Africa also play One Day series before world cup against West Indies. The ODI series will be played from 16 January to 28 January. South Africa will play first match of world cup against Zimbabwe on 15th February at Hamilton.