As South Africa cricket team comes in mind and we are talking about world cups, one thing strikes to head i.e. CHOKERS. Well its truth that Proteas team never won cricket world cup neither they played final of it, but this year Chokers tag can be removed from South Africa. In 2015 ICC world cup South Africa team is one of the strongest candidates of wining world cup.
SA world cup squad:
AB de Villiers (Captain), Hashim Amla, 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 and Dale Steyn.
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Key Players: AB de Villiers, Dale Steyn, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, David Miller, Morne Morkel and JP Duminy.
At top of batting order South Africa team has Hashim Amla, Faf Du Plessis and Quinton de Kock. Hashim Amla will be opening with de Kock in the world cup. Both players are having great batting skills to give solid as well as quick start. Proteas have got one more batsman in the squad who can open for team in the tournament and he is Rilee Rossouw. He played good cricket against West Indies last month as an opener and he may play at the place of de Kock.
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South African middle order is one of the strongest and destructive middle orders in 2015 cricket world cup as they have got captain AB de Villiers, JP Duminy and David Miller who can play aggressive shoots as well as defensive cricket too. De Villiers scored fastest century off 31 balls in 50-over format just before few days back against West Indies.
JP Duminy and David Miller will be the most responsible guys in Proteas team to finish the inning very well. Both batsmen can hit ball all-over the park and help side to chase down any kind of total as well as putting big runs on the board while batting first. Hence South Africa has got brilliant and strong batting line-up that can guide team to lift first world cup.
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World Cricket’s best bowler belongs to South Africa and it’s non-other Dale Steyn. He bowls at some serious pace with accurate line and length that makes batsman trouble to score. His partnering bowler Morne Morkel at the starting of inning can take wickets. This bowling pair in 2015 world cup is one of the best bowling pairs in the competition. Proteas are much depended on these two.
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Vernon Philander and Wayne Parnell are the other key bowlers in South Africa squad for 2015 world cup. Imran Tahir will be playing specialist spinner’s role in the side. All this makes African team stronger than other sides in the tournament.
What do you think about South Africa, Will they win cricket world cup this time?