South African cricket fans will get the updated Proteas squad for the ICC World Cup 2023 here. Keep scrolling, and you will find the 15-man squad in this article. You will also find the team’s fixtures in the end.
South Africa has announced their cricket team for the ICC World Cup 2023. Are you excited to see how the proteas will win the games this time? Well, we have to look at the players. They have to decide how well they will do against the other teams.
Related: ICC Cricket world Cup 2023 Schedule
This article will discuss the Proteas team, their leading players, and their previous track record in the ICC events. They have been known as chokers in the ICC events. No matter how many world-class players they have had, they have lost in clutch moments.
Here is how they have been performing in the World Cups so far.
|1992||Played for the first time|
Ranked 3rd in the group stages. Won 5 out of 8 matches
Lost semi-final against England
|1996||Ranked top in their group. Won all matches. |
Lost quarter-final against West Indies
|1999||Ranked top in their group. Won 4 out of 5 matches. |
Ranked 3rd in the Super Six stage. Won 3 out of 5 matches.
Lost the semi-final to Australia.
|2003||Ranked 4th in the group stage. Won 2 matches. |
Couldn’t reach the knockouts.
|2007||Ranked 2nd in their group A. Won 2 out of 3 matches. |
Ranked 4th in the Super 8. Won 4 out of 7 matches.
Lost semi-final to Australia
|2011||Ranked top in their group. Won 5 out of 6 matches. |
Lost quarter-final against New Zealand.
|2015||Ranked 2nd in their group. Won 4 out of 6 matches. |
Lost semi-final against New Zealand.
|2019||Ranked 7 in the group stages. Only two 3 out of 9 matches. |
Eliminated in the group stage.
Let’s see the truth of these claims as well as the strengths and weaknesses of the South African Team. So without any further ado, let’s get right into it.
South Africa squad for cricket world cup 2023
Well, let’s get straight to business. Here is the ProteaFire that will turn the stadiums in India ablaze from the passion of cricket.
|Quinton de Kock||Wicketkeeper Batsman|
|Keshav Maharaj||Slow Left arm Orthodox|
|Heinrich Klaasen||WicketKeeper Batsman|
|Rassie van der Dussen||Batsman|
Are South Africans chokers?
Are South Africans chokers? Well, we first have to define what a “choker” is. You are considered a choker if you lose a won position too many times. But is this tag justified? Let’s have a look.
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Since 1999, South Africa hasn’t managed to win even a single ICC knockout match. Yes, NOT EVEN A SINGLE ONE.
Be it the ODI world cup, T20 world cups, or the champions trophy; they have been losing in the knockouts and must-win matches more than you can count on your fingers.
And it is not limited to losing against better teams; they have also lost must-win matches like the one in the 2022 T20 world cup against the Dutch team. Quite ironic how they managed to secure their spot this time after defeating the same team in the ODI series.
But you have to see; the generational trauma doesn’t leave them alone. Pakistan had also been carrying that generational trauma against the Indian side. Their track record was horrible in the ICC events. But they managed to break the jinx.
Can South Africa do that? Sure, they can. But they must let go of past mistakes and enter the game with a winning mindset.
The top players they have – The most valuable players
Now, let’s talk about the players that matter the most.
So far, Rassie van der Dussen is their number-one batsman in the ODI format. And that stats speak for themselves; he averages 60 in the mere 45 ODIs he has played so far, with a strike rate of 89. This includes 4 tons and 11 half-centuries.
Rassie has quite a lot of experience playing in these sorts of conditions. Playing cricket for Islamabad United and Rajasthan Royals gives him a lot of command and awareness of the pitch conditions. He is going to be instrumental to South Africa’s success.
Quinton de Kock, their captain in the T20 squad, entered the international scene with a bang. Scoring back-to-back tons is not easy and can’t be counted as mere flukes.
He is one of South Africa’s experienced batters after the retirement of greats like Amla and AB. He is an explosive option in the top order, averaging 44 with a strike rate 96.
David Miller, aka killer Miller, is undoubtedly their most explosive batsman. A strike rate of over 100 after playing 155 matches speaks for itself. He is South Africa’s best option for the middle order. His experience in the sub-continent pitches earns him the badge of being their MVP.
Kagiso Rabada is a name we use synonymously with pace. I still remember the days when he was playing for the SA-U19s. Clocking over 140 at such a young age was quite a feat. Now, Rabada can clock even higher with consistency.
Tabraiz Shamsi is going to be very effective on the turning pitches. Indeed, his ability to spin the ball and deceive the batsman with the googly makes him a lethal weapon in Bavuma’s arsenal.
South Africa’s roster for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 has been released, and supporters hope the side will transcend its “chokers” label and deliver a successful performance.
Rassie van der Dussen, Quinton de Kock, David Miller, Kagiso Rabada, and Tabraiz Shamsi are key players who provide quality and experience to the squad.
The Proteas’ success will be determined by their ability to handle stress and perform under duress. Cricket fans anxiously await South Africa’s performance in the event as they aim to impact the global scene.
South Africa Schedule for Cricket World Cup
All the matches will start on 2 pm local time.
|September 29||South Africa vs Afghanistan||Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram|
|October 2||South Africa vs New Zealand||Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram|
Group stage matches:
|October 7||South Africa vs Sri Lanka||Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi|
|October 12||South Africa vs Australia||Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow|
|October 17||South Africa vs Netherlands||Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala|
|October 21||South Africa vs England||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
|October 24||South Africa vs Bangladesh||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
|October 27||South Africa vs Pakistan||MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai|
|November 1||South Africa vs New Zealand||Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Gahunje, Pune|
|November 5||South Africa vs India||Eden Gardens, Kolkata|
|November 10||South Africa vs Afghanistan||Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad|
Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs
You people had a lot of exciting questions on Google. Now, we are going to answer some of these questions here. But if you have some other questions, you can ask them in the comments section.
Can South Africa qualify for World Cup 2023?
Yes, they can qualify for the world cup. They have qualified.
Did the Proteas qualify for World Cup 2023?
Yes, after thoroughly defeating the Netherlands team in the ODI series, they barely managed to qualify for the world cup.
How many African teams qualify for World Cup 2023?
Only South Arica qualified for the world cup. Things were looking good for Zimbabwe. But in the end, Sri Lanka and the Netherlands qualified.
Is Pakistan not playing in World Cup 2023?
Pakistan will play in this world cup. Things were settled down after ICC intervened and took India and Pakistan out of the stalemate.
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