South Africa in T20 World Cup 2021: A team that has been very strong on the field and paper. But it has become a habit of this team to cool hands and feet in big matches of significant events. South Africa has got the title of chokers. It is showing your back in difficult situations. This is what has been happening till now. The case has come that now whenever a big event is organized.
So South Africa is the first to be removed from the claim of the title. At present, South Africa cannot even be called chokers. Because to be called chokers, one has to have a strong team first. And calling South Africa strong at this time seems dishonest to many.
South Africa Best 5 Players in T20 World Cup 2021
After the departure of stars like AB de Villiers, Hashim Amla, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and Imran Tahir, South Africa could not recover. It will take time to compensate these giants. However, many new faces have come into the team. Who can handle the legacy of de Villiers and Steyn later? But that also needs time. The Filhan T20 World Cup has arrived, and South Africa does not have that much time.
The #T20WorldCup is upon us🏏
— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) October 20, 2021
Three World Cups are to be played in the next two years, including two T20 World Cups and one ODI World Cup. T20 World Cup has started in UAE. And under the captaincy of Temba Bavuma, the African team is going to win the title. However, anything can happen in cricket. Despite not being a big name, this team has the power of shocking. Let us know about those five players who can change the fortunes of South Africa.
Quinton De Kock
Best wicketkeeper batsman in the world. Quinton de Kock has no match in all three formats. And Quinton de Kock is also the most experienced batsman in the current South African team. So, a lot will depend on them. In form this year. Quinton de Kock has scored 455 runs in 10 T20 innings at an average of 57. Five fifty have also been planted.
This wicket-keeper batsman has scored 1758 runs in 57 T20 matches at an average of 35. During this, he has also scored 12 half-centuries in his name. Overall, Quinton de Kock has experience of 233 T20 matches. And has scored more than seven thousand runs. In which four centuries and 44 half-centuries are included.
He was known as Killer Miller. Middle-order batsman. Has scored a century in 35 balls—big names in world cricket. And David Miller also has a big responsibility. Have 11 years of experience. David Miller’s performance this year has been excellent. He scored 333 runs in 12 T20 innings while remaining unbeaten five times. During this, there was a strike rate of 152.
Apart from this, David Miller has also put two-fifty. If South Africa has to make it to the semi-finals, Miller’s walk will be essential because he will also have to play the role of a finisher.
Rassie Van Der Dussen
Rassi van der Dussen joined the team then. When AB de Villiers had left the bag. After AB left, there was a significant responsibility on Reissue van der Dussen. Replacing de Villiers was not easy. But Rassie van der Dussen showed that South Africa needed to move on from de Villiers in a short time. The sample package of Van der Dussen’s career has been negligible. He has scored 756 runs in 26 T20 innings at an average of 36.
🚨 RESULT | Vuma #Proteas WIN BY 6 WICKETS
— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) October 20, 2021
At the same time, in just 23 innings in ODIs, 1049 runs have been scored at an average of 66. One century and nine half-centuries are also in the name of this batsman. In the warm-up match of the T20 World Cup, Rassie van der Dussen scored a century in just 51 balls. Nineteen runs were needed in the last over. And with Miller, Rassi van der Dussen scored 22 runs to win. The best performance will be expected from Rassie van der Dussen, the number three batsman.
South Africa’s most experienced bowler. And one of the best bowlers of all time. Kagiso Rabada does not need any identity. Will lead the pace attack of South Africa in the T20 World Cup. Rabada has taken 41 wickets in 35 matches. During this, Rabada’s strike rate has been 18, which is commendable. In the warm-up match against Pakistan, Rabada took three wickets for 28 runs. And also gave proof of being in the form.
It is a different matter that Rabada’s performance in IPL 2021 was disappointing. He could take only 15 wickets in 15 matches. It is also worth noting that in the last IPL season, Rabada took the maximum 30 wickets while playing in the UAE. He has immense experience playing in the UAE. And if seen in colour, Rabada can put any batting attack in trouble.
The world’s number one T20 bowler. The bowler is known for his unique celebration, more than taking wickets. Sometimes shows magic on the field. Sometimes he takes off his shoes and starts calling. Interesting bowlers, and they are expected to give a magical performance to South Africa. The year 2021 has been memorable for Tabrez Shamsi.
Took 28 wickets in 17 matches at an average of just 13—a strike rate of 14. However, Shamsi does not have much experience playing in the UAE. But what difference does it make when the bowler is in form? On the slow pitch of UAE, Shamsi can wreak even more havoc.
World No. 1 T20I bowler Tabraiz Shamsi kept a lid on West Indies’ scoring rate in the five-match series 🙌
— CricWick (@CricWick) July 6, 2021
The South African team has been included in the Group of Death and Australia, England and West Indies in the T20 World Cup. Now it has to be seen how this team performs in the Super 12 match.