This is the seventh appearance for South Africa in the T20 World Cup. It is an event which they have never won, their best performance being a semi-final appearance (2009, 2014). In total, they have played 30 games in the tournament, with 18 wins to their name.
They will be led by Temba Bavuma for this edition of the World Cup.
South Africa are placed in Group 1 of Super 12 stage of the World Cup. They will begin their campaign with a contest against Australia on October 23. They will also face-off against the West Indies, England, and two qualifying teams from Groups A and B.
T20 World Cup 2021 full schedule: Find the complete list of fixtures here.
South Africa squad news and updates
South African selectors surprised one and all by not selecting veterans like Faf du Plessis and Imran Tahir for the tournament. The duo had retired from other forms of the game keeping in mind the T20 World Cup. All-rounder Chris Morris also didn’t find a place in the South African side. One of the new entrants in the squad is Keshav Maharaj, the regular spinner in the longer format.
T20 World Cup 2021 South Africa squad: Full team list and player updates
Temba Bavuma (c), Aiden Markram, David Miller, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen
Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen
Wiaan Mulder, Dwaine Pretorius
Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Bjorn Fortuin, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi
George Linde, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lizaad Williams
*Squads updated till October 14, 2021.
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