Cricket South Africa
Kagiso Rabada is the pillar of South Africa’s pace attack. Kagiso and former captain Faf du Plessis have come back to the T20I side. For the forthcoming three-coordinate T20I arrangement against Australia. Cricket South Africa announces the news on the 17th of February on Monday.
Anrich Nortje is included in the squad. However, Reeza Hendricks, Beuran Hendricks, and Sisanda Magala, who were part of the squad for the T20Is against England were not included.
Temba Bavuma, who did well in the T20Is against England. But, he left the field during the final T20I due to hamstring injury and will be out of action.
South Africa lost the arrangement to England by a 2-1 edge. But, all games were close ones. The T20 arrangement might not have been won yet it was satisfying to see our batting unit play so well, Independent Selector Linda Zondi said.
They demonstrated a great deal of hostility, especially forthright, in each match which set a decent establishment for the remainder of the line-up to follow. The exceptional and aggressive batting approach we expect from the guys. Because that will help us in selecting the T20 World Cup squad.
As a selection panel, we are happy with the group that we have concluded for the Australia visit. We are certain that the arrival of Kagiso (Rabada) and Anrich (Nortje) will give the boost. Because of that, the bowling unit will be back to its best. The experience of Faf (du Plessis) will add additional experience to the batting unit.
South Africa will play the first T20 game on February 21 in Johannesburg. Their second match will take place on 23rd Feb in Port Elizabeth. However, the final match will be on 26th in Cape Town.
South Africa T20I Squad: Quinton de Kock (c/wk), Temba Bavuma (subject to fitness) Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Pite van Biljon, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Jon-Jon Smuts, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, Bjorn Fortuin, Anrich Nortje, Dale Steyn, Heinrich Klaasen.