South Africa was one of the favorites to win the World Cup in 2003, but they were ousted in the group stages after wrongly considering the number of runs required. They’ve also earned a negative reputation for losing critical matches in international tournaments such as the ICC Champions Trophy in 2002 and the ICC World Twenty20 in 2007.
After high-level players such as AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla joined, the South African cricket team began to rise in the ICC rankings.
South Africa’s ODI and T20I performances were significantly less consistent as they sought a winning formula in advance of the 2014 ICC T20 World Cup and 2015 ICC Cricket World Cups.
South Africa Squad Announced for T20 World Cup
South Africa Team for T20 World cup 2022 players list includes:
Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen, Reeza Hendricks, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Rillee Rossouw, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs.
Reserves: Bjorn Fortuin, Marco Jansen, Andile Phehlukwayo.
Performance in past T20 World Cup tournaments
The South Africa T20 World Cup team got off to a bad start in 2021, losing their opening match to Australia. But in 2021, the squad found its form again, winning three straight games against Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and the West Indies. The bowlers from South Africa have performed excellently under pressure, and the pace team of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje had each secured 13 victories throughout the season.
Left-arm spinner Tabraiz Shamsi has six wickets to his credit. Dwaine Pretorius performed admirably against the West Indies in his 3/17 overs. In the three games he played in 2021, De Kock returned with scores of 7, 16, and 12.
Likely predictions for the 2022 T20 World Cup
The cricket team from South Africa has yet to prevail in a T20 World Cup final. The 2009 and 2014 competitions, which were held in England and Bangladesh, respectively, had the best outcomes, with both teams making it to the semifinals.
With two victories and two losses in the last Super 10 stage, the t20 team placed third in their group and missed a semifinal position. South Africa’s return for the T20 world cup may not be as noteworthy as anticipated by ardent fans, Fantasy Cricket players, and viewers due to Group 2’s strength this year.