Keeping faith in experienced Hashim Amla, South Africa included his name in their 15-member squad for ICC World Cup 2019.
The Proteas will kick off their campaign against host England at The Oval in London on May 30.
The veteran player has close to 8000 runs at an average of nearly 50. His inclusion in the team means that there is no place for Reeza Hendricks. Despite the 29-year-old’s impressive start to ODI cricket, Amla’s services were opted by the South African management.
Anrich Nortje and Lungi Ngidi, who are recovering from injuries, have been included. JP Duminy, who is also struggling with a shoulder injury, also got a nod for the mega tournament.
The Proteas will go with two specialist all-rounders, Andile Phehlukwayo and Dwaine Pretorius, and two spinners in Tabraiz Shamsi and Imran Tahir. Chris Morris’ exclusion was another surprise as Shaun Pollock-led committee opted for other seamers.
South African squad
Faf du Plessis (C), Aiden Markram, Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, JP Duminy, Dwaine Pretorius, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi.
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