Unlike the previous T20 World Cups staged in the past, South Africa will not be among the favorites to the coveted T20 Trophy this year. With Quinton de Kock leading the side in the format, new players have come into the system and did reasonably well against top teams like England and Australia.
The side has quality players in their ranks but they will need to deliver as a unit to go all the way in the competition. Being underdogs might help spring a surprise in this year’s competition. Definitely, they have the ability to challenge top teams like Australia, Pakistan, India and England.
Let’s look at the three players who can help South Africa making history this mega event.
South Africa’s premier bowler will be keen to make an impact with the ball in the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia. Despite struggling to pick wickets in white-ball cricket, Rabada has produced impressive numbers with the ball in the T20 format.
The 24-year old has accumulated 30 wickets in 24 T20I matches at an economy rate of 8.62. South Africa will be hoping that Rabada can get back to his best in the shortest format of the game.
Quinton de Kock
Newly-appointed captain will be looking to make an impression with the bat in this T20 World Cup. Since taking on leadership role, he has shown stupendous form at the top of the innings. Since May 2019, Left hander has accumulated 339 runs in 8 innings at an average of 48.42 with four half-centuries to his name.
On a given day, de Kock has the ability to destroy any bowling attack in the world. He is certain a premier match-winner in the batting department for South Africa in the T20 format.
Since Imran Tahir, left-arm Chinaman Tabraiz Shamsi will be looking to step up to the plate and provide crucial breakthroughs in the middle overs of the innings for South Africa. In 22 T20I matches, Shamsi has claimed 17 wickets at an average of 35.11 with an economy rate of 7.46. He delivered economical performances in the home T20I series played against England and Australia.