T20 World Cup 2016 Team Preview
South Africa Team Preview
Group: Sri Lanka, South Africa, West Indies, England and winner group B (Q1B)
Best performance: Semi finalists in 2010 & 2014 editions
South Africa Team Preview for T20 World Cup 2016
South Africa, the team which looks one of the strongest entering into an ICC tournament but most of the times tragically crashes out of the tournament. Perhaps the most interesting part of these ICC tournaments is the way South Africa bows out of the tournament.
This time around too they have a strong squad with Faf Du Plessis, Hashim Amla and David Miller the in form batsman along with the superman of batting AB De Villiers himself. In the tour to India last year they won the T20 series 2-0 as they performed exceedingly well on a batting paradise in Dharamsala and the slow low track in Cuttack.
Now that JP Duminy has some runs under his belt (67 off 41 against India in warm up match) their balance to the squad strengthens. The all-rounder Chris Morris and David Wiese will lend the explosive factor to their batting in addition to David Miller.
In the bowling department, the return of Dale Steyn certainly bolster the fast bowling but they will concentrate on the spin department which is being ably handled by Imran Tahir in recent matches. However, Kagiso Rabada will be the X-factor in that bowling department as he is the bowler adept in bowling fast spearing Yorkers as well the deceptive slower ones. More often than not he produces the wicket when his team needs.
Will this be the year for South Africa to make to the finals of World T20 for the first time? Our prediction is they will reach the finals of the tournament as they have the experience and necessary personnel to make it through to the finals.
South Africa Squad/Team/Players for T20 World Cup 2016
Kyle Abbott, Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock (wk), AB de Villiers (wk), Faf du Plessis (capt), JP Duminy, David Miller, Chris Morris, Aaron Phangiso, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, David Wiese
South Africa T20 World Cup 2016 Winner Odds
South Africa is 6.00 to win the t20 tournament outright.
Cricket Island’s South Africa Prediction for T20 World Cup 2016
We are backing South Africa to reach the finals of the T20 World Cup 2016.
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