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06-Sep-2022 17:04:00 GMT
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Bavuma to lead South Africa at T20 WC 2022

Durban: Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Tuesday announced the Proteas' squad for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia next month.

Rassie van der Dussen was the most notable omission from the squad as he continues nursing the finger injury he suffered during the second Test against England. The 33-year-old is expected to undergo surgery and will be out of action for at least six weeks.

In some good news for South Africa, captain Temba Bavuma has recovered completely from the elbow injury he sustained during the T20I series against India in June and is set to lead the Proteas in a second World Cup in a row.

Temba Bavuma (captain), 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 and Andile Phehlukwayo.

Rilee Rossow, who made his return to the South Africa T20I setup after a gap of six years in July, also finds a place in the squad.

The same 15-member squad is set to travel to India for the three-match T20I series later this month ahead of the World Cup.

Speaking on the squad selection, CSA Convenor of Selectors Victor Mpitsang said: “This has been a really tough squad to select, simply because we had so many players in excellent form over the past few months and performing at a level that made the selectors sit up and notice them. 

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