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South Africa cricket T20 team

South Africa might have lost the air of invincibility around its Test side, but Faf du Plessis’ men continue to be a major force in T20 cricket.

With the world’s best batsman, AB de Villiers, in their ranks, the Saffers always have a chance to chase down any target in this format.

The rise of Quinton de Kock and Chris Morris has further bolstered the Proteas camp ahead of the World T20.

With the likes of Hashim Amla, David Miller and JP Duminy, South Africa’s batting line-up is at par with the best in the world.

Pacers Dale Steyn, Kyle Abbott and Kagiso Rabada are unlikely to be major factors at the tournament due to the nature of surfaces on offer.

Hence Imran Tahir, the wily leg-spinner, remains their trump card on Indian soil. His googly is yet to be deciphered by many top batsmen, as was seen during the IPL.

The South Africans will continue to enjoy great support from neutral fans who will be hoping they can finally go all the way in a major event.

ICC T20I Ranking: 2

Coach: Russell Domingo

South Africa ICC World Twenty20 2016 squad: Faf du Plessis (c), Kyle Abbott, Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock (wk), AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Chris Morris, Aaron Phangiso, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Dale Steyn, David Wiese.

Players to watch out for: AB de Villiers, Imran Tahir, David Miller, JP Duminy, Chris Morris.

ICC World Twenty20 2016 FIXTURES

England VS South Africa
March 18 (Friday)
Match 18, D/N

South Africa VS Afghanistan
March 20 (Sunday)
Match 20, Day

South Africa VS West Indies
March 25 (Friday)
Match 27, D/N

South Africa VS Sri Lanka
March 28 (Monday)
Match 32, D/N

points table

4 3 1 0 6
4 3 1 0 6
4 2 2 0 4
4 1 3 0 2
4 1 3 0 2
4 4 0 0 8
4 3 1 0 6
4 2 2 0 4
4 1 3 0 2
4 0 4 0 0
1 Tamim Iqbal
6 Matches
295
Runs
2 Virat Kohli
5 Matches
273
Runs
3 Joe Root
6 Matches
249
Runs
1 Mohammad Nabi
7 Matches
12
Wickets
2 Rashid Khan
7 Matches
11
Wickets
3 Ish Sodhi
5 Matches
10
Wickets

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