New Delhi: He was once expected to fill in the huge shoes of former South African legend Jacques Kallis. But Ryan McLaren didn't find a space in South Africa's 15-man World Cup squad announced on Wednesday.
McLaren, who played 14 ODIs in 2014 and scalped 23 wickets, wasn't included in the squad.
Cricket South Africa confirmed the 15-member squad through their official account on social micro-blogging site Twitter.
— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) January 7, 2015
Albie Morkel expressed his views on McLaren's exclusion from the squad.
Got to feel sorry for Ryan Mclaren...
— Albie Morkel (@albiemorkel) January 7, 2015
While AB de Villiers will lead the squad, Hashim Amla will be his deputy.
Full Squad: AB de Villiers, Hashim Amla, Kyle Abbott, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Vernon Philander, Rilee Rossouw, Dale Steyn