South Africa faced a painful defeat in the hands of Australia in the opening game of ICC T20 World Cup 2021 yesterday and this is not the ideal they would have wanted to start. Having won both the warm-up fixtures, South Africa was looking like the in-form team until Australia chipped in and changed things around.
Aaron Finch won the toss and put South Africa in to bat first at the Abu Dhabi belting heat. South Africa could manage just 119 in their first innings after losing wickets regularly and it wasn’t enough against a strong batting lineup of Australia. The men in yellow did not win thumpingly and Marcus Stoinis had to finish off the game in the end with 2 balls to spare. Here is South Africa Squad And Schedule, Groups, Time, And Venue in ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
South Africa Squad For ICC T20 World Cup 2021:
South Africa named a 15 member squad for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 and they will have three traveling reserves along with the squad.
Squad: Temba Bavuma (c), Keshav Maharaj, Quinton de Kock (wk), Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen
Reserves: George Linde, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lizaad Williams
South Africa Schedule And Groups For ICC T20 World Cup 2021:
South Africa is placed in group 1 comprising of England, Australia, and West Indies while Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have been added to the group as winners of the Round 1 fixture.
|Group A||Group B|
|Sri Lanka National Cricket Team||Bangladesh National Cricket Team|
|Round 1||Ireland National Cricket Team||Scotland National Cricket Team|
|The Netherlands National Cricket Team||Papua New Guinea National Cricket Team|
|Nambia National Cricket Team||Oman National Cricket Team|
*Top two teams from each group advance to Super 12s
|Group 1||Group 2|
|England National Cricket Team||India National Cricket Team|
|Australia National Cricket Team||New Zealand National Cricket Team|
|Super 12s||South Africa National Cricket Team||Pakistan National Cricket Team|
|West Indies National Cricket Team||Afghanistan National Cricket Team|
|Sri Lanka National Cricket Team||Namibia National Cricket Team|
|Bangladesh National Cricket Team||Scotland National Cricket Team|
South Africa Complete Schedule, Time And Venue
23 October 2021 – South Africa vs Australia – 15:30 PM – Abu Dhabi
26 October 2021 – South Africa v West Indies – 15:30 PM – Dubai
30 October 2021 – South Africa v A1 – 15:30 PM – Sharjah
2 November 2021 – South Africa v B2 – 15:30 PM – Abu Dhabi
6 November 2021 – South Africa v England – 19:30 PM – Sharjah