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South Africa (Image Credit: Twitter)

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.

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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 vs Australia, ICC T20 World Cup 2021
South Africa vs Australia (Image Credit: Twitter)

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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
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South Africa (Image Credit: Twitter)

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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

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