South Africa on Thursday (September 9) announced their squad for the forthcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Temba Bavuma is appointed as the team’s skipper in the tournament and will be leading the team in an ICC tournament for the first time. ICC T20 World Cup 2021 will commence on October 17 in UAE and will conclude with the final on November 14. South Africa will play their first encounter against Australia on October 23.
In South Africa’s 15-man squad for ICC T20I World Cup 2021, Quinton de Kock, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen are some of the key batsmen. Bowlers like Anrich Nortje, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Radaba, Tabraiz Shamsi, and Lungi Ngidi are also part of the squad. However, there are few big players who missed out on selection for the ICC tournament.
Below we talk about 3 big players who missed out on selection in the South Africa squad for T20 World Cup 2021.
South Africa Squad For T20 World Cup 2021: 3 Big Players Who Missed Out
3. Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis is the first player whose exclusion from ICC T20 World Cup 2021 squad was quite surprising. The former South African skipper last played a T20I game for South Africa in November-December 2020 against England. In the three T20I games, the 37-year-old smacked 2 half-centuries- knocks of 58 and 52*.
The right-handed batsman also gave a fabulous batting performance in the first leg of IPL 2021. In 7 innings, the Chennai Super Kings opener mustered 320 runs with 2 fifties to finish as third-highest run-scorer. In the ongoing CPL 2021, he recently smacked a century while playing for Saint Lucia Kings.