South Africa, ICC T20 World Cup 2021
South Africa jersey for the T20 World Cup 2021. (Photo: ICC)

Cricket South Africa (CSA) launched two jerseys for the national men’s side ahead of the T20 World Cup 2021, which starts on October 17 in Oman and the UAE.

South Africa have released a yellow strip jersey, alongside an alternate green option for this year’s tournament. In T20 cricket, the Proteas have been donning the yellow jersey predominantly, but will also be seen sporting the traditional green outfit, especially if they face opposition with a yellow colour jersey.

Sri Lanka have also released two kits for the tournament: a yellow and blue number with a lion along the right side and a kit of the same design in different shades of blue.

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South Africa. Image source: Twitter

The designs are “inspired by the vibrant colours of our flag and unique designs of Ndebele art,” South Africa’s T20 World Cup kit “honours our heritage and diversity”. 

CSA had announced their T20 World Cup squad last month. Major omissions were former captain Faf du Plessis, veteran leg-spinner Imran Tahir and all-rounder Chris Morris.

Du Plessis, who retired from Tests in February, has been in form for the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2021. However, he has not played a white-ball match for South Africa since December last year and has not been part of any of their recent squads either.

Similarly, Tahir, who retired from ODIs after the 2019 World Cup but remained available for T20Is, hasn’t played a T20I in two years.

Faf du Plessis Bleeding Knee
Faf du Plessis. Image Credits: BCCI

South Africa will take on Australia in their first Super 12 stage match on October 23 in Abu Dhabi. They will meet West Indies and England as well.

South Africa T20 World Cup squad:

Temba Bavuma (c), Keshav Maharaj, Quinton de Kock (wk), Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, W Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen.

Reserve players.: George Linde, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lizaad Williams

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