Crickdose: Three Things We Learned From South Africa’s World Cup Squad Announcement


South Africa have named their squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup. Most of the squad is as per the expectations, but there is one major surprise. So here are the top three things that we learned from South Africa’s World Cup Squad Announcement:

1) Morris Makes it

Chris Morris has been performing well in recent times. It was expected that the allrounder would be in the Proteas squad for the World Cup. However, the selectors initially chose to ignore his recent form. This was probably his last shot at a World Cup considering his age, and he was very disappointed to miss out. But an injury to Anrich Nortje has made sure that Morris makes it to the squad.

2) Amla In

Hashim Amla has been included in the squad, despite his personal issues in recent times. The top-order batsman has also been struggling on the pitch. However, the selectors have placed their faith in the veteran and he is expected to play a major role at the top of the order. Amla is a class batsman who would be eager to perform in England.

3) Nortje Misses Out

Anrich Nortje has burst on to the international scene after the departure of Duanne Olivier. Nortje had managed to impress the selectors sufficiently to make the initial World Cup squad. He has the pace and the ability to trouble a lot of batsmen. However, an injury has ruled him out of the World Cup. He can count himself very unlucky.

To sum up, the South Africans have a well-rounded squad and they will have high expectations. The African nation is certainly one of the best teams out there, and they just need to hold their nerve at the vital moments!

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