South Africa

AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers (captain):

Given the responsibility to lead the South African side with the hope of their first ever World Cup title. He scored the fastest ODI century against the West Indies and can create boundaries from nearly every angle of the field.

Hashim Amla

Hashim Amla:

He became the fastest batsmen to score 5000 ODI runs. He can give flying starts to his team in the 50 over format of the game thanks to his stroke play.

Kyle Abbott

Kyle Abbott:

Medium pacers who can move the ball in the air and can bowl devastating yorkers. He can score runs while batting down the order.

Farhaan Behardien

Farhaan Behardien:

A medium pacer who can bat down the middle order. His timing gives extra power to his strokes.

Quinton de Kock

Quinton de Kock:

A wicket keeper batsmen who scored three consecutive centuries in the series against India in 2013.

JP Duminy:

JP Duminy:

Left arm batsman and a right arm off-spinner. He has made a place in the side due to his all-round skills as well as his fielding

Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis:

The Proteas’ T20 captain has been given the duty to bat at number three for his side. He used to bowl leg break for some time as well.

Imran Tahir:

Imran Tahir:

The Pakistani-born leg spinner is knock for bowling googlies as well as reducing the scoring rate of the opposition.

David Miller

David Miller:

A middle order batsman who can become destructive for any bowling line. He can hit boundaries with ease and can build solid partnerships.

Morne Morkel

Morne Morkel

The lanky pacer who can extract bounce from any kind of pitch. He has the knack to score boundaries for the team lower down the order.

Wayne Parnell

Wayne Parnell:

The left hand pacer with ability to swing the ball and hard hitting batting has earned him a spot in the Proteas’ 15 man squad for the mega event. He also left the South African side in Under-19 World Cup in 2008.

Aaron Phangiso

Aaron Phangiso:

Phangiso can turn the ball and bowls at different variations.

Vernon Philander

Vernon Philander:

The left arm seamer became the quickest bowler to grab 50 wickets in ODIs. He has also proven himself as a handy batsman.

Rilee Rossouw

Rilee Rossouw:

A handy batsman who can play in the top seven positions of the team. His future remains uncertain for the team and is unlikely to be included in the playing XI if others are not fit.

Dale Steyn

Dale Steyn:

The spearhead of the South African pace attack; Steyn can bowl at ferocious pace and can deliver clever slow balls. He is known as the most premier pacer in cricket at the moment