The South Africa national cricket team or Proteas falls under the administration of Cricket South Africa and is a full-time member of ICC. Its nickname, Proteas, comes from the national flower of South Africa known as King Proteas. During its initial days, the team was weak and couldn’t stand in the field in front of teams like England and Australia, but as time progressed the team kept getting better and better, and in the 20th century South Africa cricket team became one of the best cricket teams in the world.
South Africa National Cricket Team Captain: Temba Bavuma
- South Africa National Cricket Team Captain: Temba Bavuma
- Star player: Lungi Ngidi
- South Africa national cricket Team Coach
- South Africa Team Squad
- Which players from the current squad appeared in the previous World Cup tournaments?
- Possible lineup
- History of South Africa at the Cricket World Cup
Temba gained captaincy over the South Africa national cricket team in March 2021. Temba is well known for being the first black African cricketer to make a test century and is among one of the three South African cricketers to make a century on the ODI debut. He also has the honor of being the first black African to captain the South Africa national cricket team.
Star player: Lungi Ngidi
Ngidi is regarded as the star player of the South Africa national cricket team. He is a fast-paced bowler and is one of the best bowlers in the team. His bowling skills helped him land a spot on the national team. His exceptional performance on the field helped him bag the title of Player of the Year, for African T20 Cup.
South Africa national cricket Team Coach
In 2023 Cricket South Africa appointed Shukri Conrad as the Test coach of the South Africa national cricket team. Before joining Cricket South Africa, Shukri used to play first-class cricket for the Western province. After his retirement, he coached Cape Cobras, Highveld Lions, and Gauteng. From 2010 to 2011 he was briefly appointed to coach the Ugandan national cricket team.
Rob was appointed as the ODI and T20I coach of the South Africa national team in January 2023. Previously he had been the head coach of Titans in South African domestic cricket. He was also the coach of Otago and Central Districts in New Zealand.
South Africa Team Squad
The official team squad has not been announced yet, but we have made a table depicting the probable team squad:
|Quinton de Kock||Wicket-keeper Batsman|
We are so proud of South Africa for making it to the top ten teams. South African team carries an aura of victory and all we can say is best of luck for the World Cup.
When will the Team Squad be announced?
Cricket South Africa hasn’t announced the team squad yet. The announcement will most probably come in three weeks.
Which players from the current squad appeared in the previous World Cup tournaments?
Let’s look at the players from the current squad who have previously graced the World Cup field.
|Player name||World Cup year|
|Quinton de Kock||2019, 2015|
|David Miller||2019, 2015|
|Wayne Parnell||2015, 2011|
Cricket South Africa hasn’t announced the possible lineup yet. Here is our prediction:
History of South Africa at the Cricket World Cup
South Africa wasn’t a member of ICC from 1975 to 1987, therefore the team couldn’t compete in the tournament. South Africa started its journey with ICC in the year 1992.
|1975||Was not an ICC member|
|1979||Was not an ICC member|
|1983||Was not an ICC member|
|1987||Was not an ICC member|
|1992||Made it to the semifinals but lost to England|
|1996||Made it to the quarterfinals but lost to West Indies|
|1999||Made it to the semifinals but couldn’t proceed further|
|2003||Made it to the pool stage but got eliminated|
|2007||Made it to the semifinals but lost to Australia|
|2011||Made it to quarterfinals but lost to New Zealand|
|2015||Made it to the semifinals but lost to New Zealand|
|2019||Made it to the group stage|