World Cup 2019 Team: Hashim Amla gets a place in South Africa squad
Cape Town : South Africa on Thursday announced the ICC World Cup 2019 squad, with Hashim Amla getting a place in the 15 men squad. All-rounder Chris Morris failed to grab any spot.
Amid a questionable form in all formats of the game, Hashim Amla's selection to the ICC World Cup 2019 squad had been a hot topic of debate in recent days.
In One-Day International cricket he has managed a single century in his previous 16 innings, dating back to the start of 2018, at an average of 35.26.
Despite the fact that Hashim Amla is facing it difficult to regain his lost form, Chris Morris' exclusion has come as a surprise for many. Going by his performance in the ongoing Indian Premier League and his ability to drive match in death overs, his exclusion is set to raise many eyebrows on the selectors.
Fast bowlers Lungi Ngidi and Anrich Nortje were both injury doubts, but have been selected, with the former especially crucial to the side given his wicket-taking ability and economy in the opening overs.
Faf du Plessis will captain the side, with experienced batsman JP Duminy and fast bowler Dale Steyn also included.
South Africa ICC World Cup 2019 squad: Faf du Plessis (captain), Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla, David Miller, JP Duminy, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi.
South Africa will be playing their first match in the World Cup against England at The Oval on May 30.