South Africa will always be a tough opponent in T20 cricket as it is one of the best fielding units and has tremendous bowler and batters in the side. Although the country has never won any T20 world cup, it is still one of the top contenders. A team has to be on the top of the game to beat South Africa. They are inundated with players who can change the course of the match without batting an eye lid.
T20 World Cup 2021 South Africa Team Squad
South Africa have announced 15 member squad for T20 world cup 2021.
- Temba Bavuma (Captain)
- Keshav Maharaj
- Quinton de Kock (Wicket Keeper)
- Bjorn Fortuin
- Reeza Hendricks
- Heinrich Klaasen
- Aiden Markram
- David Miller
- Wiaan Mulder
- Lungi Ngidi
- Anrich Nortje
- Dwaine Pretorius
- Kagiso Rabada
- Tabraiz Shamsi
- Rassie van der Dussen
Check out T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule and download the fixtures in pdf format.
Performance of South Africa Team in T20 World Cup
In the 2007 T20 world cup held in Johannesburg, South Africa didn’t perform as expected. It was placed in the group along with Bangladesh and West indies. South Africa won both fixtures and proceeded to super 8 stage. It won 2 matches out of 3 and lost the solitary one to Indian by 37 runs. The team couldn’t proceed to the knock out stage due to poor run rate.
In the next T20 World cup in 2009, South Africa won all the matches in the group and proceeded to the next round. In the super 8 stage, it again won all the three matches and ended up at the top of the table. The knockout stage saw the PROTEAS pitted against Pakistan and the former choked true to their reputation. Chasing a total of 149, South Africans could only make 142 and lost by 7 runs.
In the 2010 T20 world cup in West Indies, South Africa won only a single match and lost another one to India in the group. It entered the super 8 stage where it lost 2 matches out of 3 and ended up at the bottom of the table.
The 2012 T20 world cup in Sri Lanka saw the South Africans winning all the fixtures and moving into the Super 8 category where they lost all 3 encounters and exited from the tournament.
In 2014 T20 world cup proved to be luckier for PROTEAS as they finished second in their group but lost to India in knock out stage.
In 2016 T20 World Cup, again they could not qualify for the semi final matches.
South Africa in T20 World Cup Semi Final
South Africans have played two semi finals in 2009 and 2014 respectively. In 2009 they lost to Pakistan by 7 runs while in 2014 India handed them 6 wickets defeat.
South Africa in T20 World Cup Final
They have not played a single final.
Participation of South Africa Team in T20 World Cup
South Africa has participated in all the editions of the T20 world cup without any luck.