Many legendary players have not been selected in the team that South Africa’s team has selected for the T20 World Cup.
South Africa World Cup squad: Temba Bavuma (c), Keshav Maharaj, Quinton de Kock (wk), Bjorn Fortune, Reeza Hendrix, Heinrich Klaasen, Edin Markram, David Miller, W Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Enrikh Norkhia , Dwayne Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabrez Shamsi, Rasi van der Dussain | Reserves: Georgie Linde, Andile Fehulquio, Lizad Williams.
All the countries have announced their teams for the ICC T20 World Cup. Talking about the South African team, many big names have not been included. Despite this, the team’s star spin bowler Tabrez Shamsi believes that he does not have big names in his team, yet his team is very good. South Africa has not selected only its three most experienced T20 players in the team. Former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis, leg-spinner Imran Tahir and all-rounder Chris Morris have not been included in the team.
South Africa defeated Sri Lanka in the second T20 International to win the third consecutive T20I series. On the series win, Shamsi said, “We are winning series continuously so I don’t think this team is rubbish. I think we are good enough. Africa beat Sri Lanka by nine wickets on Sunday.
Many new faces in South Africa’s team
Shamsi said, people speak about great teams. This team is equal to him. We can’t have that many household names because we haven’t played that much international cricket. It does not mean that the players are not that good, it is just being said because no one knows the players well.
Shamsi further said, we are bowling so many overs of spin because we have so many good spinners. It’s been great. Maybe earlier when we used to take spinning wickets, we didn’t give spinners many chances. This is a new change for us. We have players to play according to the conditions. We have three quality spinners in the team, we also have a bowler like Makram and that means the captain can use me in different ways.
Shamsi realizes his role
Chinaman Shamsi took 3 wickets for 20 runs in his four overs, while the batsman Makram proved to be a surprise package, he bowled four overs and took three wickets for 21 runs. Left-arm spinner Bjorn Fortuin took two wickets for 12 runs in his four overs. Team captain, left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj took two wickets for 10 runs in 2.1 overs.
Shamsi said, I have realized that my role is very unstable. I would have been disappointed if I didn’t take wickets. I have realized that I don’t always need to take wickets to win the team. If people are playing me carefully, then I can get the over even after giving less runs.
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