Cricket South Africa (CSA) have officially revealed their men’s squad for the highly anticipated ODI World Cup 2023 set to take place in India. In a live press conference held on Tuesday, CSA officials, alongside limited-overs coach Rob Walter, introduced the squad that boasts several star cricketers who will carry the hopes of a nation.

Temba Bavuma to Lead the Charge

Temba Bavuma, a seasoned cricketer with a wealth of experience, will don the captain’s armband for South Africa in the ODI World Cup 2023. His leadership and batting prowess will be crucial as the Proteas aim to clinch their first-ever ODI World Cup title.

Familiar Faces Make the Cut

The squad announced for the ODI World Cup 2023 includes some familiar names that have been integral to South African cricket. Among them are Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, and David Miller, all of whom have a proven track record of delivering under pressure on the international stage.

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Spin Wizards Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi

South Africa’s spin department is set to be led by the dynamic duo of Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi. Both spinners have been in excellent form in recent years and will be vital in providing crucial breakthroughs during the tournament.

Pace Battery Ready to Fire

In the fast-bowling department, South Africa boasts a formidable trio in Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, and Marco Jansen. These three pacers have the ability to generate raw pace and bounce, which can be a potent weapon on Indian pitches.

Notable Omissions

One of the significant talking points of the squad announcement was the omission of young batting sensation Dewald Brevis. Despite his promising performances in domestic and franchise cricket, the selectors decided to leave him out for the upcoming tournament.

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South Africa squad for the ODI World Cup 2023:

Temba Bavuma (c), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton De kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Henrich Klaasen, Sisanda Magala, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen

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