South Africa announced their squad for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2022 on September 6, Tuesday. Temba Bavuma has returned from injury to lead the side, while star batter Rassie van der Dussen misses out due to an injury. The same squad will lock horns with India ahead of the marquee event.
Bavuma was ruled out of the ongoing England tour after he sustained an elbow injury in the fourth T20I against India in June this year. Rassie, on the other hand, has been ruled out of both the tournaments due to a left index finger injury that he sustained during the second Test against England at Manchester. He will undergo a surgery and is expected to be out of action for at least six weeks.
The focus will be on youngster Tristan Stubbs, who recently impressed during the England T20Is. He averaged close to 50 and scored his runs at a strike rate of 215.9. On the other hand, Rossouw, who signed a Kolpak deal with Hampshire in 2017, returned to the South African set-up for the T20I series in England where he averaged 65.5.
South Africa squad: Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs.
Travelling Reserves: Bjorn Fortuin, Marco Jansen and Andile Phehlukwayo.
South Africa also announce a 15-member squad for India ODIs
South Africa have also announced a 15-member squad for the three-match ODI rubber against India, with the three games taking place on October 6, 9 and 11.
The likes of top order bat Janneman Malan and all-rounder Phelukwayo have found a place in the ODI squad. Phelukwayo is also a part of the reserves for the T20 World Cup.
South Africa ODI squad against India: Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell , Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi.