Cricket South Africa Announces Strong 15-Member Squad for ICC ODI World Cup 2023 On Tuesday, September 5th, 2023, Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced a talented 15-member squad to represent the nation at the upcoming ICC ODI World Cup 2023 to be held in India.
Experienced captain Temba Bavuma will lead the Proteas in this prestigious tournament as he aims to guide his team to their first-ever ODI World Cup title.
De Cock To lead Top Order For South Africa in 2023 World Cup
The squad features a balanced mix of seasoned campaigners and exciting young talent. Wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock, who recently announced his retirement from ODI cricket after this event, will be crucial with his explosive batting at the top of the order.
Vice-captain Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller bring stability to the middle order.
Pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada will lead the bowling attack and look to replicate his success from previous ICC events.
He will be supported by fellow quicks Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje and all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius.
Debut Picks For South African Team in 2023 World Cup
There is also a surprise maiden World Cup call-up for 22-year-old rising star Gerald Coetzee. The young fast bowler has impressed in his first two ODI appearances against the West Indies this year, picking up 5 wickets at a miserly economy rate of 5.50.
In total, eight players in the squad will be making their ODI World Cup debuts for South Africa. While this brings inexperience, their skill and talent make them strong contenders.
Spin twins Tabraiz Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj will be crucial on the slower Indian pitches. Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller add power hitting in the lower order.
One notable omission was talented youngster Dewald Brevis, who has excelled in domestic cricket and the IPL but missed out on World Cup selection.
With a well-balanced squad featuring the perfect blend of youth and experience, South Africa will be aiming to clinch that elusive World Cup crown.
If the team can fire on all cylinders and handle the pressure of knockout games, they have the ability to go all the way.
South Africa Squad 2023 World Cup
|Temba Bavuma (C)||Captain|
|Quinton De Kock||Batsman/Wicket-keeper|
|Rassie van der Dussen||Batsman|
Team South Africa 2023 World Cup Schedule
|Sat, 07 October||South Africa vs Sri Lanka||Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi||2:00 PM||11:30 AM|
|Thu, 12 October||Australia vs South Africa||BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow||2:00 PM||11:30 AM|
|Tue, 17 October||South Africa vs Netherlands||Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala||2:00 PM||11:30 AM|
|Sat, 21 October||England vs South Africa||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai||2:00 PM||11:30 AM|
|Tue, 24 October||South Africa vs Bangladesh||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai||2:00 PM||11:30 AM|
|Fri, 27 October||Pakistan vs South Africa||Chidambaram, Chennai||2:00 PM||11:30 AM|
|Wed, 01 November||New Zealand vs South Africa||Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Mumbai||2:00 PM||11:30 AM|
|Sun, 05 November||India vs South Africa||Eden Gardens, Kolkata||2:00 PM||11:30 AM|
|Fri, 10 November||South Africa vs Afghanistan||Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad||2:00 PM||11:30 AM|
How To Watch South Africa’s 2023 World Cup Matches Live?
SuperSport Secures Extensive Broadcast Rights for ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 Across Sub-Saharan Africa
The African pay-TV broadcaster SuperSport has obtained the rights to provide comprehensive live coverage of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.
As the premier destination for sports content on the continent, SuperSport will televise and stream every single match of the highly anticipated cricket tournament live to audiences across the region.
In total, the broadcaster will air 48 matches played between October and November 2023 in India where the world’s top one-day international teams compete for the prestigious World Cup title.
In addition to live television broadcasts, all matches will also be streamed online via SuperSport’s website and mobile apps. This provides digital access for those on the go.
The availability across DStv and GOtv platforms as well as the DStv Now streaming service will ensure wide accessibility across Sub-Saharan Africa’s 50+ countries.
Cricket enthusiasts throughout the region can look forward to waking up early or staying up late to support their teams and not miss a single ball when the World Cup action begins.
- Live TV coverage through SuperSport channels on DStv and GOtv
- Online streaming via SuperSport online platform and mobile apps
- DStv Now streaming service
- Coverage in 50+ countries in Sub-Saharan Africa