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South Africa Squad for ICC Cricket World Cup



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South Africa is one of the leading contenders for the 2007 World Cup crown. The squad, lead by Graeme Smith, has been performing very well recently. They beat India 4-0 in the just concluded bilateral series on their home ground.
South Africa first played at the World Cup in 1992 after their ban was lifted. In their first appearance itself, they made it to the semi-finals. Since then they have been performing very well on a regular basis.

Under Hansie Cronje, their erstwhile captain who was later removed due to his involvement in match fixing, the South African team grew as cohesive unit. He had a very high success rate and South Africa won around 80 per cent of their matches under him. Jonty Rhodes was instrumental in revolutionizing the art of fielding. He became the model of every youngster with his flying saves and dives. There are also some other notable players like Gary Kirsten, Daryl Cullinan and Allan Donald.

Graeme Smith will be leading the South Africans at the 2007 World Cup. Here are the names of the 15 players who will be making the trip to the West Indies.

South Africa Cricket team Squad for Cricket World Cup 2015
Player NameDOBRoleBattingBowling
AB de VilliersFeb 17, 1984Captain, Wicketkeeper, BatsmanRight Hand BatRight Arm Meduim
Hashim AmlaMar 31, 1983Vice Captain, BatsmanRight Hand Bat Right Arm Offbreak
Francois du PlessisJul 13, 1984All Rounder Right Hand BatLegbreak
Dale SteynJun 27, 1983Bowler Right Hand BatRight Arm Fast
David MillerJun 10, 1989Middle-order batsmanLeft Hand Bat Right-arm offbreak
Quinton de KockDec 17, 1992WicketkeeperLeft Hand Bat  
Jean Paul DuminyApr 14, 1984All Rounder Left Hand BatRight Arm Offbreak
Morne MorkelOct 6, 1984Bowler Left Hand BatRight Arm Fast
Aaron PhangisoJan 21, 1984BowlerRight Hand BatLeft Arm Orthodox
Farhaan BehardienOct 9, 1983BatsmanRight Hand BatRight Arm Medium
Wayne ParnellJul 30, 1989Bowler Left Hand BatLeft Arm Medium Fast
Imran TahirMar 27, 1979Bowler Right Hand BatLegbreak Googly
Kyle AbbottJun 18, 1987Bowler Right Hand BatRight arm fast medium
Rilee Rossouw Oct 9, 1989BatsmanLeft Hand BatRight arm offbreak
Vernon PhilanderJun 24, 1985All Rounder Right Hand BatRight Arm Fast Medium




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