South Africa Cricket Team



South Africa Cricket Team

The South African team is also known as Proteas, is one of the successful teams in ODI format with 377 wins out of 610 total matches. South Africa is always a favorite team because of their consistency but they haven’t qualified for a World Cup Final. They are famous as chokers because they mostly lose at big stages like the World Cup. They qualified 4 times in CWC Semifinals which is the highest finish of the team. Protea team will start warm-up matches against Sri Lanka on 24th May and official match against England on 30th May 2019.

In last Cricket World Cup, South Africa team qualified for Semi-finals under the captaincy of AB De Villiers. They lost against the home team New Zealand in the semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

2015 ICC Cricket World Cup South Africa Results



Group Stage

South Africa

339/4 (50/50 ov)


Zimbabwe 277 (48.2/50 ov)

South Africa won by 62 runs

India 307/7 (50 ov)

South Africa 177 (40.2/50 ov)

India won by 130 runs

New Zealand

152/9 (23.1 overs)


151 (32.2 overs)

New Zealand won by 1 wicket

South Africa 408/5 (50 ov)

West Indies 151 (33.1/50 ov)

South Africa won by 257 runs

South Africa 411/4 (50 overs)

Ireland 210 (45/50 ov)

South Africa won by 201 runs

Pakistan 222 (46.4/47 ov)

South Africa 202 (33.3/47 ov, target: 232)

Pakistan won by 29 runs (D/L method)

South Africa 341/6 (50/50 ov)

United Arab Emirates 195 (47.3/50 ov)

South Africa won by 146 runs

Quarter Final

Sri Lanka 133 (37.2/50 ov)

South Africa 134/1 (18/50 ov)

South Africa won by 9 wickets (with 192 balls remaining)


South Africa 281/5 (43/43 ov)

New Zealand 299/6 (42.5/43 ov, target: 298)

New Zealand won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining) (D/L method)


South Africa Squad 2019 Cricket World Cup

Faf du Plessis (captain): The old lad has enough experience at his back to lead the South African team this World Cup. Faf is the successor of AB De Villiers after 2015 Cricket World Cup. He started his career in January 2011 against India at Cape Town, since then he has scored 5120 runs in 128 innings of 134 ODI matches.

Quinton de Kock (wk): The Keeper of the cricket team de Kock had played many crucial innings for his team. He is a young wicketkeeper who made his debut in January 2013 against New Zealand at Paarl. So far he scores 4602 runs in 106 ODI matches with an average of 45.

Hashim Amla: The Right-hand batsmen of South-African team have an exceptional temperament and have played long innings in Tests and ODIs. Amla averages of nearly 50 in ODIs, scoring 7910 runs in 171 innings of 174 matches.

Aiden Markram: He will be performing Opening batsman role for the team, making his ODI debut in 2017 against Bangladesh, Aiden is only 24 years old player. Markram is a genuine opening batsman who can bowl few overs too.

Rassie van der Dussen: The middle-order right-hand batsmen made his debut in January 2019 against Pakistan. Dussen made his debut in the age of 29 and still haven’t played a single Test match, but his ODI record is exceptional. In 9 matches he scores 353 runs with an average of 88.

JP Duminy: The left-hand batting all-rounder Jean-Paul Duminy is an experienced campaigner who has played a lot of cricket in his 35 years of age. He made his ODI debut in 2004 and since then in 175 innings of 194 matches, he scores 5047 runs with an average of 37. Also took 68 wickets in 131 bowling innings.

David Miller: The left-hand middle-order batsman from Pietermaritzburg had made his ODI debut in 2010 against West Indies. He played 106 innings of 120 ODI matches and scored 2922 runs with an average of 39 and his strike is over 100.

Andile Phehlukwayo: The right-arm fast medium bowler, Phehlukwayo has made his ODI debut in September 2016. He played 43 ODI matches and took 54 wickets. Phehlukwayo also can bat at lower order position, so far scoring 416 runs in 25 innings with an average of 32.

Dwaine Pretorius: Recently making debut for South Africa in the shorter version of the game. Pretorius the right arm fast bowler has played 19 ODI matches and took 24 wickets also scored a half-century in 8 batting innings.

Kagiso Rabada: is a left-arm fast bowler who starts his ODI career in July 2015 against Bangladesh. Since then Rabada is an integral part of Test and ODI teams and is the backbone of his team. He took 106 wickets in 66 ODI matches.

Dale Steyn: The speedster of South African team since 2004, Steyn has made his ODI debut in 2005 at Centurion. He has 439 test wickets, 196 ODI wickets, and 61 T20Is wickets.

Imran Tahir: Pakistan born South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir has made his ODI debut for SA in February 2011 against West Indies. He has taken 162 wickets in 98 ODI matches.

Lungi Ngidi: plays as a Right-arm fast bowler in the team. He made his ODI debut in February 2018 and took 34 wickets in 18 matches.

Anrich Nortje: The Right-arm fast bowler has made his debut in March 2019 against Sri Lanka, he has 8 ODI wickets in 4 matches.

Tabraiz Shamsi: The South-African born player made his ODI debut back in June 2016 against Australia. Shamsi has orthodox style and he is a slow left-arm chinaman bowler. He played 15 ODI matches and took 19 wickets.

South Africa 2019 World Cup Fixtures


Time (UK)



30 May 2019


England VS South Africa

The Oval, London

2 June 2019


Bangladesh VS South Africa

The Oval, London

5 June 2019


India VS South Africa

Rose Bowl, Southampton

10 June 2019


South Africa VS West Indies

Rose Bowl, Southampton

15 June 2019


Afghanistan VS South Africa

Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

19 June 2019


New Zealand VS South Africa

Edgbaston, Birmingham

23 June 2019


Pakistan VS South Africa

Lord's, London

28 June 2019


South Africa VS Sri Lanka

Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street

6 July 2019


Australia VS South Africa

Old Trafford, Manchester

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