We are almost on the brink of the T20 World Cup 2021. All the teams participating in the tournament have unveiled their jerseys for the tournament, and the South Africa cricket team is the new addition to this list.
The South African cricket team has had a bit of history when it comes to its on-field attire. The Proteas, as they are more popularly referred to, have always dorn some of the most stylish of uniforms on the cricket field.
South Africa will be wearing a yellow jersey in the tournament. The jersey has the logo of T20 World Cup 2021 on the top-left side. The symbol of Cricket South Africa is there on the top-right side.
Another jersey which is in green color, follows the same pattern. The International Cricket Council unveiled the South African side’s jerseys today on its official Twitter handle.
T20 World Cup 2021: South Africa Team
Temba Bavuma is the captain of the South Africa cricket team in the upcoming tournament. It is one of the most inexperienced squads in the 2021 T20 World Cup. The absence of key players like Faf du Plessis, Chris Morris, and Imran Tahir will likely affect the team’s performance.
South Africa is there in Group 1 along with England, Australia, and West Indies. Two other teams from Group A and B will join these four teams.
South Africa will start its campaign on 23rd October against Australia. They will play the match at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, and you can catch the live streaming of the same on Disney+ Hotstar.
South Africa is currently at number five in the ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings with 250 ratings. South Africa last played a T20I series in September against Sri Lanka and won by a 3-0 margin. Quinton de Kock was adjudged player of the match for his performance as he made 153 runs in three games at a strike rate of 121.43.
South Africa’s Performance in T20 World Cup
The South Africa cricket team is one of the few teams that has never won a T20 World Cup. They are a team that has never progressed past the semi-finals in the ODI World Cup or T20 World Cup.
The team’s best performance came in the 2009 and 2014 editions. The team qualified to the semi-finals in both seasons. South Africa lost the 2009 semi-final against Pakistan and lost to India in 2014.
AB de Villiers, who played all the previous six editions of the T20 World Cup, is the team’s leading run-scorer. He made 717 runs in 30 matches at an average of 29.87 and a strike rate of 143.40. He also hit five half-centuries.
Dale Steyn is South Africa’s leading wicket-taker in the tournament. He picked 30 wickets in 26 matches at an average of 19.30, an economy of 6.96, and a strike rate of 16.6.