South Africa is yet to win the ODI World Cup. However, in recent years, the team has slowly become consistent in the ICC events. It might all come down to their performance under pressure to win such a high-profile tournament. On that note, here, we take a look at eight South African players who played in the 2019 ODI WC but won’t feature in the 2023 ODI World Cup.
South African players who won’t feature in the 2023 ODI World Cup
The Proteas have undergone severe changes from the last edition of the World Cup. A lot of these changes are due to the retirement of some popular players. Interestingly, Temba Bavuma, who will lead the side in the 2023 ODI World Cup, was not even a part of the previous edition of the tournament. Faf du Plessis has not represented them since the World Cup while Imran Tahir is also not in contention. Phehlukwayo played some ODIs last year but it would be unlikely to see him board the flight to India. The likes of Hashim Amla, Dale Steyn, Chris Morris, Duminy and Pretorius have all retired since then.
- Faf du Plessis
- Hashim Amla (Retired)
- JP Duminy (Retired)
- Dwaine Pretorius (Retired)
- Andile Phehlukwayo
- Dale Steyn (Retired)
- Chris Morris (Retired)
- Imran Tahir
A team that could surprise many
It would be a great mistake if teams do not rate South Africa in the 2023 ODI WC. The team has a solid core and can reach the semi-finals of the competition. However, for the Proteas, the big names must have to step up.
The bowling is the strength of the squad. The likes of Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje and Keshav Maharaj will be expected to do well. In the batting department, IPL regulars such as David Miller, Aiden Markram, Quinton de Kock and Heinrich Klaasen will be expected to have a great outing in India.