Predicting The Strongest Playing XI Of South Africa For ICC T20 World Cup 2022

South Africa will be one of the top contenders to win the ICC T20 World Cup later this year in Australia. The Proteas unluckily missed out on a place in the semifinals last year. They won four out of their five group stage matches but finished outside the Top 2 of the points table because of their inferior net run rate.

This year, Temba Bavuma and his men will be keen to win all their group stage matches and make it to the next round of the tournament. They have some of the biggest match-winners in their squad, and in this listicle today, we will look at the strongest possible playing XI for the Proteas:

Openers of South Africa for T20 World Cup: Temba Bavuma (c) and Quinton de Kock (wk)

Temba Bavuma has proven himself as one of the top captains in international cricket right now. He can provide quick starts to the team in the powerplay overs along with Quinton de Kock, who is among the best batters in T20 cricket at the moment.


Middle Order: Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Tristan Stubbs and David Miller

The trio of Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller can wreak havoc against any bowling attack in the world. All three players are in splendid touch and could power the Proteas to their maiden World Cup title. New player Tristan Stubbs could cement his place in the middle-order if he replicates his domestic cricket brilliance.

All Rounder of South Africa for T20 World Cup 2022: Dwaine Pretorius

Pace-bowling all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius will contribute in both departments. Even Aiden Markram can contribute a few overs with the ball if needed.

Bowlers: Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, and Tabraiz Shamsi

South Africa will probably go with their two spinners in the playing XI. Both Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi have bowled impressively in T20 cricket. The duo of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje can prove to be lethal in Australian conditions.



Vinay Chhabria is a cricket and WWE enthusiast who supports Roman Reigns and Gujarat Titans. He has been following cricket for the last 15 years and WWE since 2016.

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