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Uncapped Maharaj picked for T20 World Cup

No room for Du Plessis, Tahir

Published : 09 Sep 2021 09:22 PM

Keshav Maharaj has been named in South Africa's T20 World Cup squad as the selectors picked three spinners in their 15-man squad. Maharaj, who has played 36 Tests and 14 ODIs, is yet to make his T20I debut. In the 104 T20s, the left-arm spinner has 83 wickets at a strike rate of 26 and an economy of 6.62.

Bjorn Fortuin and Tabraiz Shamsi are the other two spinners while George Linde has been picked as one of the three reserve players. There was no room for veterans Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir and Chris Morris.

All-rounder Wiaan Mulder, who has played four T20Is so far for South Africa, has also been named in the side which will be led by Temba Bavuma.

South Africa Squad:

Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, WIaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen. Andile Phehlukwayo and Lizaad Williams are the other two reserves.