Tuesday, January 30, 2007

South Africa to Declare World Cup Cricket Squad by February 15

After beating the visiting team Pakistan, South Africa is now very much confidence with the ODI series and Twenty20 series against Pakistan. They have declared their ODI and Twenty20 squad against Pakistan. It is very usual that ahead of the world cup cricket tournament they will go through some experiment to make a balanced squad for the world cup tournament. News24 reported:

"We are confident in our one-day squad and have therefore retained the players that have performed for us over the past two seasons," said national convener of selectors, Haroon Lorgat.

"The final Proteas squad of 15 for the ICC Cricket World Cup West Indies 2007 will be made public on February 15," Lorgat said.

Also announced was the Twenty20 squad to play against Pakistan at the Wanderers Stadium on Friday.

Star Proteas Jacques Kallis, Mark Boucher, Makhaya Ntini, Ande Nel, Andrew Hall and Charl Langeveldt will be rested for the encounter.

Herschelle Gibbs is not eligible for selection for the Twenty20 match and the first ODI because he is serving a two-match ICC suspension.

The selectors have included Gulam Bodi, the hard hitting Titans batsman, fellow Titans swing bowler Alfonso Thomas and Diamond Eagles wicket keeping batsman Morne van Wyk in the Pro20 squad.

It has also been reported that the final world cup squad of South Africa for the world cup cricket will be declared by February 15. It is true that though the players are very much confident over their recent performance but they will have some pressure to prove themselves eligible for one of the 15 world cup going cricketer.