South Africa National Cricket Team
South Africa National Cricket Team

South Africa National Cricket Team

South Africa National Cricket Team, also known as the Proteas, has earned only one champion in its history, yet that doesn’t mean they will never shine back again. With many young talents, the team is predicted to go to the golden era. 

South Africa National Cricket Team

South Africa National Cricket Team

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Year Joined: 1991

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South Africa National Cricket Team

SA20 Vision: "The future of cricket is brighter than ever before."

After many years losing its reputation as one of the competitive cricket team in the international stage, there is a promising future for the South Africa national cricket team.

“Now, our talent pool seems much superior, giving us the hope we want and need for a possible world cup victory sometime in the future.”

It predicts that the SA210 can be a lucrative new league, and even perform better in 2nd season in the next few years.  This league is a chance for young players to gain exposure and play side-by-side with experienced, internationally recognised players and learn from them. The growth and development of the future stars of SA Cricket is undeniable. 

"We're still a long way away but there are plenty of positives to take. It's just about leaving this behind once we leave that behind and focus on the next game, that's it,"

South Africa National Cricket Team Players

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Temba Bavuma (Test/ODI captain)Cape Town, 17/05/1990RHB RM
Aiden Markram (T20 captain)Centurion, 04/10/1994RHB OB
Matthew BreetzkeGqeberha (then Port Elizabeth), 03/11/1998RHB WK
Dewald BrevisJohannesburg, 29/04/2003RHB LB
Gerald Coetzee02/10/2000RHB RF
Quinton de KockJohannesburg, 17/12/1992LHB WK
Tony de Zorzi28/08/1997LHB OB
Dean ElgarWellcom, 11/06/1987LHB SLA
Sarel ErweePietermaritzburg, 10/11/1989LHB OB
Donovan FerreiraPretoria, 21/07/1998RHB WK
Bjorn FortuinPaarl, 21/10/1994RHB SLA
Simon HarmerPretoria, 10/02/1989RHB OB
Reeza HendricksKimberley, 14/08/1989RHB RMF
Marco JansenKlerksdorp, 01/05/2000RHB LF
Heinrich KlaasenPretoria, 30/07/1991RHB WK
Sisanda MagalaGqeberha (then Port Elizabeth), 07/01/1991RHB RFM
Keshav MaharajDurban, 07/02/1990RHB SLA
Janneman MalanNelspruit, 18/04/1996RHB LB
David MillerPietermaritzburg, 10/06/1989LHB OB
Wiaan MulderGaunteng, 19/02/1998RHB RM
Senuran MuthusamyDurban, 22/02/1994LHB SLA
Lungi NgidiDurban, 29/03/1996RHB RF
Anrich NortjeUitenhage, 16/11/1993RHB RF
Duanne OlivierGroblersdal, 09/05/1992RHB RFM
Wayne ParnellGqeberha (then Port Elizabeth), 30/07/1989LHB LMF
Keegan PetersenPaarl, 08/08/1993RHB LB
Andile PhehlukwayoDurban, 03/03/1996LHB RF
Kagiso RabadaJohannesburg, 25/05/1995LHB RF
Ryan RickletonJohannesburg, 11/07/1996LHB WK
Rilee RossouwBloemfontein, 09/10/1989LHB OB
Tabraiz ShamsiJohannesburg, 18/02/1990RHB SLW
Lutho SipamlaGqeberha (then Port Elizabeth), 12/05/1998RHB RF
Tristan Stubbs14/08/2000RHB OB/WK
Glenton StuurmanOudtshoorn, 10/08/1992RHB RM
Rassie van der DussenPretoria, 07/02/1989RHB LB
Kyle Verreynne12/05/1997RHB WK
Lizaad WilliamsVredenburg, 01/10/1993LHB RMF
Khaya ZondoWestville, 07/03/1990RHB OB

South Africa National Cricket Team - Featured Players

Who are the top cricket players of the South Africa National Cricket Team? Here is the list of the 7 best South African Cricketers that earn recognition from fans and experts worldwide.

SA cricket team featured players
SA cricket team players

1. Jacques Kallis

Until now, there have not been any cricketers who can outperform Kallis. He is truly a hero of SA cricket, who can equally well play all 3 types of all-rounders, batting all-rounders who can blow, and bowling all-rounders who can bat.  His consistent performance in the national shirt contributed to South Africa’s sole ICC trophy the ICC Champions Trophy in 1998.  He is South Africa’s leading run-scorer in Test, ODI, and across all formats as well.

2. Shaun Pollock

When mentioning Pollock, fans often relate to the best wicket-taker, who surpasses his last record to become proteas best bowler ever. With many achievements, he was selected as the Wisden cricketer of the year for 2013. And now, he now works as a commentator on SuperSport’s coverage of South African cricket.

3. Dale Steyn

There is a reason why people call Former South African cricketer Dale Steyn’s nickname ‘Steyn Gun’. The iconic and perhaps the well-thought sobriquet was given to him because of his exceptional fact bowling skills. For many years, he has been widely acknowledged as one of the most renowned fast bowlers of all time, later deeming him one of the greatest cricketers to ever play the game.

4. AB de Villiers

During his 15-year international career,  AB de Villiers was named the ICC ODI Player of the Year three times. He was also recognized as one of the five Wisden cricketers of the decade at the end of 2019.  His nickname, Mr 360 is given to signify his outstanding skills and abilities, a real life superhuman as he can hit the ball all over the ground in all directions and at all the sides of the wicket.

5. Hashim Amla

Who is the fastest cricketer in the world? South Africa National Team player, Amla is worth this title.  With his wristy leg-side flick and serene cover drive, he became the first South African to score a triple century in Test cricket, while also effectively shifting gears to become the fastest batsman to 2,000 (40 innings), 3,000 (57 innings), 4,000 (81 innings) and 5,000 (101 innings) runs in ODI cricket.

6. Allan Donald

South Africa national cricket team players are often known as the fastest cricketers in the world, in all types of roles. Bowling is no exception. White Lightning is used to call Donal due to his lightning-quick bowling, thus leading him to stay as the world’s leading pace bowler in the world arena. He along with Shaun Pollock was one of the best bowling duos worldwide.

7. Graeme Smith

One of the greatest captains of South Africa’s national cricket team, Smith holds the world record of captaining in most number test matches. He is the best example of persistence, endless effort-making, and focus. Based solely on his batting style, which involves a strong bottom-hand grip, stiff foot movements, and a tendency to favour the on side, Smith wouldn’t have been considered a top Test player by many. However, Smith has managed to defy those expectations, thanks first to his impressive batting skills and then to his sharp mind, which has allowed him to redefine the concept of consistency in cricket.

South Africa National Cricket Team - Honours

South Africa National Cricket Team

South Africa national cricket team has been quite successful in the ODI format, registering victories in more than 60% of its matches. 

However, the team has only managed to win one ICC-organised tournament, which is the 1998 Champions Trophy. 

Apart from that, South Africa also clinched the gold medal at the 1998 Commonwealth Games.

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