As it happened: Proteas 2019 CWC squad announcement

2019-04-18 09:43
Last Updated at
18 Apr 13:33
18 Apr 13:26
Tabraiz Shamsi
18 Apr 13:25
Lungi Ngidi
18 Apr 13:25
Imran Tahir
18 Apr 13:25
Anrich Nortje
18 Apr 13:24
Dale Steyn
18 Apr 13:24
Kagiso Rabada
18 Apr 13:24
Dwaine Pretorius
18 Apr 13:24
Andile Phehlukwayo
18 Apr 13:23
David Miller
18 Apr 13:23
JP Duminy
18 Apr 13:23
Rassie van der Dussen
18 Apr 13:23
Aiden Markram
18 Apr 13:22
Hashim Amla
18 Apr 13:22
Quinton de Kock
18 Apr 13:21
Faf du Plessis (captain)
18 Apr 13:20
Zondi highlights importance of having youth and experience in the squad. 
18 Apr 13:20
Zondi: "It's been a 16 month journey in trying to make sure that it is the right team ... "
18 Apr 13:19
Hard lines for Reeza Hendricks, but in the end the selectors have backed Hashim Amla's experience and pedigree ... 
18 Apr 13:18

Hashim Amla is IN ... 

Reeza Hendricks is OUT ... 

18 Apr 13:17

Proteas 2019 World Cup squad:

Faf du Plessis (captain), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, Rassie van der Dussen

18 Apr 13:14
Here we go ...
18 Apr 13:13
Sounds like Nenzani is about to announce the squad ... 
18 Apr 13:08
They are now revealing the South African World Cup kit ... 
18 Apr 13:07
Zondi: "We are confident in the team that we have picked."
18 Apr 13:06
Moroe now thanks selection chief Zondi for the work he has done in finalising the squad ... 
18 Apr 13:06
Moroe: "We have the entire nation anxiously waiting to see who the 15 guys are who will represent South Africa ... "
18 Apr 13:05
Thabang Moroe now speaking ... 
18 Apr 13:02
Selection convenor Linda Zondi, CSA CEO Thabang Moroe and CSA president Chris Nenzani are on the panel ... 
18 Apr 13:01
The broadcast has started ... 
18 Apr 12:59

Remember, the players are completely in the dark here. 

They will find out if they have made the squad when the rest of the country does. 

Makes for a few nervy minutes ahead ... 

18 Apr 12:55

The News24 newsroom is buzzing with anticipation. 

Still a few 'AB de Villiers' chirps flying around! 

Wouldn't that be something ... 

18 Apr 12:36

Spare a thought for selection chief Linda Zondi

Whichever way the selectors go, there will be a backlash. 

However, one would expect that backlash to be more subdued if Amla goes to the World Cup as opposed to him being left out. 

18 Apr 12:33

So much speculation flying around ... 

For a while now, it has looked a three-horse race for two spots between Amla, Hendricks and Markram, and that still appears to be the case. 

18 Apr 12:30
30 minutes to go ...
18 Apr 12:12

HOUWING: "But that will also mean that the half-dozen bowling specialists listed - even being mindful of the fact that they certainly won’t all feature in XIs together - effectively only pile additional pressure on the batting department to fire with suitable consistency.

"For truth be told, South Africa’s potential for tail-end effectiveness - in the instances where it may become necessary - will be more limited than that of several major rival nations."

18 Apr 12:12
HOUWING: "All-rounder duties will be shared between Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius and veteran middle-order batsman JP Duminy."
18 Apr 12:11
HOUWING: "There is little reason, according to my information, not to believe that convenor Linda Zondi will name the following six out-and-out bowlers in the intended CWC mix: Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Imran Tahir and Tabraiz Shamsi."
18 Apr 12:10
With a fairly clear picture of what the squad will look like already, our chief writer Rob Houwing points towards some of the frailties in batting depth through the order that he is expecting ...

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