South Africa at Cricket World Cup Player by Player Analysis

South Africa at Cricket World Cup Player by Player Analysis

South Africa at Cricket World Cup Player by Player Analysis: South Africa has announced their squad for this year’s world cup. AB de Villiers will lead the team while Hashim Amla will be the vice-captain. South Africa, known as chokers, would want to shrug off this tag as they are occasionally found victims of stress and pressure in big occasion matches. They had taken a ‘mental motivator’ with themselves in the 2007 and 2011 edition of the mega-event but that wasn’t enough to motivate them through. This time there will be no mental motivator but the captain AB de Villiers was very keen to at least qualify to the semi-finals.

Many fans would want to know how their team’s representation fared previously at the faster pitches of Australia and New Zealand and what was their contribution in previous editions of the World Cup? We have combined the meticulous data of South Africa’s representation at the World Cup. The stats include each player’s contribution in Australia and New Zealand as well as in previous world cups.

Most experienced in Australia/New Zealand: Hashim Amla – 16 matches

Most experienced in World Cups:  AB de Villiers – 15 matches

Players Performance in AUS/NZ Performance in WCs
Matches Runs Wickets Matches Runs Wickets
AB de Villiers 14 767 3 15 725
Farhaan Behardien 5 117 2 First Experience
Quinton de Kock 8 292 First Experience
Hashim Amla 16 700 7 306
Jean-Paul Duminy 11 366 5 7 224 2
Faf du Plesis 10 291 7 159 1
David Miller 7 164 First Experience
Rilee Rossouw 6 109 0 First Experience
Imran Tahir 5 22 5 5 1 14
Morne Morkel 12 22 25 6 4 9
Dale Steyn 15 22 21 6 28 12
Aaron Phangiso First Experience First Experience
Vernon Philander 6 3 10 First Experience
Kyle Abbott 3 2 First Experience
Wayne Parnell 5 48 4 1 0 0

AB de Villiers will be playing his 3rd world cup while 7 different players will be playing their 2nd world cup. Rest of the 7 selected will be making their debut appearance in the mega-events.

*All the stats are updated until January 8th, 2015.