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T20 World Cup: South Africa odds, fixtures, key players, T20 World Cup record

A three-wicket defeat to Australia ended South Africa's impressive ODI World Cup campaign last year but a run to the semi-finals was not to be sniffed at and the Proteas could be dangerous this summer.

They head to the West Indies and the USA with a squad packed with quality and experience, aided by the returns of Anrich Nortje and Quinton de Kock, while the variance of their bowling attack is another plus point.

But South Africa have not reached the semi-finals of a T20 World Cup since 2014, so how will they fare this year?

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South Africa T20 World Cup odds

To Win Outright - 6/1
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South Africa T20 World Cup fixtures

Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 15:30, Monday 3rd June, Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York
Netherlands vs South Africa, 15:30, Saturday 8th June, Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York
South Africa vs Bangladesh, 15:30, Monday 10th June, Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York
Nepal vs South Africa, 00:30 (day/night game), Saturday 15th June, Arnos Vale Stadium, Kingstown, Saint Vincent

South Africa captain

Aiden Markram

Set to captain South Africa in an ICC event for the very first time, Markram has long been a key player for the Proteas.

The 29-year-old has scored 1,118 runs in T20 internationals for South Africa and earlier this year he captained Sunrisers Eastern Cape to their second successive SA20 title in his home country.

South Africa key players

Kagiso Rabada

A danger in all formats of the game, fast bowler Kagiso Rabada will spearhead South Africa's attack at this summer's T20 World Cup.

Rabada collected 13 wickets in South Africa's strong ODI World Cup showing last year and he will be looking to make the most of the conditions in the West Indies and the USA.

Heinrich Klaasen

Having enjoyed a terrific IPL season with Sunrisers Hyderabad this year, Heinrich Klaasen will be a primary source of runs for South Africa this summer.

The wicketkeeper-batsman struck 373 runs for South Africa at last year's ODI World Cup and has emerged as one of their most devastating players in the sport's shortest format.

Quinton de Kock

Although recently excluded from Cricket South Africa's central contract list, De Kock is back in the picture for the T20 World Cup, which is set to be his final international appearance.

He certainly signed off in style from ODI cricket at last year's World Cup, scoring 594 runs in 10 innings, and his experience will be vital in the USA and the West Indies.

South Africa one to watch

Ryan Rickleton

Among the greatest success stories to come out of the SA20, Ryan Rickleton may not have the status of De Kock or Markram but he could flourish in this summer's tournament if given the opportunity.

Rickleton was leading runscorer in the recent SA20 with 530 runs at an average of 58.88 and a strike rate of 173.77 - that big-hitting could be key when the going gets tough.

South Africa All-time T20 World Cup record




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South Africa’s T20 World Cup prospects

South Africa impressed in last year's ODI World Cup in India, reaching the semi-finals, and they could also pose a serious threat in the West Indies and the USA this summer.

The Proteas have yet to win an ICC trophy but came close last year and could again be in the mix, especially with key pace bowler Anrich Nortje returning and Quinton de Kock preparing for a farewell tournament.

They have one of the most varied attacks in the tournament with prolific pacemen Kagiso Rabada and Gerald Coetzee complimented by the likes of spinners Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi while skipper Aiden Markram leads a talented batting lineup.

The development of South Africa's domestic T20 competition, the SA20, has strengthened the options available to the Proteas and they are dark horses to go the distance.

This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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