South Africa’s Hashim Amla to miss the World Cup?
All the selectors of different teams are much busy now in announcing World Cup squad. Four teams have already added announced their 15-man squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019. New Zealand cricket team first announced their squad. After that Australia, India and Bangladesh followed them to announce their squad too. And the next team who will name their squad is South Africa. They will publish their squad tomorrow on April 18.
But probably among all the team, the selection committee of South Africa will face the biggest selection headache as out of form Hashim Amla will join the squad or not. Amla is one of South Africa’s record-breaking incredible one-day international players but his ongoing form has been poor, while expanding age has implied that he has backed off in the field.
Amla scored just 51 runs in the Proteas stunning 0-2 misfortune to Sri Lanka in a two match test series at home as of late and did not play the initial three ODIs against the Sri Lankans despite the fact that it was said that he was not dropped. He was supposed to play in the last two ODIs that South Africa won 5-0 however hauled out due to his dad’s illness. He came back to play for Cape Cobras in a residential T20 competition yet couldn’t score a fifty in the initial five games. So that raises a big question will he make into World Cup squad?
With skipper Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller and JP Duminy all apparently sure of choice, there is presumably space for just two opening batsmen in a 15-man squad.
Amla’s competitors, Aiden Markram and Reeza Hendricks, have both been in great form recently with Hendricks named man-of-the-series in the Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka following a poor one-Day series against the same opponent.