Originally Posted by Prince EWS
It was a bit of a weird pick to begin with; I think he's in the side as much for fielding as for batting. He had an excellent First Class season just gone but he's always been known as a Collingwood-like batsman who accumulates scores via nudges and nurdles square of the wicket, and his T20 record domestically is decent but far from outstanding. At 28 years old with just the one international game under his belt going into this tournamen, I just didn't get the selection really.
He was the SA T20 player of the year for 2012 averaging 60+. Probably picked based on that.