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    Discussion on the host nations possible squad (XI) and what not.

    For me the side or indeed the squad should incoporate these players...

    Smith- Captain
    Bosman/AB/du Plessis
    Gibbs
    McKenzie/van Wyk
    Kuhn/AB/van Wyk- Wicket Keeper
    Pollock
    Kleinveldt/Kemp/A. Morkel/Hall
    Henderson
    Con de Lange/Thandi
    van der Wath/de Wet
    Steyn/Langeveldt

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    Kemp is a must tbh.
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    Expect, rightly or wrongly, for Vernon Philander to get a run.

    Bosman is an automatic choice and I dont think Kuhn is ready for international cricket.

    Smith- Capt
    Bosman
    Gibbs
    Duminy
    de Villiers wkt
    Kemp
    A. Morkel
    Philander
    Henderson
    van der Wath
    Tshabalala

    Id expect it to be something like that. Wouldnt automatically be my 1st choice XI but thats what I think the selectors will go with. I dont think its too far off though
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    van der Wath could have a big impact on this tournament.
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    Good pick with Henderson, he's a must IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    Expect, rightly or wrongly, for Vernon Philander to get a run.

    Bosman is an automatic choice and I dont think Kuhn is ready for international cricket.

    Smith- Capt
    Bosman
    Gibbs
    Duminy
    de Villiers wkt
    Kemp
    A. Morkel
    Philander
    Henderson
    van der Wath
    Tshabalala

    Id expect it to be something like that. Wouldnt automatically be my 1st choice XI but thats what I think the selectors will go with. I dont think its too far off though
    Philander wouldn't be an overtly bad selection, good hitter of a cricket ball, my only concern with him is that his bowling in one day cricket is comparable to that of Justin Kemp's. And considering your 'senior' pacemen in that squad are Tyron and Johan, there is every chance South Africa will leak nigh on 180.

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    Where's Boucher? No way you can leave him out, and he is one of the best keeper/batsmen in the world. And a HUGE hitter when needed.

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    PROVISIONAL SQUAD:

    Graeme Smith (Captain)
    Jacques Kallis (Vice-Captain)
    Hashim Amla
    Loots Bosman
    Gulam Bodi
    Johan Botha
    Mark Boucher
    AB De Villiers
    JP Duminy
    Herschelle Gibbs
    Andrew Hall
    Paul Harris
    Justin Kemp
    Charl Langeveldt
    Neil McKenzie
    Albie Morkel
    Mornč Morkel
    Andrč Nel
    Makhaya Ntini
    Justin Ontong
    Alviro Petersen
    Robin Peterson
    Vernon Philander
    Shaun Pollock
    Dale Steyn
    Roger Telemachus
    Alfonso Thomas
    Thandi Tshabalala
    Johan van der Wath

    No Tyron and Amla's selection is rather ridiculous. Good to see the likes of Harris, McKenzie and Morne Morkel in the mix but presumably and hopefully the likes of Telemachus are in the 30 for only a 'laugh'.

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    Haha, Hashim Amla.

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    Good squad, when you're picking 30, there are always going to be some duds.. Apparently Tshabalala is a gun at Pro20.. would like to see him get a game..

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    Quote Originally Posted by TT Boy View Post
    Discussion on the host nations possible squad (XI) and what not.

    For me the side or indeed the squad should incoporate these players...

    Smith- Captain
    Bosman/AB/du Plessis
    Gibbs
    McKenzie/van Wyk
    Kuhn/AB/van Wyk- Wicket Keeper
    Pollock
    Kleinveldt/Kemp/A. Morkel/Hall
    Henderson
    Con de Lange/Thandi
    van der Wath/de Wet
    Steyn/Langeveldt
    Is that Francois Du Plessis?

    The guy played at my club a few seasons ago, even then he was an awesome player, what are people's views of him in SA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by open365 View Post
    Is that Francois Du Plessis?

    The guy played at my club a few seasons ago, even then he was an awesome player, what are people's views of him in SA?
    Yeah. Faf is held in pretty decent regard I believe in South Africa, mainly due to his ‘adaptability’ for he bats anywhere in the top six. He also turned down a Koklpak contract last year from Nottinghamshire and CSA Vincent van der Bijl is pretty big on the kid. Although, saying that he would be slightly disappointed in that he didn’t manager to play all of the Titans games last year but with Kempie gone from the Titans, Faf should now have clear run.

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    1 Smith
    2 Bosman
    3 Gibbs
    4 Kallis
    5 Kemp
    6 Pollock
    7 Boucher
    8 ???????
    9 Botha
    10 Van Der Wath
    11 Ntini

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian87 View Post
    1 Smith
    2 Bosman
    3 Gibbs
    4 Kallis
    5 Kemp
    6 Pollock
    7 Boucher
    8 ???????
    9 Botha
    10 Van Der Wath
    11 Ntini
    Same old, same old, Julian87.
    I think we need more of the youngsters who can hit big.
    As for Kallis, I love the guy's batting, but not in 20/20. Unless someone can put some fire and speed in him, 'cos he can hit big and far when he likes.
    I'd put Hall and Nel in if there were places needed filling.

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    Jot1, "As for Kallis, I love the guy's batting, but not in 20/20. Unless someone can put some fire and speed in him, 'cos he can hit big and far when he likes." Do you not think that the fact that it is a 20/20 competition will make hime want to hit big?



    1 Smith
    2 Bosman
    3 Gibbs
    4 Kallis
    5 Kemp
    6 Pollock
    7 Boucher
    8 ???????
    9 Botha
    10 Van Der Wath
    11 Ntini

    I like that squad.

    DeVilliers could fill the ??????.

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