Uncapped Keshav Maharaj picked for T20 World Cup; No room for Du Plessis, Tahir
Keshav Maharaj has been named in South Africa's T20 World Cup squad as the selectors picked three spinners in their 15-man squad. Maharaj, who has played 36 Tests and 14 ODIs, is yet to make his T20I debut. In the 104 T20s, the left-arm spinner has 83 wickets at a strike rate of 26 and an economy of 6.62.
Bjorn Fortuin and Tabraiz Shamsi are the other two spinners while George Linde has been picked as one of the three reserve players. There was no room for veterans Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir and Chris Morris.
All-rounder Wiaan Mulder, who has played four T20Is so far for South Africa, has also been named in the side which will be led by Temba Bavuma.
South Africa have been placed in Group 1 in the Super 12 stage with England, Australia, West Indies and two qualifiers. They will start their campaign against Australia in Abu Dhabi on October 23.