Marco Jansen has been named as the replacement for the injured Dwaine Pretorius in the South Africa 15-man T20 World Cup squad. Pretorius ruled out of the tournament in Australia as he suffered a fracture on his left thumb during the third T20I against India on Tuesday in Indore. The star all-rounder, who plays for Chennai Super Kings, had picked 3 wickets in the last T20I against India that he played in Indore.

 The left-arm pacer Jansen will be part of the Temba Bavuma led squad which will travel to Australia after having completed an ODI series in India on Tuesday. Marco Jansen had picked up 7 wickets in 8 matches that he played in IPL 2022 for SunRisers Hyderabad. He has so far played only in one T20I match for South Africa, which came against India in June 2022 in Rajkot.

Titans fast bowler Lizaad Williams has been called up to replace Jansen among the travelling reserves. Jansen got the edge over the all rounder Andile Phehlukwayo who was also in contention to be selected, remains among the reserves.

South Africa will begin their T20 World Cup campaign on October 22 against the runners-up of Group B of the first round at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart .

South Africa Updated World Cup squad:

Proteas squad – Temba Bavuma (c, Lions), Quinton de Kock (Titans), Reeza Hendricks (Lions), Marco Jansen (Warriors), Heinrich Klaasen (Titans), Keshav Maharaj (Dolphins), Aiden Markram (Titans), David Miller (Dolphins), Lungi Ngidi (Titans), Anrich Nortje (Warriors), Wayne Parnell (WP), Kagiso Rabada (Lions), Rilee Rossouw (Knights), Tabraiz Shamsi (Titans), Tristan Stubbs (Warriors).

Travelling reserves: Bjorn Fortuin (Lions), Andile Phehlukwayo (Dolphins), Lizaad Williams (Titans).

South Africa World Cup schedule:

1st match, South Africa v winner of Group B, October 24, Bellerive Oval, Hobart
2nd match, South Africa v Bangladesh, October 27, Sydney Cricket Ground
3rd match, South Africa v India, October 30, Perth Stadium, Perth
4th match, South Africa v Pakistan, November 3, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
5th match, South Africa v runners-up of Group A, November 6, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

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