ICC WORLD CUP: South Africa, Sri Lanka announces squads

As the prestigious event International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup 2019 draws close, competing teams have begun announcing finalised squads that will represent their respective countries in the mega face-off to be held in England and Wales beginning from May.

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South Africa on Thursday, announced their 15-man squad for the mega event, with Hashim Amla getting the slot along with JP Duminy, who has recovered from a shoulder injury, under the captaincy of Faf du Plessis. In a setback, Reeza Hendricks has been left out of the squad.

Proteas Squad: Faf du Plessis (c), Aiden Markram, Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, JP Duminy, Dwaine Pretorius, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi.

Sri Lanka also announced their squad today, with Milinda Siriwardana, Jeffrey Vandersay and Jeevan Mendis making a well-deserved comeback under the skipper Dimuth Karunaratne. Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dinesh Chandimal were left out of the team.

Sri Lanka squad: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Avishka Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Jeffery Vandersay, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Jeevan Mendis, Milinda Siriwardana

Earlier today, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced the WC squad led by Sarfraz Ahmed with Junaid Khan, Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Hafeez joining the squad while Mohammad Aamir being left out.

Green Shirts squad: Sarfraz Ahmed (C) Fakhar Zaman, Imam ul Haq, Abid Ali, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Hassan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Muhammad Hasnain, Junaid Khan

Defending champions Australia also has announced their squad with the inclusion of Steven Smith and David Warner under the captaincy of  Aaron Finch who led his whitewashing team against Pakistan in five one day series.

Final squad is as follows: Aaron Finch (c), Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa.

While the Indian squad will be led by Virat Kohli with MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya joining the squad.

Indian squad is as follows: Virat Kohli (c), KL Rahul, Kedhar Jadhav, Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma (vc), Vijay Shankar, Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja, Shikhar Dawan, MS Dhoni (wk), Y Chahal, Jasprit Bumra, Mohammad Shami.

On April 03, New Zealand was the first WC competing team to announce their final squad led by Ken Williamson.

Kiwi squad is as follows: Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), Tom Blundell (wk), Mitchell Santner, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Colin Munro, Ish Sodhi, Henry Nicholls, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Jimmy Neesham

English squad was announced on Wednesday with Eoin Morgan leading the team and Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler joining the squad.

English squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

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