South African Selectors have excluded three senior players from their Twenty20 Squad. The most significant exclusion was that of their no.1 player – Jacques Kallis! The reason for Kallis’ exclusion according to the Selectors is because of the fear of draining him out before important Test Series. The other two players missing out are all rounder Andrew Hall and fast bowler Andre Nel.
The South African squad of 15 has been boosted by the inclusion of two power hitters in Johannes van der wath and Albie Morkel. The South African squad looks a strong one even without Kallis as most of its players with the exception of a couple of bowlers are hard hitters of the ball and good fielders. Gulam Bodi of Titans is the only uncapped player to make it to the squad. Bodi is a top order left handed batsman who can bowl useful left arm chinaman. Out of the World Cup playing squad in West Indies, only eight of them have made it to the Twenty20 Championship which is hosted by South Africa.
Hosts South Africa are in Group A along with West Indies and Bangladesh. It is their match against West Indies at Johannesburg on September 11th that is going to kickstart the inaugural Twenty20 World Championship.