South Africa Cricket Team Playing XI (ODI)

Maryam Yasmeen

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The South Africa National Cricket Team famously known as Proteas represents South Africa at national & international levels. Since 1909, it has been a member of ICC (International Cricket Council). The SA Cricket Team is administered by Cricket South Africa.

In addition, the South African Team is called Proteas due to the National Flower of this country named Protea Cynaroides. This flower is also named “King Protea“. The cricket logo of the South African Team also contains this flower. 

In 1970, an international ban was imposed on the cricket team by ICC which was removed in 1991. South Africa’s Team is one of the best ODI teams in the world with a match-winning percentage of more than 60. 

South Africa Cricket Team Playing XI (ODI)

Quick Info

NameThe South Africa National Cricket Team
Other NamesProteas
AssociationCricket South Africa (CSA)
ODI CaptainTemba Bavuma
Test CaptainTemba Bavuma
T20I CaptainAiden Markram
ICC RegionAfrica Cricket Association
ICC StatusFull Member since 1909

Current ICC Ranking


International Career

First ODIAgainst India on November 10, 1991
Last ODIAgainst Netherlands on April 02, 2023
First T20IAgainst New Zealand on October 21, 2005
Last T20IAgainst Australia on September 03, 2023
First TestAgainst England on March 12-13, 1889
Last TestAgainst West Indies on March 08-11, 2023

Honors of THE South Africa Cricket Team

  • This cricket team was the winner of the ICC Champion Trophy in 1998.
  • Again in the year of 1998, it won a gold medal in the Common Wealth Games. 
  • In 2003, the SA Cricket Team hosted the ICC Cricket World Cup.
  • In August 2012, this team became 1st ever team in cricket history that was top-ranked in all cricket formats. 
  • semi-finalistIn 2009 & 2014, it was 2nd semi finalist in the T20 World Cup.
  • In 2021-2023, it stands in 3rd position in the ICC World Cup.

Coaching Staff

Director of CricketEnoch Nkwe
Head CoachShukri Conrad
Batting CoachNeil McKenzie
Bowling CoachPiet Botha
Fielding CoachKruger van Wyk

Limited Over

 Head CoachRob Walter
Batting CoachJP Duminy
Bowling CoachRory Kleinveldt (Interim)
Fielding CoachWandile Gwavu

Playing XI List and Role in Team

South Africa Cricket Team playing XI (ODI) has been announced. The team is set to fire with top-class batters along with top-notch pacers. Below a table is designed for fans with their playing role and playing style in the team.

Role in team Name Batting style Bowling style 
CaptainTemba BavumaRight handedRight-arm medium
BatsmanAiden MarkramRight handedRight arm off break
Rassie van der DussenRight handedRight-arm leg break
David MillerLeft handed————–
Wicket-KeeperTristan StubbsRight handedRight-arm off break
 Quinton de KockLeft handed————–
Seam BowlersLungi NgidiRight handedRight-Arm Fast Medium
Wayne ParnellLeft handedLeft-arm medium-fast
Kagiso RabadaLeft handedRight-arm fast
Spin BowlersBjorn FortuinRight handedLeft-arm orthodox
Tabraiz ShamsiRight handedLeft-arm unorthodox
South Africa Cricket Team Playing 11 List and Role in Team

Players Profile

The South Africa Cricket Team is one of the best cricket teams in the world. In the next section, we’ll have a look at the personal & career info, cricket stats, world records, and some interesting facts about all the players of the South Africa ODI Squad who will make their International appearances in the future. 

Temba Bavuma

Temba Bavuma was born on May 17, 1990, in Langa, Cape Province, South Africa. He is a former T20I and current ODI Captain of the South Africa cricket team. From the side of South Africa, he is the 1st Black African who is appointed as permanent captain of the cricket team. Moreover, he is a middle-order batter who bats right-handed and bowls with right-arm.

Throughout his cricket career, Temba Bavuma has played a total of 56 Test, 26 ODI, and 36 T20I matches. According to the batting ranking of ICC, he stands at 16th position in Test, 3rd in ODI, and 83rd position in T20I.


  • Bavuma is the 1st Black African player and captain who made a Test century with a 102 unbeaten score for South Africa in January 2016.
  • In September 2016, in his ODI debut he scored a century with 113 runs and became amongst three South African players with this record. 
  • While playing against Australia in November 2016, he took his 1st and only Test wicket.
  • At Cricket South Africa annual awards, Temba won the Award of Excellence in May 2017
  • In the 2nd ODI match with Australia, he made best career runs 144 off 118 balls

Career Information 

First TestAgainst West IndiesDecember 26, 2014
Last TestAgainst West IndiesMarch 08, 2023
First ODIAgainst IrelandSeptember 25, 2016
Last ODIAgainst NetherlandsApril 02, 2023
First T20Against IndiSeptember 18, 2019
Last T20Against AustraliaSeptember 03, 2023
Temba Bavuma

Aiden Markram

Aiden Markram was born on October 04, 1994, in Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa, and is a professional player of the South Africa Cricket Team. Currently, he is serving as the T20I captain of the South Africa National Team. Under his captaincy, the South Africa U-19 Team won the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup in 2014. He is an all-rounder with a right-handed batting style. 

Aiden Markram is a calm headed and flamboyant stroke maker with a compact opener’s technique. In September 2017, he made his cricket debut for SA. In the entire cricket history of Markram, he performed in 35 Tests, 50 ODI and 37 T20 matches. He is ranked at 4th T20I and 43rd ODI position by ICC ranking.


  • Markram has been named as one of the 5 cricketers of the year in the South African Cricket Annual 2018
  • He scored two Test centuries in December 2017 becoming 1st SA player holding this record in first three Test matches.
  • After Graeme Smith, Markram was the 2nd youngest player who captained South Africa ODI Team. 
  • The career best score of Aiden Markram is 152 runs which he scored on March 2018 in the 1st day of the fourth Test match. 
  • In 2021, he was named in ICC Men’s T20I Team of the Year for the year.

Career Information

Test Debutvs. BangladeshSeptember 28, 2017 
Last Testvs. West IndiesMarch 08, 2023 
ODI Debutvs. BangladeshOctober 22, 2017 
Last ODIvs. NetherlandsApril 02, 2023 
T20 Debutvs. Sri LankaMarch 22, 2019
Last T20vs. AustraliaSeptember 03, 2023

Rassie van der Dussen

Rassie van der Dussen was born on February 07, 1989, in Pretoria, South Africa, and is the representative of the South Africa National Team at the international level. He is a top-order batsman who has a right-handed batting style and is a part-time leggie which is a rare breed of bowler. He is well known as a boundary collector or a big hitter of the cricket ball.

Rassie van der Dussen has played a total of 18 Test, 45 ODI, and 42 T20I matches. In addition to that, he scored 905 runs in Test cricket, 1,757 runs in ODI, and 1071 runs in his T20I history. His ICC ranking position in the Test and ODI is 57th and 2nd respectively. 


  • Dussen was named as one of the five cricketers of the year in South African Cricket Annual 2018
  • At Cricket South Africa’s Annual Award Ceremony, he was named as the International Men’s Newcomer of the Year in August 2019.
  • Rassie scored his 1st ODI century against Pakistan in April 2021
  • When he was 32 years old, he became the oldest player of the SA squad to score a 1st century in an ODI game. 
  • Above all, Rassie van der Dussen was named in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup squad of South Africa in September 2021.

Career Information

First TestAgainst EnglandDecember 26, 2019 
Last TestAgainst AustraliaDecember 17, 2022
First ODI Against PakistanJanuary 19, 2019
Last ODIAgainst NetherlandsApril 02, 2023
First T20Against ZimbabweOctober 09, 2018
Last T20Against AustraliaSeptember 01, 2023

David Miller

David Miller is an international cricket player from South Africa who was born on June 10, 1989, in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Besides being a middle-order batsman in the team, he also plays his role as wicket keeper occasionally. He is an aggressive left-handed batsman with right-arm off-break bowling skills and is also well known for his power-hitting ability.

Miller has also been a part of Multan Sultan in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Till now, he has made appearances in 155 ODI with 3,888 runs and 114 T20 matches with 2,216 runs. In the ICC batting ranking, he is standing 18th ODI position and 32nd T20I position.


  • Miller and Rory Kleinveldt set a record while playing the highest 9th wicket partnership in ICC Champions Trophy 2013.
  • He played his debut ODI century on January 25, 2015 against West Indies. 
  • In the 2015 Cricket World Cup, he was top performer with 324 runs at the strike rate of 139
  • He is the 3rd player who played 100th ODI game on October 15, 2017
  • Miller played his 1st and fastest century of his T20I cricket match. 
  • In 2021, Miller was named in the ICC Men’s T20I Team of the Year.

Career Information

First ODI Against West IndiesMay 22, 2010
Last ODIAgainst NetherlandsApril 02, 2023
First T20Against West IndiesMay 20, 2010
Last T20Against West IndiesMarch 28, 2023

Tristan Stubbs

Tristan Stubbs is a famous wicketkeeper-batsman. He was born on 14 August 2000 in Cape Town. He bats with right-handed and bowls with right-arm off break.

In March 2023 the series against West Indies, Stubbs was selected for the South Africa ODI Team. Tristan debuted internationally in June 2023. To date, he has played 1 ODI match scoring 6 runs and 16 T20I matches with 225 runs. In his T20I, he has hit 15 sixes and 15 fours

Career Information

First ODI Against West IndiesMarch 18, 2023
Last ODIAgainst West IndiesMarch 18, 2023
First T20Against IndiaJune 09, 2022
Last T20Against AustraliaSeptember 03, 2023

Quinton de Kock

A South African Cricketer and former captain of the Proteas in all three cricket formats, Quinton de Kock was born on December 17, 1992, in Johannesburg, South Africa. His nicknames are QDK and Quinny. He made his international debut in 2014 for South Africa. Quinton is wicket- keeper batsman. Left-handed batting is his batting style. 

Currently, he is playing for SA in limited overs cricket, for Lucknow SuperGiants in the IPL and for Titans at the domestic level. He stands at 8th ranking in ODI format issued by ICC.


  • At Cricket South Africa’s 2017 Annual Awards, de Kock was named as the Cricketer of the Year.
  • At the age of 20 years, he became the 4th player to score three consecutive ODI centuries and 2nd who completed four one day centuries. 
  • February 10, 2017, in the 74th ODI match against Sri Lanka he was nominated as the fastest player to score twelve ODI centuries.
  • Quinton also got the title as highest run getter in a three bilateral ODI series.
  • In 2017, he played highest unbeaten partnership (282 runs) along with Hashim Amla. Owing to his brilliant ODI performance, ICC awarded him as wicket keeper of the World ODI Eleven.
  • He became joint 2nd fastest South African player to reach 5,000 ODI runs on February 4, 2020.
  • Quinton was also the fastest player of SA who scored a half century off 15 balls in the T2OI match.

Career Information

First TestAgainst AustraliaFebruary 20, 2014
Last TestAgainst IndiaDecember 26, 2021
First ODI Against New ZealandJanuary 19, 2013
Last ODIAgainst NetherlandsApril 02, 2023
First T20Against New ZealandDecember 21, 2012
Last T20Against West IndiesMarch 28, 2023
Quinton de Kock

Lungi Ngidi

Lungi Ngidi is a talented and professional bowler of South Africa Team and was born on March 29, 1996 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Moreover, he is a seam bowler who has the ability to bowl at speeds more than 140 km /h. He can also bowl the heavy ball with an open chest bowling run-up.

Lungi Ngidi became part of the South Africa Team in December 2022. Throughout his bowling career, he has played 17 Test matches with 51 wickets, 45 ODI taking 73 wickets and 40 T20I matches while taking 60 wickets to date September 9, 2023


  •  Ngidi was nominated as one of the five Cricketers of the Year at South African Cricket Annual Awards 2018.
  • At the annual award ceremony of CSA, he got the title of player of the year in both T20I and ODI format. 
  • In his 2nd ODI match against Australia, he became the fastest bowler to take 50 wickets in ODI on March 4, 2020.

Career Information

First TestAgainst IndiaJanuary 13, 2018
Last TestAgainst AustraliaDecember 26, 2022
First ODI Against IndiaFebruary 07, 2018
Last ODIAgainst NetherlandsApril 02, 2023
First T20Against Sri LankaJanuary 20, 2017
Last T20Against AustraliaSeptember 03, 2023

Wayne Parnell

A fast left-arm pacer of South Africa Cricket Team, Wayne Parnell was born on July 30, 1989 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Also, he is nicknamed Pigeon or Parny. He has played for South Africa since 2009 to the present. More than that, he has also been captain of SA U-19 Cricket World Cup. Being leading wicket taker in the ICC Champions Trophy 2019 with 11 wickets, he won the golden ball.

Wayne has the ability to throw the ball in a whippy and open chested action. He swings into the batsman at high speed due to his stock delivery. He has played a total of 72 matches with 99 wickets in ODI format and is ranked at 93rd position in ICC.

 In January 2011, Wayne Parnell converted to Islam with a new name Waleed which means “Newborn Son.” But, he is still known as Wayne. 

Career Information

First TestAgainst EnglandJanuary 14, 2010
Last TestAgainst BangladeshOctober 06, 2017
First ODI Against AustraliaJanuary 30, 2009
Last ODIAgainst West IndiesMarch 21, 2023
First T20Against AustraliaJanuary 13, 2009
Last T20Against West IndiesMarch 28, 2023

Kagiso Rabada

Kagiso Rabada is an all-format international cricket player of the South Africa Team. He was born on May 25, 1995 in Johannesburg, South Africa. KG is his nickname. He possesses miserly and penetrative bowling and can swing the ball. 

In November 2014, he played his international debut match in limited over cricket. In a match against England, he was knocked out of the match for the reason of using inappropriate language during the game. 

In the three format cricket history of KG, he performed in 60 Test, 89 ODI and 56 T20I matches. He is at the 2nd position in Test and 16th in ODI in ICC bowling ranking.


  • On his 22nd birthday, he topped the ICC bowling ranking in both ODI and Test format. 
  • Nevertheless, he was the youngest bowler to take 150 wickets in Test matches in July 2018.
  • At CSA annual dinner, he was the 1st player of cricket to win six awards including best cricketer of the year in July 2016 & June 2018
  • He is also called best bowler because of his record of taking hat-trick in all three cricket formats.

Career Information

First TestAgainst IndiaNovember 05, 2015
Last TestAgainst West IndiesMarch 08, 2023
First ODI Against BangladeshJuly 10, 2015
Last ODIAgainst NetherlandsMarch 31, 2023
First T20Against AustraliaNovember 05, 2014
Last T20Against West IndiesMarch 28, 2023
Kagiso Rabada

Bjorn Fortuin

A handy all-rounder and left-arm spinner named Bjorn Fortuin was born on October 21, 1994, in Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa. In September 2019, he played his maiden international match for the SA Cricket Team. He is a spin bowler with the bowling style of slow left-arm orthodox.

According to the career stats of Fortuin, he played 5 ODI matches with 2 runs and 17 T20 matches scoring 52 runs as a whole. 

Bjorn Fortuin embraced Islam on April 24, 2021 and was renamed Imaad. After Wayne Parnell, Bjorn is the 2nd South African player to convert Islam. 

Career Information

First ODI Against EnglandFebruary 07, 2020
Last ODIAgainst West IndiesMarch 21, 2023
First T20Against IndiaSeptember 18, 2019
Last T20Against AustraliaSeptember 03, 2023

Tabraiz Shamsi

Tabraiz Shamsi is a left-arm Chinaman bowler of South Africa national cricket from the year of 2016. He was born on February 18, 1990 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is famous for his left-arm unorthodox spin bowling.

Shamsi played his ODI debut on June 7, 2016 against Australia. By picking 6 wickets against Pakistan, for the very first time he topped ICC T20I ranking with his bright performance. Tabraiz took his ODI five-wicket, haul against Sri Lanka in September 2021. Shamsi’s stats show that he has played 44 ODI and 63 T20I matches. He holds the 45th ODI and 13th T20I in ICC ranking.

Career Information

First TestAgainst AustraliaNovember 24, 2016
Last TestAgainst Sri LankaJuly 12, 2018
First ODI Against AustraliaJune 07, 2016
Last ODIAgainst NetherlandsApril 02, 2023
First T20Against EnglandJune 21, 2017
Last T20Against AustraliaSeptember 01, 2023

Hopefully, you will enjoy reading this well-researched and well-crafted article about the South Africa cricket Team and its ODI playing XI players’ profile.

Who are the players of the South Africa ODI playing eleven?

Name of players are: Temba Bavuma (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Tristan Stubbs, Bjorn Fortuin, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada and Tabraiz Shamsi.

Who is the ODI captain of the South Africa Cricket Team?

Temba Bavuma is ODI captain of team.

Who is the wicket-keeper of the South Africa Cricket Team? 

Quinton de Kock is the wicket-keeper of team.

What is the Test Current ICC Ranking of South Africa Cricket Team?

The team is ranked 4th position in Current ICC Test Ranking.

What is the ODI Current ICC Ranking of South Africa Cricket Team?

It is ranked 6th position in Current ICC ODI Ranking.

What is the T20I Current ICC Ranking of South Africa Cricket Team?

This cricket team is ranked 5th position in Current ICC T20I Ranking.

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