The following squad has been selected for the WC to be played in the UAE as from 16 October 2021:-
Temba Bavuma (captain, Lions), Keshav Maharaj (Dolphins), Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper, Titans), Bjorn Fortuin (Lions), Reeza Hendricks (Lions), Heinrich Klaasen (Titans), Aiden Markram (Titans), David Miller (Dolphins), Wiaan Mulder (Lions), Lungi Ngidi (Titans), Anrich Nortje (Warriors), Dwaine Pretorius (North West Dragons), Kagiso Rabada (Lions), Tabraiz Shamsi (Titans), Rassie van der Dussen (Lions)
Travelling reserves: Andile Phehlukwayo (Dolphins), George Linde (Western Province), Lizaad Williams (Titans)
Faf du plessis has been left out a he has had virtually no cricket for months as he had a concussion problem. it is unlikely that he will be considered for future games for he Proteas.
I do not understand the Bavuma issue either. He was injured and was operated on over the weekend with a recovery period of 4 weeks - which would end about 8 days before the start of the WC. No game time and a flop is inevitable. A back-up in the frm of Malan should have at least been in the travelling squad - but he is not included.
I do not think the squad would reach any of the play-off stages, Will be extremely lucky t end up in the top 7 teams on the log. There are way too many weaknesses in the squad to be effectiv as a unit.