South Africa’s national cricket team or South Africa cricket team is also known as The Proteas in the outside world. South Africa or the South Africa team is managed by South Africa’s Cricket South Africa Cricket Cricket South Africa.
South Africa is the full member state of the International Cricket Council or the ICC, which has the right to participate in Test cricket, One Day International cricket and Twenty20 International Cricket. Since the mid-nineties in the last century, the Proteas have been known as the International Cricketers’ Chokes. Because they are a very strong team in World Cup cricket, they have not been a champion yet.
Republic of South Africa is a state in the extreme south of Africa with a 2798 km coastline in the Indian and Atlantic oceans. It borders on the north with Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, and northeast with Swaziland and Mozambique. Lesotho is an enclave that is completely surrounded by South Africa.
The country’s area is 1 219 090 km² (24th in the world). Population: 44.2 million people (27th in the world). Capitals: administrative – city of Pretoria, legislative – Cape Town, court – Bloemfontein.
South Africa is known for its diversity of cultures and languages. The eleven official languages are enshrined in the constitution. Two of these languages are of European origin: Afrikaans, a language that emerged on the basis of Dutch, which is used by the majority of South Africans, as well as South African English. Although English plays a major role in public and commercial life, nonetheless, it is only a fifth for use as a native.
South Africa is ethnically diverse. 79.5% of the population has an African descent, divided between various ethnic groups that speak different languages of Bantu, of which 9 have official status. South Africa also has the largest European, Indian and racially mixed communities. About a quarter of the population is made up of unemployed people who live on less than $ 1.25. US per day.
South Africa is a constitutional democracy in the form of a parliamentary republic. It is one of the founding members of the African Union, and has the largest economy of its members. In addition, he is one of the founders of the United Nations and NEPAD. South Africa is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the Antarctic Treaty, the Group of 77, the South African Customs Union, the World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund, the G20 and the G8 +5.
As of 13 November 2013, the African team participated in 379 Tests. Among them, 138 (36.41%), defeat 127 (33.51%) and 114 draws (30.08%) were won.
As of November 13, 2013, 498 one-day internationals have won 307 (61.65%), defeating 172 (34.54%), 6 (1.20%), and 13 result (2.61% ).
On August 28, 2012, the South African team gained the status of World No. 1 in three types of cricket as the first team.
In the 1970s, due to the racism policy of the government, the ICC issued a stay against South Africa. The team will play against England, Australia and New Zealand only as a white country – the ICC is forced to make a decision against the announcement of the South African government. As a result, talented players like Graeme Pollock, Barry Richards and Mike Procter were denied to play international cricket. Also, emerging cricketers like Allan Lamb and Robin Smith also migrated to England and Kepler Wessels for Australia. Later on, Kepler Wessels again played for South Africa.
In the context of the rehabilitation of the country by the South African government in 1991, the ICC suspended the suspension. The team has played one day international cricket in Kolkata on 10 November 1991 in Calcutta against the Indian cricket team since 1 st June.
After retaining the membership of the South Africa team again, they got mixed success. In 2003, the ICC elected South Africa as the host country for the Cricket World Cup. Furthermore, the world is recognized and credible – despite being a recognized player such as Allan Donald, Shaun Pollock, Gary Kirsten and Hansie Cronje, the team is named as the lookers. Three times in the World Cup, the team failed to go into the semi-finals but could go to the final. Especially in the 1999 Super Six stage, the loss of Australian captain Steve Waugh by Herschelle Gibbs was a memorable event.
In the second half of the 1990’s, South Africa had the highest average one-day cricket win against any team. Nevertheless, the team failed to reach the quarter-finals in 1996. In 2003, South Africa’s cricket team could not raise the group stage in the misunderstanding of winning the 1 run as one of the team’s hopes.
They also could not win the ICC Champions Trophy 2002 and the ICC World Twenty20 in 2007 as other world tournaments.
After Alan Donald’s retirement, Hansie Cronje’s absence from the plane crash and retired from Shaun Pollock’s international cricket, the team is still in a setback. Graeme Smith as his captain, has been responsible for his responsibility and is giving him the right combination, Jacques Kallis, Ashwell Prince. On July 12, 2006, the 29-year-old Ashwell Prince is the first non-white man to lead South Africa as a white group. In the context of the caste quota, he was taken as the black player in the team. But this policy has changed since 2007.
In 1935, Dave Norris scored his highest individual score of 231 in the Test against the Australians in Johannesburg.
In 1947, the South African Cricket Team visited England. In the Nottingham Test, captain Alan Melville and vice-captain Dave Nors made the world record for 319 runs in 3 wickets. The following year, the 38 year old Norris captain played MCC Test match.
One-day international cricket
After South Africa’s team batting first, the world record for one day international cricket In the 5th game in 2006, the tourists won the match against Australia by 438/9 in 49.5 overs and won 1 in a very competitive match. This game is considered to be one of the best games in one-day international cricket history.
In the 2011 ICC World Cup held in Mohali, the match was won by a huge margin of 231 against South Africa, Netherlands or Netherlands. This win is the 4th big victory against any team in the World Cup and the biggest victory for South Africa. Also, South Africa’s victory in the match on March 3, 2011 was their second biggest victory in ODIs.
JP Duminy-Colin Ingram scored 87 runs for the South African side for the highest score of 6 wickets in the World Cup. However, in 1997, Hansie Cronje-Shaun Pollock scored 137 runs against Zimbabwe in their best for the sixth wicket. The team won one hundred or more runs in 7 matches for the World Cup.
Participation in the tournament
There has been a record of defeats of South Africa for a long time, which has won a major tournament. For example: In the 1992 World Cup, they lost the rain-fed semi-final Duckworth-Lewis method. Although it required 22 runs from 13 balls, due to this method, when rain came to an end, their target was won by a ball of 22 runs from 1 ball.
South Africa reached the quarter-finals in 1st place in 1996. The team lost the final match of the 1999 World Cup against Australia in the Super Six match.
As the host country in the 2003 World Cup, South Africa failed to know how many runs to score for rain-fed games, as the group dropped out of the group stage. As a captain, Shaun Pollock dropped out of the captaincy and continued to play Graeme Smith’s captaincy. South Africa, led by Smith, is successful in some areas. However, within a few months, many star players have been hit due to retirement. Among them – fast bowler Allan Donald, one-day cricket experienced Jonty Rhodes. As a result, South Africa only won the only West Indies cricket team in 2004.
In the semi-finals of the 2007 World Cup, all-out against Australia was bowled out for just 149 runs, in which the South African cricket team recorded their lowest score in the World Cup. As a result, Australia easily won by 7 wickets. Although the team is one of the best teams, they still can not win the World Cup.
In the 2011 tournament held jointly by Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka in the 10th edition of the World Cup, they were all-out in each group in Group B. But in the quarter-finals dramatically losing the wicket and losing 68 wickets to 68 runs. As a result, the New Zealand team won. Through this defeat, South Africa again proved that they could never win a knock-out game and they were all slandered by the name of Choksar.
World Cup Cricket
Since the 1975 World Cup cricket began and the ICC was not a member country, the South African cricket team lost the ability to participate in the 1987 Cricket World Cup. After the ICC lifted the ban on South Africa cricket team, the team participated in the World Cup in 1st Division in 1992.
- 1992 World Cup: defeated England in the semi-final;
- 1996 World Cup Cricket: The quarter-finals are defeated by the West Indies;
- 1999 World Cup Cricket: defeated Australia in semi-finals;
- 2003 World Cup: First round can not be reached;
- 2007 World Cup Cricket: defeated Australia in semi-finals;
- 2011 World Cup Cricket: New Zealand defeated in the quarter-finals.
- ICC World Twenty20
- ICC World Twenty20 2007: Participation in Super Eight Period;
- 2009 ICC World Twenty20: Semi-finals;
- 2010 ICC World Twenty20: Participation in Super Eight Period;
- ICC World Twenty20 2012: Participation in Super Eight Period;
- ICC World Twenty20 2014: Participation in semi-finals.
ICC Champions Trophy
- Participate in the ICC Champions Trophy in the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy;
- First round of the ICC Champions Trophy in 2004;
- Participation in the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy semi-final;
- First round of the ICC Champions Trophy in 2009;
- Participation in the semi-finals of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013.
ICC Knockout Episode
- 1998 ICC knockout trophy winner;
- Participation in the 2000 ICC knock-out trophy semi-finals.
South African national cricket team won gold medal in the 1998 Commonwealth Games.
National team in south Africa is ruled by Cricket South Africa. Cricket South Africa – South Africa’s most governing council in both types of cricket, both professional and amateur. In fact this organization was established in 1991 in South Africa United Cricket Board. On June 29, 1991, he became the member of the International Cricket Council. Rosen Domingo is the chief executive of Johannesburg-based organization, Haroon Lorgat and South Africa’s coach.
In 1889, South Africa’s cricket team first participated in international cricket. However, very little is known about the players of that time. Until 1970, the team consistently took part in England, Australia and New Zealand. But after leaving the Commonwealth in May 1961, South Africa’s membership of the Imperial Cricket Conference was cancelled. . In 1964 the ICC rules were changed and other countries were given the status of associate members. But South Africa did not approve the membership again. Under the Radiation Act introduced in 1948, a non-white (black, Indian) player was banned from playing for South Africa. Anti-racism movements The ICC banned the tour in 1970.
Three major domestic cricket tournaments were held in South Africa. They are –
- Sanafel series: Four-day first-class cricket competition;
- Momentum One Day Cup: One Day List A Cricket Tournament
- T20 Domestic Cup: Domestic Twenty20 Cricket Tournament
- Usually, at least one provincial associate team and six first-class teams participate in the above mentioned competitions.