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Proteas depart for 2019 Cricket World Cup

20 May 2019, 17:42 GMT+10

Cape Town - And they're off!

The Proteas have departed for the 2019 Cricket World Cup in England and Wales.

Led by Faf du Plessis, the Proteas will be looking to break their ICC World Cup hoodoo and lift their first ever 50-over trophy.

Last week, the Proteas camp prepared for the challenging tournament by climbing on top Table Mountain.

The 10 teams will play each other in a single-round of matches - as was the case in the 1992 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

The top four teams will then progress to the semi-finals.

Lord's will host its fifth World Cup final on July 14.

South Africa play in two warm-up matches against Sri Lanka (Friday, May 24) and West Indies (Sunday,May 26) before opening their World Cup against hosts England on May, 30.

South Africa's 2019 Cricket World Cup squad:

Faf du Plessis (captain), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, Rassie van der Dussen

Proteas fixtures:

Friday, May 24 - Sri Lanka v South Africa, Cardiff Wales Stadium

Sunday, May 26 - South Africa v Windies, Bristol County Ground

Thursday, May 30 - England v South Africa, The Oval

Sunday, June 2 - South Africa v Bangladesh, The Oval

Wednesday, June 5 - South Africa v India, Hampshire Bowl

Monday, June 10 - South Africa v West Indies, Hampshire Bowl

Saturday, June 15 - South Africa v Afghanistan, Cardiff Wales Stadium

Wednesday, June 19 - New Zealand v South Africa, Edgbatson

Sunday, June 23 - Pakistan v South Africa, Lord's

Friday, June 28 - Sri Lanka v South Africa, The Riverside Durham

Saturday, July 6 - Australia v South Africa, Old Trafford

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