Marco Jansen called up into South Africa's T20 World Cup squad to replace injured Dwaine Pretorius

Marco Jansen has been called up to South Africa's squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup to replace the injured Dwaine Pretorius.

Allrounder Pretorius was ruled out of the global tournament in Australia due to a fracture sustained to his left thumb during the recent T20I series against India. 

The 22-year-old Jansen has only played one T20I for the Proteas, making his international debut in the shortest format against India in June.

Taking Jansen's place among the travelling reserves will be fast bowler Lizaad Williams. The other reserves are spinner Bjorn Fortuin and allrounder Andile Phehlukwayo.

South Africa's 15-man squad and three reserves are on their way to Australia from India, where they have been involved in an ODI series, which followed a three-match T20 series.

The Proteas will play two warm-up matches in Brisbane, against New Zealand and Bangladesh, on 17 and 19 October before their official World Cup kicks off in Hobart on 24 October against a qualifier.

Temba Bavuma's charges are in a group alongside India, England, Pakistan and two qualifiers with the top two sides advancing to the last four of the competition.

Proteas T20 World Cup squad: Temba Bavuma (capt), Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs

Travelling reserves: Bjorn Fortuin, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lizaad Williams

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