Captain: AB de Villiers.
Coach: Gary Kirsten
Adjusting to conditions in Sri Lanka, especially the slow wickets, after a long tour of England, will be crucial to South Africa's chances in the tournament.
South Africa remain strong contenders in any form of the game, including Twenty20. Opening batsman Richard Levi is able to hit ferociously in the power-play overs and is backed by more orthodox world-class batsmen in AB de Villiers, Jacques Kallis and Hashim Amla. Then there is Albie Morkel, the hard-hitting 'finisher'.
Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel provide top-quality fast bowling, Lonwabo Tsotsobe is a naggingly accurate left-armer and there are capable spin bowlers in Johan Botha, Robin Peterson, Faf Du Plessis and JP Duminy.
South Africa have not won a 50-over World Cup or the World Twenty20 despite consistently being among the favourites. They now get a chance to set the record straight as they go into the World Twenty20 as international cricket's most feared side.
South Africa squad: AB de Villiers (capt), Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Johan Botha, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Jacques Kallis, Richard Levi, Albie Morkel, Morne Morkel, Justin Ontong, Wayne Parnell, Robin Peterson, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.