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De Villiers to lead full-strength World Cup squad

The 2015 Cricket World will be held in Australia and New Zealand in February.

The Proteas World Cup Squad was unveiled at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town on 7 January 2015. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - AB de Villiers will lead a full-strength Proteas squad for February's 2015 Cricket World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand.

"Quinton de Kock is the only injury concern at the moment," Cricket South Africa (CSA) selection convener Andrew Hudson said.

"Our medical committee has backed his inclusion in the squad at this stage, so there is confidence that he will be ready for the tournament."

Hudson says there are eight players with previous world cup experience, including de Villiers, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, JP Duminy, Wayne Parnell, Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn and Imran Tahir.

"We feel we have a nice blend of experience of major knock-out tournaments plus the freshness that will come from the relative newcomers."

Hudson said they stayed true to their policy of consistency and reward for good performances.

"The fact that most of these series have been played away from home has provided excellent preparation as well. The selectors have also identified a group of standby players in the event of injury replacements being needed but these will not be named at this stage."

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