Cricket South Africa on Wednesday named the preliminary 30-man squad for the World Cup as required by the tournament regulations. The final squad of 15 will be announced in January.
The World Cup starts on 14 February and runs until 29 March.
The Proteas will open their campaign against Zimbabwe at Seddon Park in Hamilton on 15 February.
CWC preliminary squad: AB de Villiers (Titans, capt), Hashim Amla (Cape Cobras, vice-capt), Kyle Abbott (Dolphins), Farhaan Behardien (Titans), Quinton de Kock (Highveld Lions), Marchant de Lange (Titans), JP Duminy (Cape Cobras), Faf du Plessis ( Titans), Dean Elgar (Titans), Beuran Hendricks (Cape Cobras), Reeza Hendricks (Knights), Imran Tahir (Dolphins), Rory Kleinveldt (Cape Cobras), Ryan Mclaren (Dolphins), David Miller (Dolphins), Morne Morkel (Titans), Chris Morris (Highveld Lions), Justin Ontong (Cape Cobras), Wayne Parnell (Warriors), Robin Peterson (Cape Cobras), Aaron Phangiso (Highveld Lions), Vernon Philander (Cape Cobras), Andrew Puttick (Cape Cobras), Kagiso Rabada (Highveld Lions), Rilee Rossouw (Knights), Mthokozisi Shezi (Cape Cobras), Dale Steyn (Cape Cobras), Lonwabo Tsotsobe (Highveld Lions), Morne van Wyk (Dolphins) and David Wiese (Titans)