26.5.2019 12:20 pm
The Proteas adopted a radical approach in 2007’s tournament … one that, ironically, exposed their inflexibility too.
A glaring illustration of the best-laid plans being laid to waste was the Proteas’ 2007 World Cup odyssey to the Caribbean.
The potential benefit of the two men’s wicket-taking displays before the World Cup is obvious.
He’s suddenly become a trump card for the tournament, but the humble batsman certainly doesn’t feel that way.
Almost 20 years ago, South Africans mourned THAT run out. But the 1999 campaign was so much more really.
Ottis Gibson and Faf du Plessis insist the Proteas have left their baggage of previous World Cups behind.
The Proteas captain spells out the winning recipe to ending the World Cup curse.
As spelled out by one of their biggest prophets, assistant coach Malibongwe Maketa.
Instead, the Proteas all-rounder wants to make sure he makes his last-gasp waltz into the World Cup squad count.
If coach Ottis Gibson says it’s going to be a factor, then you can safely believe him.
Given back its international status, South Africa surprised all and sundry by reaching the last four of the tournament. But it wasn’t an easy ride…
It’s all about the quicks and their well-being at the moment…
The all-rounder replaces the unfortunate Anrich Nortje as worries over Kagiso Rabada and Dale Steyn persist.
None of the national cricket team’s quicks are currently fully fit with the World Cup just over three weeks away.