ICC World Cup 2019: South Africa’s team analysis and chances

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SA will look to evict their Chokers tag


South Africa has always performed well in the World Cup games but only to choke at the Knock out stages. South Africa is known as Chokers because they choke at crucial times in big tournaments. ‘Proteas’ are a mixed bag of experience and young legs.

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Recent form of IPL & series against Sri Lanka will help them in WC 2019

Faf du Plesis will be the captaining the team. Recent form has been decent for ‘Proteas’ as they white-washed Sri-Lanka in T20s and ODI series at their home ground. Quinton de Cock, Captain Faf du Plesis, and Kagiso Rabada are coming with good form from IPL 2019. South Africa has always been a balanced side. Unlike India and Pakistan, they have never been dependent heavily on either batting or bowling.

Batting is stable but lacks firepower in lower middle order

South Africa is entering the world cup with Quinton de Cock, Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Rassie van der Dussen and JP Duminy as batsmen. This team has an experienced batting order, but they miss someone in the lower middle order who can stretch the game and win at crucial stages. David Miller is a kind of batsmen whom you can’t rely on. He can be explosive on his days but he hasn’t been consistent with his performance.

Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius and Chris Morris will strengthen the team with their all-around capabilities. Duminy is more than a part-time bowler and little less than a specialist bowler.

The team incorporates world-class pace attack

The bowling department will see the in-form Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Dale Steyn, and the three all-rounders will be taking the responsibility of pace attack. Captain has a lot of options and variety in the pace attack. Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi, and JP Duminy will be taking the responsibility of the spin department. We should not forget that Imran Tahir and Kagiso Rabada were the top two wicket-takers in the recently concluded IPL.

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SA could make it into Semi-finals if they don’t choke at crucial stage

South Africa has a chance of making into final four if they don’t choke at those games which will decide their fate in reaching semi-finals at the latter part of the tournament. They will face England in the opening game at the Oval.

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