The journey of South Africa so far in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament is horrendous. Getting knocked down by hosts England in the first contest, the Proteas were overpowered by Bangladesh in the second game before losing balance against India. As if all this wasn’t enough, the match against West Indies was washed out to have them possessing a solitary point after 4 games.
However, skipper Faf du Plessis has refused to give up by insisting that his team is still in good spirit to turn the tables and qualify for the semi-final stage of the 10-team competition. Discussing a strong team culture, the 34-year old urged his unit to bring their best game forward as the team gears up to play Afghanistan in their next match at Cardiff on Sunday.
“Generally, I find when a team starts losing two or three games, it can happen that there are a few cracks that can appear in a team and the blame game can start. We are far away from that. That is a strong sign for us. Now it is the performance and the skill side of cricket that needs to take over,” said by Faf du Plessis as he shared his feelings about the remaining part of the 50-over tournament.