South African cricket is going through a tough patch these days. After failing badly in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament, the team was expected to bounce back in the bilateral series, but that didn’t happen. In the recently concluded Test series against England, the hosts were defeated 3-1 despite taking an early lead in the series.
Reviewing South Africa’s performance, skipper Faf du Plessis said that his side is only going to get better from here as playing competitive cricket against top sides will ameliorate their skills. The 35-year old admitted results not going in favor of South Africa, but insisted that the unit will take some because of dearth of experience.
“That’s the reality of where we sit. We’ve put some good things in place with the strong, experienced coaching team. However, the experience we are lacking now will take time. I think we handed 8 debuts in last 9 Tests and it shows that we’re a team that will take time”- Faf said while making an honest assessment of South Africa’s woes.