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South African Cricket Team – Profile

by on February 2, 2010
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South African cricket team is hungry for success with the real strength. South Africa is a very strong team that hasn’t won any event that is organized by ICC (International Cricket Council). Even though they are the strong team since their comeback in 1992, they have failed to perform in the big games like semi finals and finals. Over the past few years, South Africa has shown some tremendous performance in all three formats of cricket. From Hashim Amla’s graceful innings to Faf’s powerful hits, South African team is a beautiful blend of talent and team coordination. One of the top three favorites for ICC 2015 World Cup definitely includes South African team because of their consistent performance and dangerous talent. 

South African team is full with the batting talents like AB DeVilliers, JP Duminy, skipper Graeme Smith, Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla, Miller and greatest all rounder Jacques Kallis himself. The bowling department is relying on the impressive performers like Dale Styen, Makhaya Ntini, Parnell, Imran Tahir, Philander and Tsotsobe. South African team always comes into the tournament as one of the favorites to win the World Cup. The team is praised by all for their fielding. According to the experts, it is very hard to break the off-side field in the presence of AB DeVilliers and JP Duminy.

The biggest issue with the team is their inability to handle the pressure in semi finals and finals. In 1999, South Africa lost their spot from the finals due to the tie with Australian team. They can choke at any given point in the game and lose a match from almost winning spot. Nonetheless this doesn’t make South African team any less likable among the cricket fans. In all and all, South Africa is a title hungry team that can defeat any opponent with ease.