Cricket World Cup 2019 South Africa Team Analysis
South Africa’s middle-order batting, in particular, does not seem as threatening as it once was as we have seen some spectacular batting order in middle-order in past where the David Miller, De Villiers, Gibbs, and Duminy like players have entertained us so much. Along with the loss of De Villiers when retiring, they may have lost Hashim Amla to form as well.
Batting Attack of South Africa
With an average of 49.74, Hashim Amla, one of the first names on the team’s sheet. But has been left out of the team for the ODI series against Sri Lanka after 12 months. Time is running out for Amla to make a case for a market retreat, but protease will surely be wary of going to the World Cup without his two most experienced and proven ODI batters over the past decade.
The good news for South Africa is that Captain FAF du Plessis seems to be ready for a big tournament. The skipper scored an undefeated 112 in his most recent innings and has averaged 72.62 in ODI in the past 12 months so this might be chance for portages to win a trophy for their country. Like opening-batsman and wicketkeeper, Quinton de Kock also seems to have returned to its best level. Scoring more than 80 consecutive runs in its two most recent innings after a long while from 2018.
Bowling Attack of South Africa
South Africans are preparing for the World Cup with four consecutive successive wins. That success has been built on the back of their bowling players, who have only awarded more than 250 races four times in their last 17 games, and only once allowed a team to exceed 300.
With Dale Steyn back in the squad, along with dangerous and best bowler, Kagiso due to his deadliest bowling spells, Lungi Ngidi, the leg spinner Imran Tahir and the impressive and outstanding bowler Phehlukwayo. South Africa has an attack as frugal as it is dangerous and can easily destroy any batting line up. As a whole, South African bowling players have averaged 27.59 (second among World Cup teams) and have hit every 32.2 balls (first) in the last 12 months.