World Cup Titbits

SA aim to sign off from WC with a flourish

21st June, 2019 10:46:04 printer

Struggling South Africa need a miracle to make the World Cup semi-finals but coach Ottis Gibson said the team have plenty to play for in their remaining three matches, reports AFP.

The Faf du Plessis-led side have flopped badly at the 50-over event in England and Wales, recording just one win, over minnows Afghanistan, in their six matches so far.

The Proteas did put up a fight against New Zealand on Wednesday but lost a tense game mainly due to Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson’s brilliance with the bat.

“We’ve still got three games to play and I’d like to think that we can at least play the way we know we can play,” said Gibson.

“The thing about the squad is that there are guys playing their last World Cup and I’d like to think that they will leave the world stage having signed off on a strong note.”