South Africa – Cricket World Cup 2019

South Africa – Cricket World Cup 2019

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Introduction

I promise I’ll be one of the few people who won’t call call this team “chokers”. South Africa’s bowling lineup is impeccable and its batting shows a lot of promise. An array of quality all-rounders also helps its case.

Introduction
SWOT
Roster
Schedule
Mihir’s SWOT Analysis
CWC 2019 South Africa Mihir SWOT
strengths
  1. A good all-round squad with majority of bases covered and addressed.
  2. For me, this World Cup is about which teams have a good bowling attack and South Africa is right up there with their seamers and spinners.
  3. Not only that, their bowlers are wicket-takers and match-winners and the bench they possess is equally strong as the expected starters – a good conundrum for the captain.
weaknesses
  1. The opening pair has been bit of a concern for some time now. However, if the words of Hashim Amla are to be believed, there is sunrise on the horizon.
  2. I don’t see any other apparent weakness in this team.
opportunities
  1. The splendid form of Faf du Plessis couldn’t have come at a better time. He is a vital cog in the South African batting wheel and the other batters have the perfect opportunity to form a solid batting lineup around him and complement the strong bowling lineup.
  2. I feel like it is a great opportunity for South Africa to leverage their all-round balance, the format of the tournament and the conditions (which demand for skilful bowlers) and materialise their aspirations (I won’t say what they are… *winks*)
threats
  1. Over-persistence with failures, as they have often been guilty of doing, won’t really help their case.
key player
Kagiso Rabada –> Who in their right mind would have though that a team whose bowling lineup contains Dale Steyn will be lid by a 24-year old youngster who’s played just half as many games as Dale Steyn!! Kagiso Rabada will undoubtedly be the leader of the attack and his skilful performance with the ball will be South Africa’s biggest asset.
prediction
South Africa is a very interesting prospect for me and I have a strong feeling that this team is going to make the top 4. They certainly have the team and the form to do it.
Roster
CWC 2019 South Africa Roster
Schedule
CWC 2019 South Africa Schedule

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