Editorials
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1 Nov 2021
7:31 am

Proteas need to hit their straps to progress to T20 World Cup semifinals

Editorials

The Proteas need to execute their skills better over the next few weeks because relying on passion alone will not be enough.

South Africa fielder David Miller is congratulated after the dismissal of Australia batsman Mitchell Marsh during the 3rd ODI between South Africa and Australia at Senwes Park on March 7, 2020. (Photo by Barco Greeff / AFP)

The South African cricket team gave their T20 World Cup chances a boost with a dramatic four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in Sharjah on Saturday. After a tough week for the Proteas, where the initial failure of former captain Quinton de Kock to take the knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement overshadowed their T20 campaign, a victory was exactly what they needed as they leap-frogged Australia into second position in their group behind leaders England. With matches against Bangladesh and England still to come, the Proteas need to hit their straps if they are to advance. They...