Tuesday, March 22, 2011

South Africa has no concern regarding opposition

Faf du Plessis
South Africa ended their World Cup group matches while securing their top spot of Group B, they would make clash with fourth-placed team in Group A, which is New Zealand [Kiwis]. New Zealand was not having good record before starting their World Cup campaign, as they lost 11 games out of 12. South Africa all-rounder Faf du Plessis expressed that his team have no concern about the opposition in their quarter-final.
He said, "If we prepare well and we are ready for the match and we play to our full knack, we are very much confident to win the quarter-final". After winning five out of six group-stage matches, South Africa are more favorites now as they recognized them a strong contender to win the title. South Africa played as a unit, with wickets spread among the pacers and the slow bowlers, and runs coming from everyone in the line-up. It has meant that, on a day when one doesn't execute, they are safe in knowing someone else will. Du Plessis said, "The win against India played a vital part in the team reaching this point. The victory over India gave us a lot of confidence because everyone chipped in. It also served as a morale inoculation after an intimidating loss to England in Chennai where South Africa batting line-up collapsed for just 165 runs while chasing a low score of 172".
Proteas showed a complete performance against Bangladesh, both with bat and ball and thrashed them by 206 runs in Mirpur. They will now play with New Zealand at the same venue. The conditions would not be disquiet because South Africa has played in them before, and the opposition is not a matter, because, as du Plessis retell, South Africa refused to make them one.

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