By: Bongani Dlamini 

 

The South African cricket team has earned itself the ‘chokers’ tag and this comes after boasting some of the great players in the world, but still failing to win a major trophy since readmission.  

Led by Temba Bavuma, the Proteas will be looking to put on an impressive display at the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. 

South Africa go into the limited overs world cup on the back of three successful T20 series against West Indies, Ireland and Sri Lanka and they will be hoping to continue where they left off in the shortest format of the game.

As always, there will be huge expectations for the Proteas to do well at an ICC event and fast bowler Kagiso Rabada wants to focus on the task at hand rather than focusing on what happened in the past. 

“I don’t actually even like to talk about that (the past). What’s happened in the past has happened in the past, I don’t want to talk about it too much. 

“We have a challenge set in front of us, no one in the past has tried to lose games, so we come in with the same mentality. Whether we had baggage or not, I just think it’s not even worth talking about, it’s just about playing”, said the 26 year old. 

Preparations are going well for the Proteas ahead of their first match against Australia as they beat Afghanistan by 41 runs in a warm up match on Monday, 18 October.  

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