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‘AB de Villiers' offer came in too late’: Faf du Plessis

‘AB de Villiers' offer came in too late’: Faf du Plessis

SA now have a solitary point from four games and even wins in all the remaining games might not guarantee them a place in the semi-finals.

With their World Cup campaign now on cusp of a humiliating exit, South Africa now prepare themselves for a superhuman mission if they wish to go deep into the tournament.

This was the second match of the World Cup to be abandoned because of rain following the wash-out between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

In a revealing chat with South African media, he opened up on the struggles his players were facing in England.

Stand by for a potential washout or major disruptions when New Zealand and India face each other in the cricket World Cup. That day in February 2015 de Villiers smashed way to a brilliant 162 not out from mere 66 deliveries as the right-hander bludgeoned 17 boundaries and eight sixes while powering his side to their best World Cup score of 408-5.

'Putting your finger on why they're going out when they have, is nearly impossible, ' Benkenstein said after Monday's washout.

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"Our history doesn't help ... and we're trying to deal with it".

'The guys have been nervous and it's shown, ' he said.

"At the moment everything is pretty simple". We are not going to single out the bowlers and say the bowlers did a poor job, or the batsmen did a poor job, it is a team, ' he said. We do feel like the news came in and went through the team.

"We have seen over the last game and today that the first ten overs can be a little bit tricky, there is more pace and bounce in the wicket and the nature of it".

"I do honestly feel as a team, the feeling in the camp is still very strong", said Du Plessis.

Du Plessis continues to back the 35-year-old, who stepped away from the game last year, but stated the emergence of the story had not had a negative impact. He now looks in awesome form in the nets, he's a class player and this is as well as I've seen him play. Teams are scoring big totals so when you are in and you are dominating, you've got to try and make the most of it. "So it's disappointing the fact we didn't get a game". "We often try and accelerate a bit fast rather than getting our heads down and keeping it ticking over for a bit longer with the batters getting us more to the end of the game". Faf du Plessis' men lost to England by 104 runs; to Bangladesh by 21 runs and to India by 6 wickets to enter the danger zone.


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