ICC 2019 World Cup: I am not Mr. Nice Guy, I will challenge the team, says Faf du Plessis
WORLD CUP LONDON: Despite the multiple injuries that have affected them, South Africa has simply not played like the South Africa we hope for. After the team lost its second consecutive game, this time to Bangladesh at the Oval on Sunday, captain Faf du Plessis He made it clear that he will not hesitate before reading the anti-riot act in the dressing room.
Well, always, from my style of captaincy, there has always been a line, and if you do not work in that line, there are many hard words. I certainly am not Mr. Nice Guy.
There are times for rigor and for you to see that a dressing room needs you to be strong and that you motivate them.
Today was not good enough. I have absolutely no excuse. So if the boys think they can make excuses for a performance like today, they will be challenged. That is a fact, he emphasized.
He almost apologized to the fans for the poor cricket that his team has dealt so far. I think fans understand what I'm saying now that it's not good enough. I'm not even going to try to make excuses. We are not playing to our full potential.
It was great to see the South African fans in the last two games to support, because I'm very proud to come and play; There are people who come to support us. They fly all the time and it's expensive for them. come here, so you appreciate it, you sit down and you think about it, he said.
All I can say is that we will keep fighting. I am extremely disappointed, said the captain. I decided to say that all the formats of our game simply do not activate. Blaming bad luck is not an option for me.
Time for plan B
Dale Steyn injuries, Lungi Ngidi and Anrich Nortje left the mutilated South African attack and stole Plan A. Our plan was to target England and Bangladesh with aggressive skittles. Plan A left because they were the main players who played together. They have not played a game together on this tour. Initially, Plan B was Nortje as an additional rhythm player that we had lined up if we had an injury, to have another X factor bowler who can play 145 more kilometers per hour. He also got injured. , it ruined.
If Anrich was here, you could say: 'Listen, Dale, it's getting to that moment where you need to play or we have to replace you'. But now we have two or three shot down. So now you are moving to a wider territory. You have two middle-rate allrounders and then you have Chris Morris. So now we have to really see what we can do to try to be effective. Are we playing all the players, playing two roulettes? Now we are reorganizing all of our cards and we see how we can deal with that.
Ngidi out of India shock
In a big blow to South Africa ahead of their clash against India at Southampton on Wednesday, Lungi Ngidi was officially ruled out of the India clash after the fast bowler suffered a hamstring strain in the clash against Bangladesh on Sunday. Lungi will probably be out for about a week to 10 days, but we'll have scans done tomorrow. The plan will be to get him ready for the West Indies match (on June 10), said Dr Mohammed Moosajee, the manager of the South African team, however, he is optimistic about Amla taking the field against India, and said Steyn was making progress.