West Indies vs South Africa World Cup Match Washed Out

  • West Indies vs South Africa World Cup Match Washed Out

West Indies vs South Africa World Cup Match Washed Out

But in the end, du Plessis was pleased he did not have to play in a shortened game, which would have favoured West Indies.

South Africa must win their final five matches to qualify from the round-robin group stage however, with clashes against Afghanistan, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Australia still to come.

According to the rules of the one-day game, each team must face a minimum of 120 deliveries of the allocated 300 for the game to be counted.

Amla has endured a stop-start World Cup after being hit on the head by England paceman Jofra Archer in the opening game at The Oval.

Faf Du Plessis hopes the controversy over AB De Villiers´ attempt to come out of retirement for the World Cup can fuel his side´s bid to rescue their spluttering campaign.

"We are hoping that it's around the corner for him", Du Plessis said.

De Villiers´ approach was snubbed by South Africa´s cricket chiefs and Du Plessis claimed the row over whether or not he should have been selected could actually bring the squad closer together.

"In my mind, when I was looking at 30 or 35 overs, I was still feeling like if you get a score of 200, there was enough in that wicket with our bowling attack, especially playing Beuran today as well, an extra seamer", he added.

"We have to do the basics better, the batters have to take more responsibility".

Speaking after Monday's washout game against West Indies, South African captain Faf du Plessis disclosed that he and retired cricketer AB de Villiers had telephonic conversation on this during the Indian Premier League (IPL) earlier this summer. However, du Plessis insisted it was too soon to start weighing up permutations in the fight for the top four, or to start wishing for certain teams to trip up to make their own requirement more manageable.

"Generally, I find that when a team starts losing two or three games, it can happen that there are a few cracks that can appear in a team and the blame game can start". "Right now, for us, we need to focus on our performance".

"When we play them (any team), we want to play the same brand of cricket that we are playing, what we executed in the past couple of games".

"Every game for us is a must-win and the permutations are really too far away".