South Africa are out from 2019 world cup following their defeat against New Zealand last night and CSA is all set to take action against coach and captain. As per reliable cricket insider, Cricket South Africa will remove coach Ottis Gibson and captain Faf Du Plessis. The CSA source confirmed that major changes would be made when team returns to home.
“We’re certainly disappointed with the performance of national team and core changes are set to take place for keeping future in mind. The way players played in the world cup, we’ve closely examined the issues and ready to deal with those problems to make better future,” source told SportsMirchi.com.
“Management is not happy with the decisions made on-field and off the field. Senior players should have been more responsible in the event like world cup. Whether it’s batting, bowling or fielding, we’ve been out class by opponents.”
Proteas won just one game in played first six matches of 2019 world cup and that victory came against Afghanistan. And in that Afghani match, team didn’t win with a dominance that was required to boost the world cup campaign.
The insider didn’t reveal the names but it is clear that senior players are set to get fired from limited overs cricket. Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, Faf Du Plessis, JP Duminy and David Miller didn’t perform the way South Africa were looking for. At his moment, captain Du Plessis is 34-years and in next 2023 world cup, he’ll be 38. So it is clear from the source that CSA will appoint new skipper after world cup.
“Leadership is very important in the big competition and unfortunately Faf failed in this department. And if we talk about coaching department, mentors were not up to the mark to prepare player for the world cup. In all three departments, we lack and thus concludes our campaign,” source added.
Sports Mirchi has also learnt that Cricket South Africa will bring lots of changes to the management and team after world cup and CSA is planing to introduce what England Cricket Board (ECB) did after their poor run at 2015 ICC world cup in Australia/New Zealand. Proteas have played quite slow cricket as per modern standards.
“If you look at our scoring rate against Blackcaps, we’re just batting like to play full quota of overs. Scoring below 250 against top class side like Blackcaps, will not give your comfort to win the game. Not only this but if you look at our game against Afghanistan, we took 28 overs to chase 125 target. That is not modern day cricket,” he added.
New Zealand beat Proteas by 4 wickets in an exciting last over thriller. Kiwis hold the nerve to get victory and African fielders did some silly mistakes on the field that helped Kiwis won the game. Miller dropped the catch, run out chance was missed and then captain and wicket-keeper didn’t hear the sound of edge went past from Kane Williamson who score match winning hundred for Blackcaps.
South Africa are due to play Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Australia in the cricket world cup 2019’s remaining fixtures.