Hashim Amla Skilled South Africa batsman has not been at his best recently but is self-assured of turning things around at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England. Cricket followers are waiting for thrilling acts of their favorite players in this year’s contest. You can book Cricket World Cup Final tickets Online.
Amla’s form has been a substance of some concern for SA ahead of the CWC. Since the start of 2018, he has scored 529 runs from 16 innings at 35.26 – sub-par when likened to his overall career average of 49.74.
But the 36-year-old is sure he can find his best, once the CWC gets happening with SA taking on hosts ENG in the tournament opener on 30 May. Some of that belief stalks from the fact that he has typically done well in ENG, as underlined by his ODI average of 56.73 on these shores.
“I am hungrier than ever before, there is no doubt about that,” said Amla. “I have been blessed to have this shirt for a while but the time off has made me want to come back stronger. This is my third CWC so I know what it is all about.”
“I have a strong record in ENG and I have always enjoyed coming here. We have played ENG recently and had some success against them; I have done well against them too.”
South Africa, although placed No.3 on the ICC ODI Team rankings, hasn’t been widely talked up of as one of the favorites to lift the title this time around. Amla feels the reduced prospects will advantage the team.
“This year, you don’t see the same big names and that is why the focus is not on us but that has some good in it,” he said.
“There has not been much chat about us winning in contrast to the past but I don’t think that played a part in how we have done. At the end of the day, we always gave our best and played to win. The fact there has not been a lot of chat at this CWC means there is less hope but in the side, we think we can do well.”
This year, I am very happy not to be reserved by anyone. We know how good we are so we just want to come and enjoy it. We have some players who will be playing in their last CWC and then some who are feeling it for the first time, so we just want to have some fun.
SA will look to tune things up in their warm-up games against Sri Lanka and West Indies on 24 May and 26 May correspondingly, before their movement gets underway in the tournament opener against ENG at The Oval.
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