Cricket South Africa’s Selection Panel Convener, Linda Zondi, says they’re very close to deciding their squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The Proteas have gained three of the four ODI series they’ve contested in 2018, including away wins in Sri Lanka and Australia, while having to pact with injuries to a number of key players as well as retirements.
With only ten more ODIs to play formerly they kick off the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in contradiction of England at The Oval, He said there’s not much more to choose in terms of their World Cup squad.
“We had a lot of questions that we answered in the Australian series,” said Zondi. “It’s a pity we had a couple of players who were injured with JP Duminy being the example. He played well in Sri Lanka and we would have loved to see him in the Australia series.
“We more or less know about the structure of our side‚ we just now need to finalise in the next two series and see if the guys are going to grab their opportunities.
“The guys must put up their hands and say this is my spot‚ I want to cement my spot and move on. I think we’re more than 85% in terms of where we want to be in regards as a team and combinations.”
Zondi also talked and confirmed skilled pair Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock will be the Proteas’ opening duo at Cricket World Cup 2019.