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“South Africa Can Go On And Win The World Cup” – Dale Steyn Makes Bold Prediction

“South Africa Can Go On And Win The World Cup” – Dale Steyn Makes Bold Prediction
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It is often said in this sport that batters win you matches but bowlers win you tournaments. This can be seen in the case of South Africa. Former Proteas pacer Dale Steyn suggests that the duo of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje can take them all the way through the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 and ultimately lift this elusive trophy. 

In their previous encounter versus Bangladesh, the duo picked up a total of five wickets with Nortje picking up four and Rabada picking one. They were instrumental in demolishing Bangladesh by 104 runs. 

The conditions in Australia are suitable for these bowlers as they can extract both pace and bounce from the surface as well as have their arsenal of variations that can keep any batter confused. This will favour the Temba Bavuma-led team this edition as per Steyn.

“Rabada is the leader of the South African attack. I am hoping South Africa can go on and win this World Cup and him doubling up with Anrich Nortje as my other fast bowler from South Africa, think the two of them in combination are just fantastic,” Steyn said.

“They have got great pace, they have got good skill, especially in Australia. Rabada seems to be up a level whenever he gets to Australia, so am looking for that competitive streak to come out of him, and the two of them can go on and help South Africa to win this World Cup,” he further added.

South Africa currently top of Group 2 points table

The win against Bangladesh has put the team in a comfortable position on the points table having a net run rate of positive +5.200. Given that they missed the semi-final spot due to net run rate they will be hoping that this edition wouldn’t be an issue. The icing on the cake for them is that Pakistan is on the brink of elimination. 

In the game against Bangladesh, Rilee Rossouw smashed his second T20I hundred and his first in world cups. He was supported by Quinton de Kock’s half-century which helped the Proteas reach a score of 205-5. 

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