South Africa lost their first two matches in the tri-series.Nothing is right for Proteas. AB de Villiers led South Africa lost first match against home team West Indies where they managed to score 188. South Africa’s bowler done well in second ODI against Australia. But, batsmen were failed to cross the target given by Australia. Last seven wickets collapsed in 42 runs. South Africa will face home team West Indies today in their third ODI. Captain AB de Villiers feels that they have chance to come on the top if the team can play better cricket as a unit against West Indies.
“We have let ourselves down a few times with our performances, but I have enjoyed the way we have changed the balance of the side. I feel all of the guys who have come in have performed well individually, but I still feel that as a team we haven’t clicked well yet. That will be our focus for tomorrow, just really operating and gelling together, if we do that I believe we’ll play those pressure situations much better,” said South African One-Day International skipper.
AB likes a series where three teams play in different venues. According to him, it is a challenge for any team to play series like this. I’m a big believer that in a series like this, where there are three different teams and venues, you have to chop and change as you go on. You have to try and be unpredictable but at the same time obtain some consistency in your performances,” he said.
AB de villiers praised West Indies for their good form. Jason Holder led West Indies is becoming better ODI side for couple of months. “They are not as unpredictable as they used to be, they have become a good ODI unit. They seem to know exactly what they are doing, they have world-class players in both their batting and bowling line-ups. They are a force, especially in their home conditions, they know what to expect and how to handle the various conditions that we are faced with here,” he told.
Jason Holder, West Indies’ One-Day International captain, wants to put up an improved batting show. Earlier he said, “We didn’t bat well in the last game in Guyana. We won the first game probably in the 48th over chasing 180. I think it’s obvious that we need to put some more runs on the board.”