ICC World Cup 2019: Dale Steyn, Hashim Amla Train Hard Ahead of India Clash
South Africa are in a difficult situation in World Cup 2019 at the moment. The Proteas had lost their first two games against England and Bangladesh. They face another major test against India on Wednesday.
However, ahead of this crucial tie, South Africa were given a huge injury boost. Dale Steyn has been missing from the start of the tournament. On the other hand, opener Hashim Amla dealt a head injury during the game against England. He could not recover in time for their game against Bangladesh.
But the experienced duo are more likely to be back against India on Wednesday. South Africa had missed their experience in the game against Bangladesh. However, with their star players set to return, the team will be in high spirit for Wednesday’s clash.
After losing to Bangladesh on Sunday, South Africa team reached Ageas Bowl on Monday. Both Hashim Amla and Dale Steyn worked hard on their comebacks after missing out against Bangladesh.
Although, South Africa are not scheduled for any training session on Monday, Amla and Steyn worked hard in Rose Bowl, Southampton. Both the players reached the ground around 4 pm local time.
Initially Steyn started bowling at good pace to Hashim Amla. And the veteran batsmen was seen playing fluently. However, after 20 minutes, Steyn took a break and started fielding at mid wicket.
Amla continued his batting as he received throw downs from the team assistants. All this drill took place under the watchful eyes of South Africa’s coach, Ottis Gibson. Dale Steyn is keen to prove his match fitness and play against India. After batting for approximately 40 minutes, Hashim Amla left the ground along with Dale Steyn.
South Africa In Tough Position With Slow Start
South Africa are currently in a tough spot after losing their first two games. However, they will look to bounce back against India on Wednesday. A loss against India would make things much more tougher for South Africa as they will have very less scope of qualifying for semifinals.
Although, they can still win five out of their last six games and qualify. It will be ideal for the team to win against India on Wednesday. India, on the other hand, will be looking to start on a winning note.
Considered as one of the tournament favorites, a win against South Africa would keep them in positive mind space going into the World Cup. Both the sides are set to play at Ageas Bowl on June 5.
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