South Africa is looking a class apart in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023. The Proteas are having a staggering campaign and it won’t be a surprise if end up playing the final of the tournament on 19th November in Ahmedabad.
While batting first, South Africa has been absolutely insane. The Proteas have ripped apart the bowling lineup of the opposition and have batted magnificently well. They have made world-class bowling lineups look clueless with their batting and have piled up huge totals in the ICC World Cup 2023.
The reason behind this has been the form of Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller. The batters in particular have unleashed themselves during the death overs and taken the world cricket by storm.
The last 10 overs have witnessed carnage by South African batters. In the game against Sri Lanka, they scored 137 runs in Delhi. After that, they followed it up with 79 runs in the last 10 overs against Australia in Lucknow.
Their last two games in the ICC World Cup 2023 have been sensational. In the last ten 10 overs against England, the Proteas added 143 runs and then in the last game against Bangladesh, they smashed 144 runs. Thanks to their brilliance in death overs, they have won all the games by big margins.
Here are South Africa’s score in the last 10 overs while batting first in this World Cup:
137 Vs Sri Lanka.
79 Vs Australia.
143 Vs England.
144 vs Bangladesh.
South Africa has been extremely dominant in the ICC World Cup 2023. They opened their campaign with a massive 102 runs against Sri Lanka. If this was not enough they then thumped Australia by 134 runs. But after that, their campaign took a U-turn as they lost to the Netherlands by 38 runs.
South Africa then staged a dominating comeback as they thumped defending champions England by 229 runs in Mumbai. After the 149-run over Bangladeshi, secured the No.2 spot on the points table. They are looking like hot favourites to win the tournament and if they way they are, no one can stop them.
ICC World Cup 2023: South Africa has used only 5 bowlers in each match in World Cup 2023; also have the most centuries
South Africa has been terrific with the ball as well. While all the other teams at some stage have to be dependent on the 6th bowler, the Proteas have maintained their stature. They have used just 5 bowlers in the tournament in all the games.
And surprisingly all the bowlers have picked wickets in all the games, which depict the kind of dominance they have displayed in the tournament. With the bat also, they are top of the charts. The Proteas have smashed 6 hundreds in the tournament, which is the most by any team.