The ICC Cricket World Cup is around three months away from now. The excitement for the event has taken its toll on the fans and players as the preparations are underway. The International Cricket Council (ICC) along with the Board of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) announced the official schedule of the tournament, which will take place in India for the first time since 2011. The ICC World Cup 2023 will be played from 5th October. A total of 48 matches will take place and 10 teams will fight for the title.
2 Opening Combinations that South Africa might try for the ICC World Cup 2023
South Africa is one of the most exciting teams in the world of cricket. But there’s no shying away from the fact that they are the unluckiest team as well as often they have failed to capitalise on the pressure situations and have ended up choking in the big tournaments. In the upcoming ICC World Cup 2023, they will be one of the teams to watch out for because of the talent they have in this pool of teams.
Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock
Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock will be the first-choice openers for South Africa in the ICC World Cup 2023. The two have been doing a fine job for the team at the top of the order and have given some fiery starts to the team. There were a lot of concerns over the form of Bavuma but he put all the critics to rest after his performances against Australia. He led from the front and it’s fair to say that he locked his place at the top. He along with De Kock will form a great pair for the Proteas in the World Cup.
Reeza Hendricks and Quinton de Kock
Another opening pair that South Africa might have in mind for the ICC World Cup 2023 will be Reeza Hendricks and Quinton de Kock. While there’s no doubt that De Kock will be there, Hendricks in the limited opportunities that he has got has been exceptional. His ability to take the bowlers from the ball 1 sets him apart from other players. With teams looking to maximise power, the duo of De Kock and Hendricks will be vital for South Africa in World Cup.