Veteran South Africa batsman Mignon du Preez believes that if his team executes their plans well against hosts England in their second Group B match of the 2022 Commonwealth Games at Edgbaston, they have victory. Good opportunity to set yourself up for.
After losing their opening match to New Zealand by 13 runs, South Africa face England in a crucial match to decide their future in the tournament on Tuesday.
England are very familiar with South Africa, the two sides had a multi-format tour last month, where England won the T20I series 3-0 and the ODI series apart from drawing a Test.
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The last time the two sides met in a global T20I tournament was in the Women’s T20 World Cup 2020, where South Africa won by six wickets in Perth.
“We have plans, our execution is not right yet, so if we really execute our plans, we will definitely set ourselves up for a good win. It’s a very narrow margin in T20 cricket. It’s an over or two, or a partnership that really takes the game away.
“I don’t think we were that far (against England in the past), we played good cricket for most of the game but then one or two overs let us down. The main thing for us will be to focus on what we can do and not spend too much energy on the opposition, and if we execute our plans we can win ourselves some games. will put in the position of,” said Mignon. The evening of the match
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Despite the defeat in their Group B opener against New Zealand, Mignon is optimistic about the atmosphere in the team where, despite the sudden retirement of Liselle Lee from international cricket, regular captains Dan van Niekerk, Marizan Cupp and Trisha Chetty will be back. Many senior players are missing. .
“I definitely think the mood in the camp is good and healthy. We have a training session (later) and I saw some of the girls this morning, and everyone looks ready to go. Tomorrow is our day off.” had a good day and the girls spent some time away from cricket.
“A day away from sport, and just watching some other sports; the Euro finals, our swimming athletes and the Sevens, there was a lot going on yesterday and sometimes it’s good to take your mind off it a bit.
“Obviously it’s not the start we wanted against New Zealand. It’s tournament cricket, the games come thick and fast, so it’s one of those things you have to park and get the next one. To go.”
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Being in a Commonwealth Games environment for the first time means that South African women cricketers get to enjoy the experience of watching world-class athletes compete in a multi-sport event.
“It’s been really special. We’ve never been part of the South African team, so to be welcomed by the team and actually go to an opening ceremony and spend some time with all the other players has been pretty special.
“The atmosphere at these games is just electric. We’ve been to the village where we get to see players from different countries that you always see on TV, so it’s been really special. I’m glad I got to do it. An opportunity to be part of Team South Africa,” said Mignon.
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