Proteas’ ODI World Cup automatic qualification not looking good

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Proteas’ ODI World Cup automatic qualification not looking good

Stand-in captain Keshav Maharaj concerned as SA are in an uncomfortable ninth place on Super League table

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SA stand-in ODI captain Keshav Maharaj has admitted that the Proteas are in an uncomfortable position on the ICC World Cup Super League table.

The Super League is used as a criterion for qualification for the 2023 ODI Cricket World Cup to be held in India and the Proteas are currently languishing in ninth place and outside the automatic qualifying spots after the 2-1 series loss to Sri Lanka.

“It is a bit concerning,” he said when asked to reflect on the team’s position on the qualifying programme. “We can’t keep on saying we will focus on the next series, we need to take care of the points and start winning series. Obviously it is not ideal but as much as we have lost the series we can take away a lot of positives, especially from the last two games and how the batters approached spin bowling.”..

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