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Rabada was prepared to lead South Africa’s World Cup campaign.

Rabada was prepared to lead South Africa’s World Cup campaign.

Rabada was prepared to lead South Africa’s World Cup campaign.

In the absence of two crucial pacers for South Africa, Kagiso Rabada will be in charge of their bowling attack at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in India in 2023.

At the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, South Africa will be without the services of star pacers Anrich Nortje and Sisanda Magala. Kagiso Rabada will be expected to lead the pace attack in their absence.

Rabada is optimistic about South Africa’s chances at the World Cup despite the absence of key players. Although the Proteas have yet to hold the coveted trophy, the tearaway pacer has his sights set on the top honor.

As South Africans, we have never lacked for confidence, so going into the tournament, we are confident that we can prevail.

“We have the players to win this competition, so hopefully we can reach our first final. Although it will be challenging, it will also be a lot of fun.

The opportunity to compete against the best players in the world for a single prize is exciting, and we welcome the challenge.

The Proteas have recently been in excellent ODI form, most recently defeating Australia 3-2 after falling behind 2-0.

In fact, South Africa hasn’t lost an ODI series since the year began, and as a result, they are ranked No. 4 going into the World Cup in the MRF Tyres Men’s ICC Team Rankings.

Rabada will compete in his second World Cup, but he doesn’t particularly cherish his first outing in 2019. Only 11 wickets were taken by him in nine games, and South Africa, which placed seventh among the 10 teams, was unable to advance to the semi-finals.

Rabada openly acknowledged that his performance in the previous match wasn’t his best, but he hopes to improve in the upcoming one.

“The 2019 World Cup was my first, and I wasn’t successful at all,” Rabada continued. I learned from that that team cohesion is the most crucial element because teams win World Cups, not individuals.

“As I’ve gotten older and have accumulated more caps, I’ve come to understand that I am a leader in that environment.

“I want to help set how we play as a collective by knowing my own strengths and highlighting them, understanding what drives me, and by listening to other players,” the player said.

Rabada’s experience will be crucial for the bowling unit because the pacer has participated in multiple seasons of the Indian Premier League in addition to 27 international games across different formats.

Since the beginning of 2022, South Africa has also traveled to India frequently, participating in 11 white-ball matches there.

“It does help when you understand the conditions in the various grounds, and having played in India for all these years, it gives you a familiarity on how to go about your tactics,” he said in his closing statement.

“While the majority of our team has played in India, it is still important to share experiences with those who haven’t played as much.

Finding ways to succeed is important because the conditions are dryer and the wickets are more conducive to batters in India.

“Managing the noise and distractions is crucial, and I believe it’s all about maintaining focus and avoiding being affected by the crowd. But it’s also thrilling to perform in front of tens of thousands of screaming fans in crowded stadiums; it’s an honor.

On October 7 in Delhi, South Africa will play its opening World Cup match against Sri Lanka. They will play two exhibition games beforehand, the first against Afghanistan on September 29 and the second against New Zealand on October 2.

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