World Cup 2019: Faf du Plessis feels 'youngish' batting line-up is a concern

Published: Jun 20, 2019, 18:41 IST | mid-day online desk

South Africa's abysmal run in the World Cup continued after the team faced their fourth defeat in the tournament on Wednesday at the hands of unbeaten New Zealand.

World Cup 2019: Faf du Plessis feels 'youngish' batting line-up is a concern
Faf du Plessis

South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis, after their recent defeat in the World Cup, said that his team's batting line-up comprises of 'youngish' players, who are good but lack the ability to put innings together.

"If you look at opposition, there's been big runs scored by batting lineups. We've got a pretty youngish batting lineup if you take Rassie (van der Dussen), Aiden (Markram), guys like that, even Andile (Phehlukwayo) to a degree. He's going really good at his cricket, but he's young in terms of putting innings together," Sport24.co.za quoted Du Plessis as saying.

Du Plessis further added that the squad is not experienced as their opponents and said: "So we're not as experienced perhaps as other teams when it comes to that, but, the reason why I say we're not as good as other teams is we're just not producing scores or innings that can win you games."

South Africa's abysmal run in the World Cup continued after the team faced their fourth defeat in the tournament on Wednesday at the hands of unbeaten New Zealand.

The Proteas have secured only one victory, that too against the bottom-placed team on the points table, Afghanistan.

South African fans were frustrated with their team's performance and they took the opportunity to vent out on Twitter:

South Africa will now compete against Pakistan on June 23.

With inputs from ANI

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