Rabada

Kagiso Rabada to lead Proteas bowling attack at the World Cup. Image: @KagisoRabada25/X

Rabada geared up for his second World Cup

“The 2019 World Cup was my first and I wasn’t successful at all,” Kagiso Rabada said this week ahead of Proteas’ opening match.

Rabada

Kagiso Rabada to lead Proteas bowling attack at the World Cup. Image: @KagisoRabada25/X

Proteas fast bowler says his more prepared going in to his second ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.

The 28-year-old made his World Cup debut back in 2019 in England but the Lions bowler failed to make an impact at the tournament.

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Without Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel spearheading the attack, Rabada found himself leading the bowling attack at the age of of 24.

Rabada ready to spearhead the Proteas bowling attack

“The 2019 World Cup was my first and I wasn’t successful at all,” Rabada added. The lesson I took from that is that team cohesion is the most important factor, because individuals don’t win World Cups, teams do,” Rabada was quoted on ICC.

“The older I have become and the more caps I have, the more I realise that I am a leader in that environment.

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“Through knowing my own strengths and reinforcing them, knowing what makes me tick and through lending an ear to other players, I want to help set how we play as a collective,” he said

Rabada will lead the Proteas’s bowling attack in India this week but will be without the services of his bowling partner Anrich Nortje.

He says that the previous teams always had belief.

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“One thing we have never lacked as South Africans is belief, so going into the tournament we do believe we can win it,” said Rabada.

“We’ve got the players to do so, so hopefully we can make our first final and win this competition. It’s going to be hard but it’s going to be really enjoyable.

“It’s exciting to have the best players in the world playing against each other competing for one prize, and we are up for the challenge,” Rabada added.

pen their campaign against Sri Lanka on 7 October at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.

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