Bavuma welcomes challenge of tough moments on World Cup qualification path


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South Africa are relishing the opportunity to practice playing under pressure as they build towards the 2023 ODI World Cup. They currently lie in last place on the Super League points table, but have played the joint-fewest matches, and have another 21 fixtures (seven series of three matches each) to work their way up. And as a team with a reputation for buckling in big moments, South Africa don’t mind getting there the hard way.
“It gives us a good opportunity to get our ducks in a row. If it means that we have to play games under pressure or with a lot of consequence then so be it. It’s not a bad thing to have to go through that type of process,” Temba Bavuma, South Africa’s captain said. “It will go a long way in strengthening our mental resolve. We’ll know, going to the World Cup, that we’ve had to overcome a lot of tough moments.”

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