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“We have to play higher cricket”: South Africa’s New Captain Dean Elgar Demands Consistency Ahead Of West Indies Series

“We have to play higher cricket”: South Africa’s New Captain Dean Elgar Demands Consistency Ahead Of West Indies Series

Dean Elgar spoke about how he and his side were eagerly awaiting returning to the pitch in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic

The last year has been horrendous for the South African cricket team. Where the COVID pandemic has emptied the coffers of the country’s cricketing body, the team hasn’t fared off any better either.

Bickering and in fighting in the CSA was at the fore of the turmoil filled decline in the sport in the country. A string of changes took place at the helm of the governing council with the damage caused by Coronavirus to the board’s financial condition causing irreplicable damage.

However, with things in the CSA in order for now, things could be on the uptick for South African cricket. New captain Dean Elgar certainly believes so as his side gets ready to faceoff against West Indies in the forthcoming two match test series.

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Dean Elgar On West Indies Vs South Africa

South Africa who’ll be stepping out on the pitch after a Coronavirus induced hiatus will need to show consistency and  better skills according to Elgar. While Elgar admitted the side had floundered in form off late, he believed his team was ready to unlock its true potential.

“It’s been such an up and down time for all of us, as players we have been frustrated by having limited access to international cricket. We are excited and keen to get going,” Elgar said.

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“We need to play more cricket and better cricket, we are very conscious that over the last period we haven’t been consistent. Our skill level hasn’t been where it should be.

“We want to compete and play in a final of a test championship, but I understand that there is a process that you have to follow.”

South Africa and West Indies will be locking heads in the first test match of the series starting June 10. A series win for South Africa would take them into sixth place in the ICC rankings.

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