South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock said that he has the hunger to win a World Cup with the current team led by Temba Bavuma.
On Sunday, South Africa swept Sri Lanka in the second T20I by nine wickets to win the three-match series 2-0 with one more match to go.
This was the third series win for the Proteas in a row after they defeated West Indies and Ireland in their own backyards. On September 9, Cricket South Africa announced their squad for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in October, the squad missed the ranks of players like Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir and Chris Morris.
I think the South Africa cricket team is heading in the right direction: Quinton de Kock
De Kock, who captained South Africa in 11 T20Is, eight One-Day Internationals and four Test matches, was replaced by Bavuma in white-ball cricket with Dean Elgar taking the role in Tests.
The wicket-keeper feels that the team is moving in the right direction and will give their best to win the T20 World Cup.
“When it all comes together at that point in time, I’m sure I’ll be more excited. I’m definitely waiting for it. My hunger to win a World Cup is there, especially with this team. I’ve got a great feeling about this team, I think we’re heading in the right direction. It would be great to put one of those in the bag. I’ve been a part of a couple and sadly, we’ve come short in them,” de Kock told News24.com.
“There’s been some great games but with a lot of disappointment, but it’s a big tournament. We’re going to give it our best shot, that’s for sure. We’ll definitely try our hardest and hope the results come our way. Hopefully, we take the confidence from this series into the World Cup. The guys have been working hard, not just on this tour. It has been highlighted our play against spin on turning wickets so we’ve worked really hard.”
South Africa to play against Australia in the first match of ICC T20 World Cup 2021
In Group 1, South Africa are paired with defending champions West Indies, Australia, England and two other teams that will make the cut in the T20 World Cup qualifiers. South Africa will play in the opening game of the Super 12 stage against Australia on October 23.