Cricket World Cup 2011

Botha: SA not CWC chokers

2011-02-21 17:06
Johan Botha (AFP)





New Delhi - Off-spinner Johan Botha has denied that South Africa's lack of World Cup titles is because it has lost its nerve in big matches.

Botha told reporters on Monday "it is interesting to say South Africa are chokers, but Australia has won the last three, which means other teams have not won too".

Australia has triumphed in four World Cups in total, while South Africa has never reached a final despite having the second highest win percentage in the competition.

South Africa were losing semifinalists in 1992, 1999 and 2007.

South Africa opens its campaign against West Indies in a Group B match at New Delhi's Ferozeshah Kotla ground on Thursday.

Other teams in the group are India, England, Bangladesh, Ireland and Netherlands.

 

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