Cape Town - Proteas coach Russell Domingo has defended
bowling coach Charl Langeveldt following the team’s exit from the ICC World
Twenty20 in India.
The Proteas returned to South Africa on Tuesday following
another failed campaign at a global event.
The South Africans failed to reach the semi-finals after
group stage losses to England and the West Indies.
The bowlers’ inconsistent performances with the ball were
evident throughout the tournament, with many pundits questioning Langeveldt’s
role in the squad.
The South Africans bowled with poor discipline and in their
first game against England they conceded 20 wides, and 26 extras overall -
which saw them unable to defend a mammoth total of 229.
“If anybody asks you who is one of South Africa’s best ever
one-day bowlers you are going to say Charl Langeveldt. He has got the
experience as a player and he has up skilled our bowlers remarkably. You can see
the improvement in their skills,” Domingo was quoted as saying by SA
“We got it wrong in one or two games at the World Cup but
generally our back-up bowling has improved over the last year that he has been
in charge. It’s very difficult to point fingers. It’s not something I should be
“We’ve got to front up and take responsibility. It wasn’t
good enough. That comes with pressure. Our disciplines have generally been
pretty good. It’s one of those that’s difficult to explain.”