ICC World Twenty20

Domingo defends Langeveldt

2016-03-30 13:16
Charl Langeveldt (Gallo Images)

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 Cricketmag.

“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 doing.

“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.”

 

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