Proteas

World Cup role for Smith?

2014-09-26 09:05
Graeme Smith (AFP)
Cape Town - Former captain Graeme Smith could become involved with the Proteas in some sort of capacity as they gear up for next year's Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Smith, who retired from international cricket earlier this year, was speaking at the Wanderers on Thursday as the local cricket season officially got under way.

According to Beeld, Smith revealed that he could become involved with the team in some sort of capacity to provide input behind the scenes. It could be in the build-up to the World Cup or even during the tournament itself.

"I believe South Africa have an excellent chance to become the new world champions," said Smith.

"If I were them, then I'd be very excited about the prospects of this World Cup tournament. The top five batsmen are excellent and there's an excellent balance in the team. They'll also be very happy to play in Australia and New Zealand - where the conditions suit us much more.

"Nowadays about 80% of all tournaments are played on the subcontinent and to be able to now play a World Cup tournament  in more familiar conditions will suit us."

The 2015 Cricket World Cup runs from February 14 until March 29.

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