Cape Town - The Proteas women are determined to end their One-Day International (ODI)
series against India on a positive note when they meet at Senwes Park in
Potchefstroom on Saturday.
The Proteas are 2-0 down in the three-match series after
tough losses by 88 runs and 178 to the visitors in Kimberley, but coach
Hilton Moreeng says
his charges are determined to turn their fortunes around.
acknowledged that his team were outplayed by an Indian outfit that
simply applied themselves better than they did, but is hopeful for a
better performance on Saturday.
you look at the overall results, the whole camp is disappointed in the
way we've played and the way we've gone about our business," he
commented. "There's a
lot of work to be done. At the end of the day we also have to give
credit to our opposition who have played better. They have applied their
basics much better than us, hence the result.
us now, it's to press the 'restart' button again and iron out one or
two things to make sure that we are ready for this next game. We pride
ourselves in the way
we play and we feel that we've let the country down, not only
This series forms part of the ICC
Women's Championship (IWC), the qualification tournament for the 2021
ICC Women’s World Cup which will be held
in New Zealand.
India have secured four points in the series so far but
South Africa will look to salvage the contest by securing at least two
of their own.
need to make sure that we apply the basics (come Saturday), the
confidence is much better in the camp now after the chats we've had,"
Moreeng continued. "We know
that this squad possesses a lot of talent and that they are capable of
beating this team (India), but it’s going to take hard work.
two IWC points that are up for grabs are vital to our campaign going
forward. We want to end the series on a positive note and also make sure
that we have points
on the table for momentum going into the next tour we play."
coach is pleased to return to his squad's happy hunting ground in
Potchefstroom, he believes that a change in scenery may be the thing
that will shake off the
cobwebs once and for all.
change of environment is never bad," he concluded. "We love coming to
Potch (Potchefstroom), the facilities are great and we are more than
familiar with the conditions.
Most of our players made their debuts at this ground so it’s got special
meaning for them. All that's left is for us to take advantage of our
knowledge and familiarity and make it count."
Play will start at 10:00 (SAST).