Andile Phehlukwayo believes South Africa will soon lift a World Cup

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South African all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo believes that Proteas will soon end their long wait to win a World Cup. Since their return to international cricket in 1991, South Africa have only won one major ICC Trophy which is the 1998 Champions Trophy in Bangladesh. “I really believe it will happen. Maybe it didn’t look like it at the 2019 World Cup, where we really didn’t look after situations that on normal occasions we would take care of, but if you look at the current generation, it’s a lot of new players who are really hungry to perform,” Phehlukwayo told ESPNCricinfo. The 24-year-old emphasized that in the ongoing rebuilding phase of the Proteas team. They have had success against big oppositions. “Even in our current rebuilding phase, we have managed to beat strong teams who already have their formula set. It’s all about the mindset. Our brand is work in progress but we all know where we want to be. We are fully committed,” he added. Phehlukwayo has played four Tests, 58 ODIs and 27 T20Is. He has 115 international wickets and has scored with one half-century in ODIs.“I believe I’m a genuine all-rounder because I can win games with bat or ball, but I understand that those arguments about the kind of player someone is would look at the stats,” he added.

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