Duminy quietly confident of World Cup success

South Africa

South Africa all-rounder JP Duminy says the Proteas are feeling comfortable with their form in the build up to the World Cup so far, and even thought they weren’t at their best, they were pleased with their opening win in New Zealand.

The Proteas won the first of three ODIs by six wickets, with Duminy contributing a half century in the chase, and he felt that aside from a few tweaks, the team looked good for a series win.

Duminy said of the opening ODI win: “If we’re honest we were probably 65-70 per cent, and it’s good to be able to win games like that.

“We want to change a few things and get a few things right; with the bowling being ruthless when you have a team nine down.”

If SA win the series three nil, they will become the number one ODI side. But Duminy said they would prefer to stay humble in the media, and keep the confidence they feel contained to the middle.

Duminy, who will captain the T20 side soon, added: “The way we’ve played one-day cricket over the last year is definitely the way we want to go about our business.

“We’re a team that likes to be quietly confident and not be out there in terms of the way we speak about confidence.

“We like to portray our confidence out on the field in the way we perform. That’ll be the way we go about it in the World Cup.”

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