South Africa has been in blazing hot form in the ongoing World Cup and there has been no stopping to their juggernaut. The team has been performing in all possible departments and this all-round brilliance sets them apart from the others. Despite not starting as the overwhelming favourites, now fans are tipping them off as one of the teams to watch out for.
In fact, alarms of South Africa being the possible world champions are being rung too. However, the most obvious questions that follow suit is whether the Proteas have enough in their tank to run the full length of the wire? We think, No! Here’s three reasons why South Africa will not be the World Champions.
#1 History Suggests Otherwise
It isn’t history that will stall their progress but South Africa has time and time again being mighty impressive in every World Cup only to falter in the latter and the knock-out stages. The most obvious example of the same would be the 2022 T20 World Cup. The team has always been a shiny outfit at the start but with every passing match-up, they have somehow lost steam and in the most crucial junctures has failed against the most ridiculous oppositions.
#2 Still To Face A Major Team From The Sub-Continent
South Africa may have blown apart the likes of Australia and England with both the nations having similar conditions to the Rainbow Nation. However, they are still to take on the likes of Pakistan and India, two seasoned teams in the conditions and when they come knocking on the doors, it will be intriguing to see does South Africa have the same sting in them like they have now?
#3 Relying Heavily On Individual Brilliance
Quinton de Kock and Heinrich Klaasen have been in blistering form, however, when it comes to the team coming together, that has been always a major issue for the side. In fact, in the grandest of occasions, we have seen that the entire team has crumbled altogether and unless this problem can be fixed, come the latter stages when the exhaustion creeps in, things can go really out of hand.