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Kagiso Rabada says South Africa are all set for the World Cup

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Kagiso Rabada said that it does help when you understand the conditions in the various grounds, and having played in India for all these years

Kagiso Rabada ahead of World Cup

“One thing we have never lacked as South Africans is belief, so going into the tournament we do believe we can win it,” 

“We’ve got the players to do so, so hopefully we can make our first final and win this competition

“It’s going to be hard but it’s going to be really enjoyable.

“It’s exciting to have the best players in the world playing against each other and competing for one prize, and we are up for the challenge.”

The 2019 World Cup was my first and I wasn’t successful at all,” Rabada continued.

“The lesson I took from that is that team cohesion is the most important factor, because individuals don’t win World Cups, teams do.

“The older I have become and the more caps I have, the more I realize that I am a leader in that environment.

“Through knowing my own strengths and reinforcing them, knowing what makes me tick, and through lending an ear to other players, I want to help set how we play as a collective.”

“It does help when you understand the conditions in the various grounds, and having played in India for all these years, it gives you a familiarity on how to go about your tactics,” he added.

“The majority of our team has played in India, but for those who haven’t played as much, it is important to share experiences.

“In India you have drier conditions and they are batter-friendly wickets, so it’s about finding ways to be successful.

“Managing the noise and distractions is really important and I think it’s just about focus and not letting the crowd get to you.

“But at the same time, it is exciting to be playing in packed stadiums with tens of thousands of screaming fans – it’s an honour.”

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