Will the #ProteaFire finally flare at Cricket World Cup?

The squad [image: Cricket South Africa/Twitter]

Though the #ProteaFire may have failed to burn at the 2019 Cricket World Cup so far, all hope is not lost. South Africa’s match against West Indies on Monday could result in the resurrection of that flame.

So far the Proteas have played against England, Bangladesh and India, but have lost all three games.

The most crushing result was seen in the opening match against England on 30 May when the hosts achieved a 104 runs victory over South Africa (SA). SA was chasing 311/8, but were all out by 39.5 overs with only 207 runs.

It was a close call against Bangladesh three days later, but the Proteas were 21 runs short of Bangladesh’s 330/6 by the time they ran out of overs.

In the match against India, the South Africans opted to bat first and set a score of 227/9 in 50 overs. India hit 230/4 with 15 balls left and won by six wickets.

The Windies won the toss on Monday and chose to put SA in to bat first. If the Proteas hope to make it to the playoffs, they will have to win all their remaining games.

Upcoming matches:
SA v Afghanistan, 15 June 14:30, Sophia Gardens
SA v New Zealand, 19 June 11:30, Edgbaston
SA v Pakistan, 23 June 11:30, Lord’s
SA v Sri Lanka, 28 June 11:30, Riverside Ground
SA v Australia, 6 July 14:30, Old Trafford Cricket Ground