Australian captain Pat Cummins has highlighted South Africa’s history of choking in big matches, ahead of their World Cup semi-final showdown. South Africa has never gone past the semi-finals and has earned a reputation for underperforming in the event. Cummins pointed out that Australia has a lot of players who have been in similar situations before and are not weighed down by history. He also mentioned how certain players, such as Glenn Maxwell, possess the ability to lift the team’s spirits and win matches from difficult situations.
On the other hand, South Africa’s captain, Temba Bavuma, admitted that he is not 100% fit for the semi-final match. Despite his injury, Bavuma remains optimistic and is looking forward to the match, treating it as just another game. Quinton de Kock, who is retiring after the World Cup, has been a standout performer for South Africa with four centuries in the group stage. Both teams are gearing up for a highly anticipated match, with Australia expressing confidence in their aggressive batting and their growth as a team throughout the tournament.