'It is important that we review what has happened' - CSA director Enoch Nkwe on South Africa's humiliating T20 World Cup exit
CSA's director of cricket has said that a player's performance review will be done after their shameful exit from the Super 12 stage of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.
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South Africa’s director of cricket Enoch Nkwe has said that there will be a performance review of the men’s national cricket team after their shocking ouster from the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 last weekend despite being the table toppers in Group 2 for a while.
The Proteas who were one of the pre-tournament favorites were eliminated after being stunned by the Netherlands in their final Super 12 encounter.
We are in the process of putting a panel together: South Africa’s director of cricket
"It is important that we review what has happened. We are in the process of putting a panel together to ensure the review is very clinical. But the focus is hitting the reset button and not dwelling on the past. It's important that we close a chapter and look at what lies ahead," Enoch Nkwe, South Africa's director of cricket (DOC), said after the team's arrival from Australia as quoted by ESPNcricinfo.
Meanwhile, it also remains to be seen whether underfire captain Temba Bavuma would face any consequences for his underwhelming batting performances. After South Africa’s humiliating exit from the competition, Bavuma has made no statements on his future in white-ball cricket.
The Proteas looked well on course for a semi-final qualification after their impressive Super 12 victory over India on Sunday, October 30. However, a setback against Pakistan in the next game meant that they had to beat the Netherlands at all costs in their final game.
However, that did not happen and even though the Temba Bavuma-led side did restrict the Dutch to a manageable total of 158/4, they suffered an awkward batting collapse and eventually fell short by 13 runs.
Later in the day, Pakistan’s five-wicket victory over Bangladesh meant that the fourth semifinal spot was sealed and the Proteas had to take the exit door.
It also needs to be noted that South Africa's opening Super 12 clash against Zimbabwe was forced to be abandoned due to rain as a result of which both teams had to share the points. The Proteas were on the verge of registering a ten-wicket victory.