Reeza Hendricks looks at home at No.3: AB De Villiers
He further spoke about the South African prospects for the upcoming World Cup.
Updated - Oct 26, 2018 5:59 pm
With the road to the 2019 World Cup getting closer, all the teams are geared up in sorting their combinations. With the tour Down Under scheduled to begin early next month, the Proteas will be leaving no stone unturned in their preparations. The short series will feature three ODIs and a lone T20I.
Having won the ODI series in Sri Lanka and then against Zimbabwe, South Africa will be in good spirit. Former dashing batsman AB de Villiers spoke about the South African prospects for the upcoming World Cup. He asserted that Reeza Hendricks is his choice for No.3. The 34-year-old also expects the batsmen to display their potential in the World Cup next year.
Reeza Hendricks looks at home at No.3 and deserves a chance
In the recent Zimbabwe series, Hendricks failed to get going at No 3. The 29-year-old compiled a half-century when he opened though. However, AB De Villiers was still keen on playing Hendricks at No.3. The Proteas cricketer feels that Amla and De Kock are best suited for opening. On the other hand, he backs Reeza’s capability at No.3.
“I would give Reeza another go at No 3 at the World Cup with Hashim Amla and Quinton De Kock opening the batting. Reeza has shown what he is capable of doing and now is the good time to back the guy. He looks at home at No.3 and let’s give him a chance to establish himself there,” he was quoted as saying by Times Live.
The South African batsmen are ready to do special things at the World Cup
The legend was quite confident of the Protean batting order being sorted before the World Cup. He expects the South African batting to put up a sensational display in the next year’s World Cup. Further, AB De Villiers stated that the Australian series was going to be a good test for them.
“I have looked at the guys who are there and I think we are very close to finalising the team and we are looking good. The batting unit has been in order and I think they are ready to do special things at the World Cup next year. The Aussie tour will be a good test for us even though they are not performing that well at the moment,” he added