Temba Bavuma, the captain of the South African cricket team in Tests and ODI (One Day International) cricket, has started preparation as South Africa qualified for the World Cup 2023 on Tuesday.
ODI and Test captain Temba Bavuma started focusing on their preparations for the World Cup 2023 in India. Temba Bavuma said in an official statement by Cricket South Africa (CSA), “Now is the perfect opportunity for us to really focus on the World Cup from a preparation point of view, nail down our plans and brush up on areas that we feel we need to brush up on.”
The first ODI between Ireland and Bangladesh was cancelled due to heavy rain on Tuesday. Consequently, South Africa qualified for the ODI World Cup. Ireland will now play against Zimbabwe from June 18 to July 9 in the qualifier event.
Temba Bavuma also said, “It will be a major honour and privilege for me to be leading the team in my first-ever 50-over World Cup and I hope we can achieve some good things as a team.”
Pholetsi Moseki, CSA Chief Executive Officer, said, “I would like to congratulate the Proteas Men on automatically qualifying for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.”
Which teams have qualified directly for the ICC ODI World Cup 2023?
- New Zealand
- India (host)
- South Africa
South Africa is the last team to qualify for the men’s ODI World Cup directly. New Zealand topped the Super League to qualify for the World Cup directly. England is placed second in the points table to qualify for the World Cup. India, placed third, automatically qualified as host of the World Cup.
According to a report, India will play against Pakistan on October 15 in the 2023 ODI World Cup.