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It’s been a rough first week for the Proteas at the Cricket World Cup 2019, and it’s not about to get any easier.
After losing to England, Bangladesh and India, today the team faces the West Indies, a squad that came remarkably close to beating Australia last week.
It’s a tough ask to topple the Windies, but Twitter has faith.
— Mad Queen Fabiha 👸👑 (@Fabiha_Cat) June 10, 2019
Which #ProteaFire team will show up today. Players who know they’ve won and lost games with and without him, a team that won’t let external drama make them look like they can’t play Cricket – we’ll see. Some of us know the Proteas can play. #CWC19 #SAvWI
— Thato (@ThatoMamathuba) June 10, 2019
But there’s one thing that could stop the match altogether: rain.
Reports and forecasts from in and around Southampton suggest a gloomy, wet Cape Town-like winter’s day for the city.
It could be decidedly difficult for the Proteas to turn their losing streak around.
No one wins today pic.twitter.com/NfVug448M8
— Nick Thompson (@NickThompson20) June 10, 2019
Off to watch my first ever World Cup match live and it’s going to piss it down all day #SAvWI
— Mark Williamson (@pettini24) June 10, 2019
— Emmanuel Moname (@Kgomona) June 10, 2019
— SA Cricket magazine (@SACricketmag) June 9, 2019
Good morning from Southampton where it is currently dry… but it doesn’t look likely to last. Forecast is rain for most of the day. We may well struggle for a result#CWC19 #SAvWI pic.twitter.com/tlUwdTDVQn
— Sam Morshead (@SamMorshead_) June 10, 2019
The match kicks off at 11.30am SAST, and if you can’t catch it live, learn how to use Google’s nifty score popup feature on your Android device.
Feature image: etereuti via Pixabay