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South Africa turns to spin to win World Cup

 South Africa's Faf du Plessis, left , Robin Peterson, center and Johan Botha, second from right, shake hands with Ireland cricket team members after ...
 South Africa's bowler Robin Peterson, left, celebrates the dismissal of Ireland's Alex Cusack with Morne van Wyk during a Cricket World Cup match bet...
 South Africa's bowler Robin Peterson, second from right celebrates the dismissal of Ireland's Gary Wilson, left, with fellow team members during a Cr...
 South Africa's Imran Tahir, left, chats with fellow team member Hashim Amla, right, during their nets practice at the Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium ...

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South Africa's Faf du Plessis, left , Robin Peterson, center and Johan Botha, second from right, shake hands with Ireland cricket team members after ...

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South Africa's bowler Robin Peterson, left, celebrates the dismissal of Ireland's Alex Cusack with Morne van Wyk during a Cricket World Cup match bet...

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South Africa's bowler Robin Peterson, second from right celebrates the dismissal of Ireland's Gary Wilson, left, with fellow team members during a Cr...

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South Africa's Imran Tahir, left, chats with fellow team member Hashim Amla, right, during their nets practice at the Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium ...

South Africa has two bowlers among the top 10 leading wicket takers at the World Cup _ and neither of them is Morne Morkel or Dale Steyn.
Morkel is No. 4 in the ICC bowling rankings in the one-day format, two places ahead of fellow paceman Steyn, but it is spinners Robin Peterson, with 14 wickets, and Imran Tahir with 12 who have led the way in South Africa's progress to the quarterfinals.
Offspinner Johan Botha has played what he describes as a "holding role" and says that with "world class seamers" Morkel and Steyn working together and three spin bowlers available, South Africa's attack is comprehensive.


Updated : 2021-05-15 14:22 GMT+08:00