South Africa’s Faf du Plessis predicts finalists and potential victor

South Africa’s Faf du Plessis predicts finalists and potential victor

The team which finishes second will face England in the second semifinal at Edgbaston on Thursday night (NZT). They accepted me for who I was, the guy who came from overseas and got the opportunity and they accepted that. World Cup wasn't to be but life does go on. It's all on them.

The elegant batsman came close to booking his ticket to the World Cup with a match-winning 117 (105) against India in Mohali that kept the ODI series alive. We've got nothing to lose - we've only got stuff to gain, and that's the exciting thing about it.

"There is disappointment in the changing rooms at not making the final four but we're thankful for the good performances", Brathwaite said.

"I've talked for a long time about the formula which works for Australian cricket", said Langer.

"We fought ourselves out of a bit of a hole with the bat and Davie Warner got a magnificent hundred". "The spirit in which the World Cup has been played has been unbelievable". Their side is full of absolute superstars and we're definitely going in as underdogs'. They are favourites, the No. 1 ranked team in the world.

"I don't think it's desperate times calling for desperate measures yet".

"I'll take two or three weeks after the tournament, have another look and see what the future holds".

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"It was always my dream to play global cricket and I´m really grateful to everyone who helped me along on the way. Looking forward, it is exciting and no doubt everyone will be up for it". But having said that, it's a learning experience.

Langer, a gritty former Test opener, saw his fair share of bruising nets sessions in an all-conquering Australia team, and his practice against the likes of Glenn McGrath and Brett Lee would have helped him carve out an outstanding career of 105 tests and 23 centuries.

"As a team, we need to think about finishing on a good note", he said.

Starc echoed the sentiment. It's a big game now.

"We have a great bunch, it's for them to uplift West Indies cricket". The game against Afghanistan was their last group fixture and though the overall result didn't work out their way, the team did manage to end with a win.

1979; Canada and India lost all 3 games: While Canada lost to Pakistan, England and Australia in the group games to go home winless, India had the similar fate in the other group in which they lost to the West Indies, New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

Speaking to the media after his side's victory, captain Faf du Plessis picked the two finalists and his favourite to win the Cricket World Cup final.

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