South African all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo has predicted that his team will soon end their world cup curse.
Since their return to international cricket in 1991, South Africa have only won one major ICC Trophy which was the 1998 Champions Trophy in Bangladesh.
“I really believe it will happen. Maybe it didn’t look like it at the 2019 World Cup, where we really didn’t look after situations that on normal occasions we would take care of, but if you look at the current generation, it’s a lot of new players who are really hungry to perform,” Phehlukwayo told ESPNCricinfo.
The 24-year-old further said that in the current revamp of the Proteas side, they have had success against some of the big sides.
“Even in our current rebuilding phase, we have managed to beat strong teams who already have their formula set. It’s all about the mindset. Our brand is work in progress but we all know where we want to be. We are fully committed,” he added.
Phehlukwayo has played 4 Tests, 58 ODIs and 27 T20Is for South Africa. The allrounder has managed 115 international wickets and a solitary half-century in ODIs.
“I believe I’m a genuine all-rounder because I can win games with bat or ball, but I understand that those arguments about the kind of player someone is would look at the stats,” he added.