The Art of Losing: Why the Proteas Choke at the Cricket by Luke Alfred

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By Luke Alfred

Why the Proteas Choke on the Cricket international Cup.

How is it attainable that the Proteas have by no means received a unmarried knockout fit at a global Cup? Are our cricketers not able to imagine on their ft? Is it reasonable to name them ¿chokers¿? What may be performed to win at last?

Since South Africa's readmission to international cricket in 1991, the Proteas have performed in six international Cups (and 4 international T20 tournaments) and feature been knocked out in them all. the explanations diversity from the elements and misreading the Duckworth¿Lewis desk to being outwitted at the box itself. within the most modern tournaments, notwithstanding, they've got proven a scandalous loss of nerve within the pressure-cooker of foreign knockout cricket.

Drawing from interviews with the key protagonists and behind-the-scenes officers, The paintings of wasting recreates the drama of those suits. With clean anecdotes, tales and insights, it additionally makes an attempt to provide an explanation for why international Cup failure has develop into a behavior. Does the matter lie with training, with verbal exchange concerns, or with a scarcity of self reliant pondering one of the gamers? Is it the made from a pampered expert surroundings, or of the South African education system?

The paintings of wasting will ruffle feathers yet also will try to clarify the ¿choker¿ tag that has turn into so frequent. Is it reasonable? The Proteas, in spite of everything, win a excessive share in their one-day suits and feature the very best cricketers on the earth. Why, then, do they constantly fail to transparent that ultimate hurdle?

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