The Protea Women’s disappointing end to their tour at the hands of New Zealand highlighted a lack of consistency in the players’ performances, says coach Hilton Moreeng.
Not enough runs on the board in most matches, and the batters not being backed up by their bowling or fielding is how Moreeng described the failures of the Protea Women to advance to the final of the tri-nation series in England.
He emphasised the inconsistency in his team’s fielding, which he believes did not help the team in their quest to beat two of the world’s best women’s teams.
However, Moreeng mentioned that there were positives looking forward to the World Cup, and said that Laura Wolvaardt is someone who has learned good lessons during the series, despite scoring just one half-century during the ODIs against England and the T20 tri-nation series.
He added that there are great opportunities for his players in the months leading up to the World Cup, with plenty of T20 matches in store for them, notably during their upcoming tour to the West Indies in September. The Caribbean tour will give his players the perfect opportunity to get used to conditions ahead of the World Cup but it will all boil down to consistency and producing the goods when it counts.
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