Masabata Klaas says it is key that the Proteas Women stick to their game plan during the World Cup in England.
South Africa wrapped up match preparations for the tournament with a quadrangular series, which also included India, Ireland and Zimbabwe. Their fortunes were mixed, winning five and losing two of their matches, including the final against India.
Nevertheless, Klaas believes that the World Cup will go well if the team sticks to their game plans.
‘It’s definitely not an easy place to tour. Everyone is going to have to pull together and make sure we stick to our game plans. If we can learn from what we have seen from the men’s games, we will at least have taken a step in the right direction,’ she said.
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Klaas also sees the tournament, in which a round-robin format is to be used, as a chance to improve her game.
‘As a team, we have prepared really well so far, and playing in a competition like this, against the kind of opposition we will face, I can only get better as a player and it is an opportunity to up my game at the end of the day,’ Klaas remarked.
Klaas also echoed teammate Chloe Tryon’s sentiments that the coverage of Proteas matches on Supersport will give the women’s game much-needed exposure.
‘The contracts that we got in 2013 have changed lots of girls’ lives, and now our games are also on TV. I’m very excited about all our matches in the World Cup being televised on SuperSport,’ she said.
The Proteas Women depart for England on Friday.
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