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The World Cup's round-robin group stage, where all 10 teams play each other once, is far different from the usual block of matches against the same opponent that national sides have on their tours.

"Hash is a class player", said du Plessis. "But it is stuff like that generally you feel like it can make you, give you direction in your team and give you goal to focus on what lies ahead". The match was finally called off, leaving cricket fans disheartened. They're playing well, but it's a mental thing.

Du Plessis revealed that he shared a phone call with De Villiers during this edition of Indian Premier League (IPL). "I think it's too late", the South African captain was quoted as saying about the incident.

"The squad was already picked". They have lost three games ... but we know they have world-class players so we can't underestimate their ability. It was the second match after the Pakistan-Sri Lanka encounter that ended in no result.

Another washout would likely scupper their hopes.

Faf du Plessis said that he received a call from AB de Villiers, requesting his worldwide comeback during the IPL 2019 but by then the selectors had already made up their mind and finalised the full squad for the World Cup 2019.

"We don´t deserve to be anywhere close to the top of the table".

"We have seen over the last game and today that the first ten overs can be a little bit tricky, there is more pace and bounce in the wicket and the nature of it". We didn't play our best cricket so far.

"The message is that the batters have got to step up and we haven't", he said. The guys are still enjoying. We're a game away, a hundred away, a win away from getting that confidence.

"So that's a testament to our culture". You get culture and then you get the actual performance on the field.

West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl under heavy skies, picking up the wickets of Hashim Amla (6) and Aiden Markram (5), both off the bowling of seamer Sheldon Cottrell (2-18).

West Indies captain Jason Holder was left to rue what might have been after his side's clinical start. Both teams wanted to play and get results but you can't control the weather. I think to say no, it didn't, or to say yes, it did, unites us as a team. We're making them remember when they played well and that you can't just become bad players in a week.

"'Dre will be fit enough for the game on Friday".

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