The match will get underway on Might 30 when South Africa tackle England at The Oval, and with simply nine ODIs left for the Proteas between from time to time, Hendricks shall be feeling beautiful just right about his possibilities of making the squad.
His 45 from 67 in Saturday’s loss to Pakistan in Port Elizabeth didn’t set the arena alight, nevertheless it used to be any other instance of him scoring runs on the most sensible of the order for the Proteas.
With Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock virtually surely the outlet pair on the International Cup subsequent 12 months, Hendricks is hoping to protected the No three berth the place Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen also are events.
And with Van der Dussen’s innings of 93 off 101 on debut, it did not make Hendricks’ bid any more uncomplicated.
“I used to be proud to look him make his debut and give a contribution the way in which he did. He performed truly neatly. I’ve performed a couple of seasons with him now and I do know his features. He confirmed what he used to be about in PE,” Hendricks stated on Lions team-mate Van der Dussen.
Since making his debut in August of ultimate 12 months, Hendricks sports activities a mean of 28.90 in 10 ODIs.
In spite of his rapid get started, which noticed him report the quickest ton on debut, Hendricks has struggled with consistency making 102, 2, 0, 5, 1, 66, 44, 16, 8 and 45 up to now.
“I am not taking a look at it like that. Sure, the International Cup is across the nook however we have now were given a chain on our arms and this is a chance for us as neatly,” he stated.
“In my opinion, I’m taking it sport by means of sport and seeking to give a contribution in addition to I will in every alternative I am getting. The remaining will handle itself.
“It is a dream to constitute your nation on the International Cup, so it will imply a hell of so much to me,” stated the 29-year-old.
“On the finish of the day, if I do not get decided on, I do know that the participant subsequent to me will do the task and I can again them 100 p.c.”
The second one ODI begins on Tuesday (13:00) in Durban.