Cape The city – Former Proteas opening batsman Gary Kirsten says Australia can also be main contenders at subsequent yr’s Cricket International Cup in the United Kingdom in spite of the hot ball-tampering scandal.
The Aussies not too long ago appointed Justin Langer as head trainer to switch Darren Lehmann, who resigned following a hard excursion to South Africa the place Australian cricket used to be rocked with controversy.
But even so nonetheless searching for their very best combos in white-ball cricket, Australia may also be with out their two very best batsmen in Steve Smith and David Warner till simply sooner than the main event that begins on Would possibly 30, 2019.
Kirsten, who gained the 2011 International Cup as head trainer of India, believes the protecting champions can by no means be written off at main event.
The previous South Africa world instructed Reuters: “You’ll by no means depend Australia out of any giant event.
“They’re probably the most constant workforce throughout giant tournaments and I’m positive they’ll be in a position to compete on the subsequent International Cup.”
Kirsten additionally stated hosts England and the Proteas can be main contenders on the showpiece tournament.
“All of the groups have were given nearer and it in point of fact is open for any workforce to win the large tournaments,” he endured.
“England are taking part in an competitive and thrilling logo of cricket and it has without a doubt put them in an excellent place to contend in all tournaments.
“South Africa has constructed a workforce the place you’ve got a variety of match-winners. AB (de Villiers) is considered one of them and he’ll be doing all he can to ensure he contributes as he at all times does.”