The Proteas play their first warm-up sport in opposition to Sri Lanka on Friday (11:30) at Sohpia Gardens.
Ontong printed that the Proteas will handle their high-standard of fielding all the way through this 12 months’s 50-over showpiece.
“The fielding component is essential should you take a look at earlier Global Cups, there have at all times been defining moments in video games. We learn about the ones giant moments,” stated Ontong on Wednesday in Cardiff.
“The Proteas at all times paintings arduous as a fielding crew and we all know the significance of fielding at a Global Cup, we aren’t taking it as a right.
“We all know that the entire different groups are very robust on this division. Clearly, our purpose is to be the most efficient fielding crew going into the Global Cup and that’s one thing we at all times delight ourselves on and one thing we are running against,” stated the previous Proteas batsman.
“South Africa has at all times been up there within the best 3 groups relating to fielding however I believe going into this Global Cup, the entire groups are on par. It’s about taking alternatives when they are offered to you within the box, in order that’s going to be essential.”
The Proteas have reached the semi-finals in 4 in their seven Global Cup campaigns however have not begun to achieve a last.
Faf du Plessis’ males start their 2019 marketing campaign once they tackle hosts and event favourites England at The Oval on Would possibly 30.
South Africa’s 2019 Cricket Global Cup squad:
du Plessis (captain), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Aiden
Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo,
Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Imran
Tahir, Rassie van der Dussen