SA keen to shine again
South Africa are eager to make amends for their failure at the World Cup and are looking to a Dhaka tri-series to show their worth, Graeme Smith said.india Updated: Apr 10, 2003 17:41 IST
South Africa are eager to make amends for their failure at the World Cup at home and are looking to a triangular series in Bangladesh to show their worth, new captain Graeme Smith said on Wednesday.
"The guys are hungry for success and are looking forward to showing their guts and potential....They were criticised badly at home after they had failed in the last World Cup," Smith told reporters at Dhaka Airport after his arrival with a 13-member squad.
South Africa will play their first match on April 13 against India, who face Bangladesh in the tournament's opening game on Friday.
The 22-year-old left-handed batsman replaced Shaun Pollock after the World Cup debacle when hosts South Africa were knocked out in the first round and said the team needed a fresh start.
"It's great opportunity for us to start here in Dhaka," Smith said
South African squad: Graeme Smith (captain), Paul Adams, Mark Boucher (wicketkeeper), Allan Dawson, Boeta Dippenaar, Herchelle Gibbs, Andrew Hall, Neil McKanzie, Makhaya Ntini, Robin Peterson, Shaun Pollock, Jacques Rudolph, Charl Willoughby.