Chris Morris: Stranger things have happened at the World Cup
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Chris Morris: Stranger things have happened at the World Cup

The Proteas 2019 World Cup campaign is in tatters, barely a week into the tournament. Faf Du Plessis’s side are winless from three outings and face an uphill battle to make the semi-finals.

Chris Morris Christiaan Kotze / AFP
Christiaan Kotze / AFP

Defeat to India in Southampton on Wednesday added to their woes after they lost to England and Bangladesh in London.

With six pool games left, Proteas all-rounder, Chris Morris said the team has no other option but to keep working and believing that they can turn things around.

“When the sun comes up, we will go back to the drawing board,” Morris said at the post match press conference at the Hampshire Bowl.

Morris was drafted into the squad in place of the injured Anrich Nortje and just three games in has already become a vital part of the Proteas plans.

Against Virat Kohli’s side, he delivered with both bat and ball, scoring a gritty 42 from 34 balls, he was then tidy with the ball, finishing with figures of 1/36.

READ: Proteas target India scalp in Southampton

"Look, to the fans at home, all we can say is stay with us. Stranger things have happened in the World Cup before, in any sport. So back us as much as you can and we will try and perform for you,” Morris said.

“Obviously, it is quite draining to lose and to go three down. But I think we'll be okay. There's a lot of strong, old boys in that team,” he added.

The Proteas will remain in Southampton and will have a few days to prepare before they take on the West Indies at the same venue on 10 June.

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