#ProteasWomen head coach Hilton Moreeng knows that the world expects better from South Africa after their semi-final finish at the 2017 Women’s World Cup and he is confident the team is on track with preparations ahead of the next showpiece event in 2021.
The challenge he has is to build a winning team for the upcoming T20 World Cup next year and despite the recent T20i series loss to India, he takes comfort from the team’s historic win in the final match of the T20i series in Surat which India won 3-1.
So, how do you plot the way forward, planning for two World Cups in the space of two years and what is the mood in the camp as the team gears up to face India in a three-match ODI series, starting in Baroda on Wednesday, 9 October?
Moreen spoke to gsport Editor, Kass Naidoo, about his plans going forward.
Photo 1 Caption: South Africa managed to overwhelm India in the final T20 International in Surat before they travelled to Baroda for the three-match ODI series, but the final tour result 3-1 in favour of the hosts India, with two matches rained out, saw South Africa’s head coach Hilton Moreeng and stand-in captain Suné Luus grim-faced in most of the post-match interviews. Photo: gsport
Photo 2 Caption: Coach Moreeng was however encouraged by the combination of skills and courage in the final T20 win, which saw the South Africans inflict their largest-ever T20I loss on the hosts. Photo: gsport
Photo 3 Caption: On coach Moreeng’s mind is how to make the most of a crop of new players who have forced attention with outstanding performances in domestic structures, alongside his team’s proven talent, with two World Cups ahead in the space of two years. File photo: gsport
Photo 4 Caption: Coach Moreeng taking a closer look at matters. File photo: gsport