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Gibbs asks failing middle-order to rally

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gibbsAfter two severe batting collapses against Australia and Sri Lanka, Herschelle Gibbs has urged South Africa’s middle-order batsmen to build on the solid starts provided by the top order.

“The guys are firing up front and it would be good for our middle order to fire as well,” Gibbs said. “In order to win a tournament like this you need a big team effort and along with that team effort comes individual performances and the guys are good enough to turn it all around in one game.

“I wouldn’t say it’s a problem right now. The guys up the order have been setting it up, we just need the middle order to get in there and bat with the same intensity,” he added. South Africa’s next match is against Ireland on Tuesday (today) in Guyana and Gibbs said there was no way they would underestimate the Irish challenge.

“We know they are a dangerous team and we know you can’t take anything for granted,” he said. “If you disrespect your opponents you will come short. The games are hotting up now. It’s a big time in the tournament and we can’t relax,” he added.

Source:The News

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