WATCH: South Africa's Trump Card Dale Steyn Races To Be Fit For World Cup 2019 Encounter With India

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South Africa's World Cup campaign has started on a forgettable note with bitter defeats in back-to-back matches.

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Updated On:

South Africa's World Cup campaign has started on a forgettable note with bitter defeats in back-to-back matches. They first lost the curtain-raiser against England at Kennington Oval by a comprehensive margin of 104 runs and after that, a spirited Bangladesh side added insult to their injury by handing the Proteas a 21-run defeat at the same venue on Sunday. Their situation further worsened when one of their star fast bowlers Lungi Ngidi had to leave the field after bowling four overs against Bangladesh after the quickie suffered a hamstring injury. He did not take further part in the contest and the next day, it was revealed that Ngidi will take at least a week or 10 days to recover.

The Proteas already lost out Anrich Nortje earlier, who was then replaced by Chris Morris. At the same time, both their veteran players Dale Steyn and Hashim Amla could not feature in the game against Bangladesh. While,  Amla was ruled out of the match against Bangladesh after he suffered a blow to his head in the first match against England, veteran fast bowler Dale Steyn also has not played a match for the Proteas owing to his shoulder injury which had put South Africa in a spot of bother before their big contest against India on Wednesday.

However, before the Proteas take on the 'Men In Blue', they were charged after seeing their veteran players practicing out in the middle. While Amla indulged in some batting practice in the nets, Steyn was seen bowling in the middle with his quick run-up and from his body language, it seems like he is all charged up for the big clash as South Africa look to bring their campaign back on track.

The video of Dale Steyn's practice was shared by Cricket World Cup with a caption, 'After watching his side slump to a second #CWC19 defeat, Dale Steyn bowled a couple of overs in the middle as he races to be fit for South Africa's must-win clash against India on Wednesday.'

Watch the video right here.

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