The Proteas recently hiked up Table Mountain as their final challenge before jetting off to the United Kingdom for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
Cape Town, South Africa – The Cricket World Cup is just around the corner, and before the Proteas set off for the United Kingdom, they challenged themselves to climb Table Mountain.
The Cricket World Cup 2019 will be taking place in both England and Wales. It starts on the 30th of May and ends on the 14th of July.
The Proteas will be taking on England for their first match, starting at 11:30 am South African time. Each phase of their journey through the World Cup was marked on their journey up Table Mountain. As the hike got more robust, it was set to represent their tougher matches.
Their journey up Table Mountain was filled with analogies for the challenges they may face in the UK. For instance, when the guys started getting closer to the top, they kept looking up and climbing faster to get there. Otis Gibson, the teams head coach reminded them that while they may be closer to the top, they will need to stay focussed and not rush to avoid mistakes. He compares their climb on the mountain to that of their rise through the ranks of the World Cup.
The hike was not only to give the team an understanding of the challenges they are about to face but to bring them together as a team before their World Cup performance.
We are hopeful the team will do us proud. You have got this guys! We will be here cheering you on.
Take a look at their journey up Table Mountain below.