Decorated Aussie paceman Damien Fleming urges Pat Cummins' men to 'chirp' South Africa after never playing in a World Cup final

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By Andrew Prentice For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 19:19 EST, 13 November 2023 | Updated: 19:25 EST, 13 November 2023

Former Australian paceman Damien Fleming has called connected nan existent harvest of stars led by Pat Cummins to 'chirp' South Africa during their World Cup semi-final.

Despite having galore talented squads making love backmost to 1991, nan Proteas person ne'er precocious to nan last of either nan men's 50-over aliases Twenty20 World Cup crossed 16 tournaments.

They famously choked successful nan 1999 World Cup semi-final, where Fleming bowled Australia to triumph successful singular circumstances at Edgbaston.


In arguably nan top ODI lucifer successful nan history of nan sport, some sides posted 213 runs successful England.

Following a scarcely believable tie, Australia ran Allan Donald retired to advancement to nan last acknowledgment to a superior tally complaint from nan group stages, earlier going onto hit Pakistan convincingly.

Former Australian paceman Damien Fleming has called connected nan existent harvest of stars led by Pat Cummins to 'chirp' South Africa during their World Cup semi-final

The Proteas famously choked successful nan 1999 World Cup semi-final, wherever Fleming (pictured, pinch Shane Warne) bowled Australia to triumph successful singular circumstances astatine Edgbaston

South Africa did hit Pat Cummins' squad early successful nan World Cup - but nan Aussies person since roared to life, winning 7 consecutive matches

And Fleming - portion of nan 1999 World Cup winning squad - wants to spot his countrymen punctual South Africa they person ne'er snared immoderate awesome silverware.

'It would springiness nan Aussies spot knowing it is simply a obstruction they've ne'er sewage over,' he told News Corp.

'The only measurement you get complete that is winning....and it's going to beryllium reliable to hit an Australian squad and past backmost it up and hit [most likely] an Indian team.

'I would punctual them it's a World Cup semi...and if they are getting wobbly, do they backmost themselves?

'Definitely propulsion successful spot of chirp astir that....why not punctual them of their history? It's gamesmanship and it's fact.'

South Africa did hit Andrew McDonald's squad early successful nan World Cup - but nan Aussies person since roared to life, winning 7 consecutive matches.

The fierce rivals are group to do conflict astatine Eden Gardens successful Kolkata connected Thursday nighttime from 7.30pm AEDT, pinch nan victor to look either India aliases New Zealand successful nan last connected November 19.


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