Peterson forewarns Proteas

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Former Proteas and Montrose Cricket Club spin bowler Robin Peterson has insisted Sri Lanka, New Zealand and India will be staunch opposition during the 2019 World Cup in the United Kingdom.

The ongoing World Cup in England and Wales, which has fans contemplating the merits of a world star betting bonus code and other, will yield several intriguing fixtures.

The Proteas will play India at the Hampshire Bowl on 5 June – and Sri Lanka three weeks later at Chester-le-Street in Durham.

“I found the Sri Lankans to be the best players of spin then, and still now even. They milk you slowly and they have boundary options, with low risk shots. India, too, was a challenge – and will be a challenge again,” Peterson told Club Cricket SA.

“They are breast-fed on spin bowling, so know all about how to take care of the slow bowlers.”

South Africa’s 2019 World Cup match against New Zealand will be at Edgbaston in Birmingham on 19 June. The Black Caps beat the Proteas in the semi-final of the 2015 World Cup.

“New Zealand are always seen as the dark horses, but they have a very good record in World Cups and they were third-most experienced ODI team in the whole tournament, so wickets against them was always great,” added Peterson.