BIRMINGHAM – New Zealand will focus on their own game and not be motivated by the prospect of ending South Africa’s chances of progressing at the World Cup when the two sides meet at Edgbaston on Wednesday, fast bowler Trent Boult has said.
New Zealand are one of two unbeaten teams at the World Cup along with India, and they are well-placed to finish in the top four and qualify for the semi-finals.
South Africa are eighth in the table of 10 teams.
With only one win after losing their first three matches and having one match abandoned due to rain, Wednesday’s game is a must-win encounter for the Proteas as they bid to stay alive in the tournament.
“It’s not driving us in any respect,” Boult told reporters in response to a question about virtually eliminating South Africa.