South Africa have been buoyed by Monday’s one-day international win over England at Lord’s and the side will go into this week’s Champions Trophy with confidence, said coach Russell Domingo.
South Africa, who lost the first two matches in the series but won the third by seven wickets, face Sri Lanka in the Champions Tophy at the Oval on Saturday.
Morne Morkel played his first ODI in more than a year and, while overshadowed by the bowling of Kagiso Rabada and Wayne Parnell, now offers an added attacking option.
“To win this game will give us confidence and I feel the team goes into the Champions Trophy feeling strong. We have great names and if we play well we can win this.”
One downside for the team is injury concerns over David Miller and Imran Tahir but officials expecct them to recover by Saturday.