SA’s time for experimentation ahead of the 2019 Cricket World Cup is coming to an end, according to coach Ottis Gibson. Speaking after rain washed out his team’s final Twenty20 international against Zimbabwe in Benoni on Sunday, Gibson said a short, limited-overs tour of Australia, starting later in October, would be a crucial part of the build-up to 2019’s World Cup in England. "We want to go there with an attitude of trying to win," said Gibson. "The squad that we pick will reflect that and reflect our feeling on the formula and the way we want to play cricket." SA were seldom under pressure in three limited overs and two Twenty20 internationals against Zimbabwe but tried to play the kind of positive cricket that will be needed for more demanding encounters. "There is a lot being said about being positive. The key is having the will to stick with it even when things get tough," said Gibson. The Barbados-born coach said leading batsman Hashim Amla would miss the tour of Australia b...

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