Faf du Plessis hits out at South African bowlers

A ripped Faf du Plessis and Russel Domingo during a South Africa nets session on January 21, 2016
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A leaky bowling unit was the main reason behind South Africa's failure to get out of their ICC World Twenty20 group, according to skipper Faf du Plessis.

Captain Faf du Plessis has blamed the bowlers for South Africa's early exit from the ICC World Twenty20.

The Proteas were regarded to be among the favourites to lift the trophy in India, but they failed to advance beyond the group stages.

Asked why his side had struggled to live up to expectations, Du Plessis highlighted a number of wayward deliveries.

"We were poor with our extras. Every game, we had more wides or no-balls than opposition," he told reporters.

"That's basic and controllable. A World Cup is a do or die tournament and if you make mistakes, it's not like a series where you come back into the series."

In defeats to England and the West Indies, South Africa sent down 36 extras.

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