Speaking to media ahead of their crucial tie against West Indies <span data-term="goog_1624691823">on Friday</span>, South Africa's One-Day International (ODI) captain AB de Villiers said rains are part of the game.<p></p><p></p>Adding to the above quote, de Villiers said, "There might be rain around, and then I'll say maybe it's a bit better for us to bat second. It doesn't run the game, and then we shoot ourselves in the foot. So that's a difficult one. You don't even know if it's going to rain in the game whether it's going to be rain-affected or not, or if it's going to rain in the 15 overs. It's a gamble. So the best thing to do is just not to think about it, make sure you keep your focus throughout the game and whatever the rain situation throws at you, just take it on."<p></p><p></p>South Africa play West Indies in their Pool B match at Sydney Cricket Ground. The Proteas, who lost their last match against India by 130 runs cannot afford to lose the upcoming match if they wish to secure an advantageous quarter-final draw.