Hashim Amla (above) © Getty Images
Hashim Amla (above) Amla, is confident that South Africa would definitely win a World Cup or ICC tournament in the coming future © Getty Images

Johannesburg: South Africa batsman Hashim Amla has not ruled out his side’s chances of winning an International Cricket Council (ICC) event despite being knocked out of the ongoing World T20 which is being played in India. South Africa’s hopes of winning their first international title were dented after they suffered a three-wicket defeat at the hands of West Indies in their third group match at Vidarbha Cricket Stadium in Nagpur. Reflecting on South Africa’s performance in the T20 prestigious event, the former skipper admitted that his side failed to perform at their absolute best, saying that they did not manage to create a perfect blend of batting and bowling, Sport24 reported. Live Cricket Score: South Africa vs Sri Lanka, T20 World Cup 2016, Match 32 at Delhi

Amla, however, was confident that the Proteas would definitely win a World Cup or ICC tournament in the coming future, adding that his players were aiming to clinch next year’s Champions Trophy. Apart from their Champions Trophy victory in 1998, South Africa have never bagged a major ICC tournament title since their post-apartheid return in 1991. Faf du Plessis’ side, who lost two of their three matches so far, will play an inconsequential World T20 match against Sri Lanka at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on Wednesday. Full Scorecard: West Indies vs South Africa, T20 World Cup 2016 at Nagpur

South Africa have never won an ICC 50-over or 20-over World Cup. This is even though they are called one of the best teams in international cricket. South Africa have been able to reach knockout rounds and even won it once last year but they are yet to lay their hands on the biggest cricket tournaments of the game.