Proteas

Domingo: Don't pick on Parnell

Wayne Parnell (Gallo)
Wayne Parnell (Gallo)
Cape Town - Coach Russell Domingo says all the negative public sentiment regarding all-rounder Wayne Parnell's inclusion in South Africa's Cricket World Cup is unfair.

"I don't know why some people hate Wayne so much," Domingo told Netwerk24.

"Maybe it's because of his hairstyle, I don't know. He is a wonderful guy. He really works hard. People's perceptions about a cricket player, about a person, are often very different to what that person is actually like."

Domingo said Parnell would be valuable to the South African cause during the upcoming World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

"He is a match winner, like we again saw the other day when he took four wickets (4/42 in the final ODI against the West Indies in Centurion). He boasts a very good record in terms of taking wickets in one-day cricket. He hits the ball well when coming in to bat at the tail-end of the innings. So he could definitely bat at No 7 or No 8 in any of the World Cup games."

The Proteas open their 2015 CWC campaign against Zimbabwe at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Sunday, February 15.
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