Proteas cast off their choke chains

Protea Fire

The Proteas cruised to a victory over Sri Lanka at the Cricket World Cup this week, casting off the “choker” label earned after repeated surprise exits from the World Cup in previous years. The Sri Lankans, who were World Cup finalists in 2007 and 2011 and winners of the 1996 World Cup, were bowled out for 133, a score South Africa made with 32 overs to spare. Could this be the year the Proteas go all the way?