South Africa is no more in the competition of ICC Champions Trophy 2009. They have become the first team to have been eliminated from the group round. As a host team it was unthinkable to the cricket fans. They were one of the most probable teams who could win the Champions Trophy. However, their elimination from the group round reduced the interest of this tournament. Because of their poor performance in the group round of ICC Champions Trophy, South African press condemns cricketers.
In the group round, they played against Sri Lanka, New Zealand and England. But they could manage only one victory against New Zealand. However, host team still has hope if England can beat New Zealand on 29th September’s match.