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Proteas happy with overall approach to Cricket World Cup

Proteas batsman JP Duminy has identified areas of concern ahead of the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

South African cricketer JP Duminy plays a shot during the second day of the first test match between South Africa and Australia at SuperSport Park in Centurion on February 13, 2014. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Proteas batsman JP Duminy says the team has identified areas of concern ahead of the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

The Proteas suffered a 134 run loss to the Black Caps in a warm-up match in Christchurch on Wednesday but say that they used the encounter as a means to work on their flaws ahead of their opener against Zimbabwe on Sunday.

Duminy says despite a few hiccups, he's happy with the overall approach of the team.

"I thought we were pretty good at the back end in terms of our bowling skills, so we probably want to just sharpen up a little more on that. From a batting perspective, if you think of this game, we don't want to lose as many wickets as we did up front."

He says that Farhaan Behardien is the only injury concern in the camp right now.

"He's perfectly fine. He just rested today. I'm sure he'll be fit for selection for the first game."

Duminy says that making it out of the group stages won't be easy but South Africa should qualify.

"It's going to be a tight one out there… I guess it's about peaking at the right time and if we can kick off starting well and build up that momentum, we'll be a good contender as well."