I have never been hungrier: Amla

South Africa walk into the World Cup with an opening conundrum ahead of them. But South Africa have the option of going with experience of Hashim Amla or the promise of Aiden Markram. But Amla says he is ready for it like he had never before, Cricbuzz reports.

"I am hungrier than ever before, there is no doubt about that. I have been blessed to have this shirt for a while but the time off has made me want to come back stronger. This is my third [ICC Men's Cricket World Cup] so I know what it is all about".

"I have a strong record in England and I have always enjoyed coming here. We have played England recently and had some success against them, I have done well against them too," he added.

Amla acknowledged that the focus is not trained on South Africa and that'll help the side thrive. "This year, you don't see the same big names and that is why the focus is not on us but that has some good in it," he pointed out. "There has not been much chat about us winning in comparison to the past but I don't think that played a part in how we performed. At the end of the day, we always gave our best and played to win.