IND vs SA: South Africa contingent clears Covid tests; focus on spinners ahead of series against India
IND vs SA: During the South African team’s first training session on Friday, Quinton de Kock pulled up a chair near the tent and watched the spin twins Tabraiz Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj strike the “correct locations.”
Shamsi, Maharaj, and subsequently Aiden Markram spent a significant amount of time doing “spot bowling” during the practise session.
Along with CSK all-rounder Dwayne Pretorius, who also had a good spell at the nets, the trio is expected to play a key part in the five-match T20 series against India.
Wayne Parnell, who is attempting a comeback after a five-year layoff, was attentive throughout his extended stint, while Raasie van der Dussen looked the most impressive under head coach Mark Boucher’s cautious eye.
Boucher, who spotted advising Mark Jansen all about retaining the shape while going for long drives, gave him a lot of batting advice.
While De Kock sat back and watched others go through the motions. South Africa’s IPL star David Miller is presently on vacation in the Maldives and will rejoin the squad soon.
After passing their RT PCR tests ahead of the first T20 International on Thursday. The Proteas squad gathered at the Feroz Shah Kotla for an optional practise session.
“All the squad members have tested negative but for the IPL players who were in action till last week. They would given a few days break ahead of the series as part or workload management,” a member of Proteas support staff told PTI on the sidelines of the net session.
The South African national team is supporting an U19 comrade.
The South African national team players have all donated to the treatment of Mondli Khumalo. Aa former national U19 World Champion who is fighting for his life in a UK hospital. After being attacked outside a pub.
Through the South African Cricketers’ Association, the Proteas have contributed (SACA).
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