It will come down to how well Indian batsmen handle South African pacers: Klusener | Cricket News


NEW DELHI: It will be a clash between India’s batting firepower and South Africa’s pace attack when the two teams meet in the T20 World Cup on Sunday, former Protea all-rounder Lance said. Hermit.
India lead Group 2 with two wins in as many matches while South Africa are second with three points from two matches, including a no result against Zimbabwe.
“We might see another pacer in Perth. I was really impressed with the way (Tabraiz) Shamsi bowled the other night. He’s a wicket-taker.
“It’s about to change the balance of the team a bit with Dwaine (Pretorius) injured… the game there for me will be how well the Indian batsmen can handle the pace of South Africa,” Klusener said during a virtual interaction that also included Morrisville Samp Army owner Ritesh Patel.
Rain played spoilsport in Australia with both the Super 12 matches washed out without a ball being bowled on Friday.
Klusener, who is currently the head coach of Morrisville Samp Army in Abu Dhabi T10 League, said: “The unfortunate thing for me at the World Cup was the rain, it was quite unseasonal, so little disappointed to be honest, it was two rained out games. But that’s the case for everyone.”
Ireland and Zimbabwe have sprung surprises in the T20 showpiece, posting shock wins over West Indies and Pakistan and Klusener said the string of upsets would continue.
“It was also a World Cup. We saw smaller teams beat some very fancy teams and I don’t think we’re done with upsets either,” Klusener said.
When asked if the increasingly shorter format leagues such as T10 are destroying the technique of the players, Klusener said that such leagues have, on the contrary, helped to improve their games.
“I think almost all the players who play in the leagues come from a system. All the internationals come from Test cricket, they come from a good first-class set-up.
“That top quality players don’t necessarily come to the leagues to learn skills. They have to deliver a certain skill set, yes, but some players come to leagues and do really well and have made it into their national teams because of performance in the leagues.”


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