There are definitely young players in the team but we are not going to play hard: Dusen

Raj News Express

Raj News Express

Author 2019-09-22 11:11:11

The current South Africa squad that visited India is considered to be weaker than the previous teams but vice-captain Rasi van der Dussen said that they have come here to play 'traditional South African way' cricket.

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The first match of the series was rained out, while the second match was won by the Indian team by seven wickets.

South Africa, led by wicketkeeper batsman Quinton de Kock, arrived here with the young players to try to equalize the series by winning the match played at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday.Dusen said on the eve of the match, 'Our team has youngsters but we have come here to play the traditional South African cricket. I will try my best to play well.

He said, 'There are young players in the team but we are not going to play hard. This will be our endeavor. You do not know whether the result will be in our favor or not. We know this is going to be difficult because India is one of the strongest teams in the world. We are accepting their challenge. '

When asked about the challenge of the Indian top order adorned with batsmen like captain Virat Kohli, vice-captain Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, Dusen admitted that it was a tough challenge for the bowlers.

He said, 'They are probably among the best three T20 batsmen in the world. Virat and Rohit are currently the two highest run-scorers in international T20 cricket.

He said, 'It is very challenging for the young bowlers to come here and bowl such players. But like I said, we are aware of the challenge, if we want to win then we have to deal with such batsmen.

He said that the team is missing the experienced leg-spinner Imran Tahir. Dusen said, 'Imran is our big player. He has retired from the ODI so that he can concentrate more on T20 cricket. We know that they are our big weapons

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