Indian spinners have left the Proteas to stand on the qui vive ahead of the semifinal between them that is giving way to punch the clock on a Friday. The South Africa team is currently employed in fitting some game plans for the spinner duo Amit Mishra and R Ashwin.
According to South African batsman J P Duminy, carrying out against the Indian spinners will be a ‘big challenge’ in the ICC World Twenty20. “The spinners have bowled unusually well. We want to take in a big performance against their spinners. It’s a big game, the semifinal of the World Cup and it could not be larger than this.” He added after the team’s net session at the BCB Academy nets.
Duminy has the experienced to play Mishra before. He has already played by the side of him in the Indian Premier League team Sunrisers Hydrabad. His experience is surely starting to assist the squad to some extent, but the task is still hard.
“It’s not just me who has played him but there are some other batters who have also faced him. You sort of know what you count on from Mishra. We are not working to hold him lightly as he is maintaining the prior post for India. We experience certain game plans and we will do our homework obviously.” He added.
Other than Duminy, alternating captain AB de Villiers is also having a notch, but he feels that the semifinal will be a great day for them. “Though we have been successful since last few matches, but that does not naturally imply we will be successful once again. We recognize that their spinners will be their cardinal components of their team.”
Moreover, India is standing on an advantageous position as the weather of Mirpur is quite alike to that of their home land. Although, left-handed batter Duminy does not think this will create much difference at the final stage of the long run. “I think it will be. It is a whole new ball game now. No matter what kind of thing you have gone through in this tournament, counts for nothing nowadays. Sure, you need a heavy pot of confidence from your wins. But the squad that plays better will win.”
The Proteas has signed in their victories in the last three matches with a little margin of foot races. It may look weird, but it is offering them their confidence ahead of the ‘big match’. “We have grabbed a great deal of trust from those couples which we acquired. Two of them, we were not assumed to acquire. The ways to ‘win a game out of nothing’ is something we will convey a confidence from.” Duminy opined.
The ‘dew factor’ will be ejected from the game as the match will take place in Mirpur instead of Chittagong and that left the side to get relived.
Jonty Rhodes, the part of the commentary team, called upon during the session. He possessed a word with head of selection committee, Andrew Hudson where he was suggesting his former boyfriend about some assertive fielding postures.