South Africa vs. West Indies 2014-2015: Hashim Amla confident of winning matches despite being in transition phase
South Africa skipper Hashim Amla said he trusts his boys was well furnished to continue winning matches while they walk through what he reported as a transition period on Tuesday.
South Africa’s 1st home Test since the retirement of famous players Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis. Hashim Amla said there was adequate experience in the team to start new players to stable into their roles. He said all these things on the eve of the 1st Test against the Caribbean at Super-Sport Park.
He said that it has been very elevating. They always knew when Graeme and Jacques retired that they would have to go through an adaption period. Luckily there are quite a few of them who have played international cricket for a long time to remain the heart of the team together and for the heritage of the team to continue, he added.
He also said that when they retire, the junior young players who have come recently in will have to push the team forward. They actually desire the young boys who are in the system increase as much experience and knowledge as possible.
On Tuesday, two of the elder experienced players batsman AB de Villiers and fast bowler Dale Steyn, will be reaching their 10th anniversary as Test players, both playing on their home venue. They played their debut match on 17th December, 2004 against England.
Hashim said that they have been extraordinary performers for them. We could watch the fresh talent of Dale Steyn but over the years he has polished his skills to be unbeaten in the world ten years ago. The same with AB de Villiers, he does not think there is a better batsman in the world.
Caribbean skipper Denesh Ramdin divulged that his team faced a “very challenging series” against South Africans, who are in the top rank of the test ranking. He declared that trying to defeat them is going to be tough. But he said he was phlegmatic the West Indies were making advancement as a team.
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