Former skipper Faf du Plessis’ lengthy experience of enjoying in IPL and worldwide cricket in India will come in useful throughout the upcoming three-match ODI collection, feels South Africa head coach Mark Boucher. The collection begins in Dharamsala on February 12. Du Plessis, who final performed an ODI throughout the 2019 World Cup, had an detached T20 collection in opposition to Australia, with scores of 24, 15 and 5. “If you go to a place like India, you need to find a balance between youth and experience. I think Faf is really doing well in ODI cricket for South Africa. The last time he played, he got a hundred. He knows the Indian conditions very well,” Boucher stated throughout the team’s pre-departure press convention on Sunday.
The South African team reached India on Monday morning and will take a chartered flight to Dharamsala on Tuesday. Boucher feels that having Du Plessis additionally means he will have some choice complications, which is an efficient factor to have.
“It’s a good headache to have. Just him being around the squad will add a lot of value and experience as well. We will look at conditions and then put together combinations. Why you would want to have Faf is because he has done really well in those (Indian) conditions.”
While South Africa misplaced the T20 collection 1-2 to Australia, they blanked the guests 3-0 in the ODIs, which supplies them confidence going into the collection in opposition to India. “T20s are vital this 12 months given we’ve the T20 World Cup. But in common, Proteas and Cricket South Africa (CSA), we have to discover ourselves rising.
“We have simply crushed an excellent team now. We wanted confidence and it will definitely give us loads of confidence.” The former wicketkeeper stated that Indian conditions will be powerful for lots of visiting gamers, who will be touring the nation for the primary time.
“India is going to be a tough test. Different conditions. Lot of guys haven’t played a lot of cricket in India as well. What’s impressive is guys have responded to the messages we have sent out to them on batting and bowling perspectives.”