New Delhi : Aware but not in awe of Indian batsmen’s command over spinners on home turf, South African coach Russell Domingo said the Proteas would rely on their pace battery to rattle the formidable home line-up in the upcoming series.
South Africa have spinners in Imran Tahir, Dane Piedt and Simon Harmer but the experience of speedsters like Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel has always held them in good stead.
“Indians are very good players of spin, we know that. Our fast bowlers have always been successful whenever South Africa has toured India. Although spin is going to be a very big factor in this series, it’s important that our seamers start going for us,” Domingo said in a media interaction.
“We have got very good spinners in the experienced Imran Tahir and two young spinners in Dane Piedt and Simon Harmer. It would be a great experience for them to play against these (Indian) players under these conditions in high pressure environment. But like I said, the seamers have done the business for us around the world and I expect them to play a big part under these conditions as well.
The likes of Steyn and Morkel though are not part of the T20 squad but Domingo insisted the duo are in the future scheme of things.
“Yes, they (Styen and Morkel) are very much in the plans. It being a very long tour, we had to decide how best to manage our bowlers. Dale or Morne, for them to be here for 75 days is going to be a tough ask, practicing day in and day out, expected to play the one-dayers, expected to play the Test matches.” —PTI
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