Donald warns Bangladesh about Proteas quality despite Ind T20 League Exodus
Donald cautious of the Proteas despite Ind T20 League Exodus
Bangladesh fast bowling coach Allan Donald, is wary of not taking the South Africa unit for granted in the two match series and admonished that the hosts have plenty of good cricketers to replace the Ind T20 League bound stars.
South Africa are unquestionably under tremendous pressure ahead of the test series starting from March 31, as they lost their premier fast bowlers, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi and Marco Jansen to the Ind T20 League.
''For South Africa without Rabada, Nortje, Ngidi it's going to be tough but their backup seamers are very good,'' Donald told the press on Monday.
''It's a great opportunity for guys like Sipamla, he played the second Test against New Zealand and Duanne Olivier we all know what he can bring. Daryn Dupavillon is someone you have to look at. He is an aggressive fast bowler and bowls 140 all day long so he will be someone to look at,'' he said.
''It's time for some of those guys to shine. I have seen these guys in the domestic circuit and they have done really well and put up their hand for selection,'' he said. ''In two Test matches you have 10 days to put your name up and say that pick me for the future,'' he further added.
Donald, who was appointed the coaching role ahead of the ongoing tour, earlier said in an interview with cricbuzz that he is keen to find the identity of the team’s bowling prowess, and said he is mighty impressed with the mindset and character displayed by the pace attack.
''I have been pleasantly surprised seeing them up close and seeing guys like Taskin and Shoriful, Khaled for the first time face to face and loved their attitude and loved the way they want to give the game a crack and are good listeners. I think they exploited the conditions in South Africa wonderfully well with good aggression in the one-dayers and followed plans really well,'' he said.
''Very confident (with the pace unit) and they have embraced and my approach has always been a mental approach and cricket has been about attitude and you can have many plans in place but if your mindset and approach is not where it should be then you follow the plan. I think the way these specimens have conducted themselves is highly commendable,'' he said.
''For Bangladesh to come to South Africa and beat South Africa with a strong team, says a lot with their mindset. It shows it can be done; it happened against New Zealand and most possibly it can happen against South Africa in their own backyard,'' he further added.
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