Domingo confident of all-round attack

News

South Africa coach Russell Domingo says his fast bowlers will be just as capable of taking wickets in Indian conditions as the spinners, and wants an all-round effort from his attack in the T20 series.

India are traditionally excellent against spin, and Domingo concedes that, but says that pacemen like Kagiso Rabada and Chris Morris will be able to hold their own as well. He hopes all the young bowlers used the conditions to learn from.

Domingo said: "Indian players are very good players of spin, but our fast bowlers have been successful in these conditions. Although spin is going to be a big factor during the series it is important our seamers start off well.

"We have got good spinners in our squad. We have the experience of Imran Tahir, we have got two promising spinners in Dane Piedt and Simon Harmer and it will be great experience for them to play against India in these conditions and in high-pressure environments."

The coach also defended the omissions of Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel from the shortest format, saying: "Dale and Morne are in the plans for World T20.

"It will be a very long tour so we had to decide how best to manage our bowlers and we felt for Dale and Morne to be here for 75 days will be a tough ask; practising and playing day in day out.

"It does allow us to keep those other options and keep those guys fresh as possible for the Test and the one-dayers."

Latest