Duminy has ‘full confidence’ in fast bowlers


South Africa allrounder JP Duminy is not worried about the form of the Proteas seamers heading into the three-match T20 series against India, starting on Friday.

The Proteas slumped to a heavy eight-wicket defeat against an India A side in Delhi on Tuesday, after they posted a healthy total of 189 for three batting first.

Duminy, who top-scored for the tourists with an unbeaten 68, says the practice match was for the bowlers to assess conditions and find their right lengths.

The Proteas have decided to rest Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander and Morne Morkel for the T20 leg of the tour so Chris Morris, Kyle Abbot, Marchant de Lange and Kagiso Rabada will carry the fast bowling duties.

Duminy said after the game: "I have full confidence in the ability of our bowlers. I believe they have what it takes to stop the Indian batting line-up.

"Today was one day where it was about figuring out and assessing what will work for us in these conditions. Kyle, Marchant and Chris have bowled here before but it was a new experience for Kagiso.

"He would have been able to understand what works for him."

The Proteas first T20I against India take place on Friday in Dharmasala.