Henderson: Proteas spinners in good shape

Proteas spin bowling coach Claude Henderson is excited about the future and the current state of the spin bowling resources in South Africa.  

Henderson is part of the Cricket South Africa spinners camp being held in Mumbai, where South Africa's elite and emerging spinners and batsmen are being put through an intensive programme on the art of spin.

The 43-year-old Henderson, who played seven Tests for the Proteas, said: "We had a great mix of experience and youth at this year's camp. South Africa has been here (India) a few times and it has been quite challenging.

"From a bowling point of view it's about understanding the conditions and also trying to learn from the locals on how to play in the shorter and longer format.

"From the batting point of view it's the same message, it's about figuring out how we cope with the pressure and how we go about building an innings.

"For the more experienced cricketer you will take it to the next level and talk about variations, changing of pace and exposing the batsman’s weaknesses.

"With the younger guys who have never been to India and are just starting out their careers we focus on technique and getting them to understand the game of cricket."