Phangiso wants dual spin attack
South Africa bowler Aaron Phangiso believes that a tandem spin attack involving himself and Imran Tahir could be successful during upcoming tours of New Zealand and Australia.
The Proteas will play three ODIs in New Zealand before facing Australia in three T20’s and five ODIs.
Despite conditions in those nations not favouring spin bowlers, Phangiso thinks he and Tahir could take wickets with a slight change in tactic.
“We’ve both been doing well. If the coach decides to play both of us, that will be great,” he told Sapa.
“Those conditions are known for suiting the fast bowlers, but if both of us play I’d back us to do the job for the team.
“We’ve been working on trying to contain as much as possible. It gives the other guys like Dale Steyn a chance to get wickets.
“Bowling in tandem with Imran, one has to do the attacking. On the day, you never know who’s going to be taking the wickets, but the partnership will be important,” he added.
Phangiso, who made his ODI debut against New Zealand in Potchefstroom last year, has been in good form recently.
He took five wickets in the four matches during the triangular series against Australia and Zimbabwe last month, conceding an economy rate of just 3.84 for each of the 38 overs he bowled.
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