Vilas: I will train as if I am going to India

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Although Dane Vilas was the last player to don the wicketkeeper gloves in Test cricket for South Africa, he is not sure if he will get the call up for the tour to India next month.

Vilas made his debut in the longest format of the game for the Proteas against Bangladesh but the game was curtailed due to rain so he did not get a proper chance to show the selectors what he can do.

He came into the side after Quinton de Kock suffered a loss of form with the bat, but the younger De Kock has since rediscovered his appetite for runs with three consecutive centuries for the South Africa A side on their recent tour to India.

Vilas, who also was part of the A side that went to India, says he is not sure if he will go to India with the senior team but will prepare as if he will.

The 30 year-old Vilas said: "I am just going to plan and train as though I am going and then if happens, that's great. There's not a lot of cricket between now and then."

"At least, I know what to expect from a conditions perspective – the ball stays lower and what I found different was that we were using the SG ball, which gets softer a lot quicker. You have to get used to the way it reacts off the pitch."

The Proteas will play India in three T20s, five ODIs and four Test matches.

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