No AB de Villiers in SA squad for T20s against Australia

The talking will continue‚ and no doubt too the speculation.

2020-02-18 08:56:00 AM

“The T20 series may not have been won but it was really pleasing to see our batting unit play so well‚.”

The talking will continue‚ and no doubt too the speculation.

Australia captain Aaron Finch was impressed with what he saw in SA’s T20 series against England.“It was a great series to watch as a lover of cricket‚” opined Finch about the series England won 2-1.“The bat dominated ball a little more than usual.“SA played really well with a changing side from the top order right through to number 11. All their guys had an impact in the side over the last while.”

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Finch said he expected the wickets to be spinner friendly in Port Elizabeth and Cape Town‚ but not so much in Johannesburg where the first match will be played on Friday.“That will be a bit of a challenge. That is something that we have identified as something we need to get better at as a ODI and T20 team‚” he said about playing in spin friendly conditions.

Finch had high praise for the way Quinton de Kock started his tenure as captain.“Quinton obviously having taken over the captaincy as well and being so dynamic at the top of the order is something you have to be wary of‚" he said."You look at his record and it has been outstanding.

“And then (on Sunday) Claasen coming in and having such a big impact on the game was impressive from a guy who has not played a huge amount of international cricket.“They are busy getting their best 11. With some of experienced guys in the mix will pay dividends but we are still very confident coming here.”

Quinton de Kock (captain)‚ Temba Bavuma‚ Faf du Plessis‚ Rassie van der Dussen‚ David Miller‚ Pite van Biljon‚ Dwaine Pretorius‚ Andile Phehlukwayo‚ Jon-Jon Smuts‚ Kagiso Rabada‚ Tabraiz Shamsi‚ Lungi Ngidi‚ Bjorn Fortuin‚ Anrich Nortje‚ Dale Steyn‚ Heinrich Klaasen.

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No AB de Villiers in SA squad for T20s against Australia“The T20 series may not have been won but it was really pleasing to see our batting unit play so well‚.”

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