IND vs SA: African players negative in Corona investigation, focus on spinners before series


New Delhi. The South Africa team that visited India started practice on the field after all the members were negative in the investigation of Kovid-19. During practice, the spinners duo of Tabrez Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj were seen sweating to get the ball to ‘tack in the right place’. During this session, veteran wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock was watching the spinners bowling while sitting on a chair near the tent, while after Shamsi and Maharaj, all-rounder Aiden Markram also practiced spin bowling fiercely.

Along with IPL team Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Dwayne Pretorius, this trio can play an important role in the upcoming five-match T20 series against India. Wayne Parnell, returning to the team after five years, bowled long spells during practice while Rassie van der Dussen looked impressive in batting practice under the supervision of head coach Mark Boucher. Boucher was then seen giving suggestions related to batting to Marco Yansen. South African IPL star David Miller is currently holidaying in Maldives and will join the team soon.

Members of the Proteas (South Africa) squad on Thursday took part in their optional practice session at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground here after the RT-PCR test came negative. A member of the team’s support team told the practice session, “All the team members were negative in the investigation. Players associated with IPL will be given a break of a few days before the series as a part of workload management.

South Africa squad for India tour: Temba Bavuma (Captain), Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendrix, Henrik Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Enrique Norkhia, Wayne Parnell, Dwayne Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabariz Shamsi, Tristian Stubbs, Tristan du Rassi, Vaughan Marco Yansen.

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