India vs South Africa: The Indian team has to play the second match of the five T20 matches against South Africa on June 12 at the Cuttack ground. Now Wayne Parnell, who returned to the South African team after five years, has given a big statement. South African team won the first match by seven wickets.
These players were part of IPL
South Africa’s star players were a part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) that ended ahead of the ongoing T20I series and team pacer Wayne Parnell said it would be a challenge to keep him mentally prepared during the five matches. David Miller, Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada, Rasi van der Dussen and Enrich Norkia played in the IPL. However, the way the visiting team defeated India in the first ODI in Delhi, it showed no sign of fatigue.
Parnell made a big statement
Wayne Parnell said before the second T20, ‘It will be important to keep him fresh and ready for matches, 10-12 weeks in the ‘bio-bubble’ in the IPL was enough. Keeping the players mentally prepared will be important for us. In the first match at Kotla, 32-year-old Parnell made a comeback in T20 after more than five years. He played his last competitive match in March.
are part of the team
He said, ‘It is always an honor to be a part of the national team. It certainly feels very different to be back in this group. It is wonderful to be here. He expects India to come back strongly on Sunday. Parnell said, ‘I think this match will be very important. India will definitely come back, their team is fantastic. We don’t expect less than this.
second match will be difficult
He said, ‘I think every match till Bangalore will be very difficult. Obviously the win in the first match was great, it has given us a lot of confidence, but this is a new venue, there will be new conditions so we need to adapt. The last match was played here in December 2019 and in this One Day International, India achieved West Indies’ huge target of 316 runs with eight balls to spare.