South Africa captain Temba Bavuma says the upcoming T20I series against India will provide him an opportunity to identify players who can fit in a special role in Australia for the World Cup later this year. South Africa’s T20 team took part in the World Cup in Sharjah in November and with the next World Cup starting in October, Bavuma wants to prepare his team completely.
He said during the ‘Virtual Media’ conversation, “The conditions in India are not completely like the situation in Australia. But still there will be a lot of benefit from playing. Any kind of competitive cricket will be good for us.
Bavuma said, “We will use these matches for the players to know very well what their role is in the team. ,
The South African team will also bring in some fresh faces to find a perfect partner with opener Quinton de Kock. “We have brought in some new faces in T20. Those players will be given opportunities to see what role they can play and how they can contribute to the team.
The Indian team will not have many senior players but Bavuma expects the series to be very competitive. Indian skipper Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah have been rested for this series, with the team being led by KL Rahul and some newcomers including Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh.
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Bavuma said, “This is definitely an Indian team with a ‘new look’. A lot of players have done well in the recently concluded Indian Premier League and they have been given a chance. But from our point of view, we are not looking at it differently.” He said, “We are not looking at it as a ‘B’ team. We have played against the Indian T20 team. So you will be full of inspiration and there will be no dearth of competition. ,