SA team approves COVID test; Focus on spinners ahead of series against India

South African cricketers go through a training session in New Delhi.

South African cricketers go through a training session in New Delhi.

The most interesting aspect of the practice session was Shamsi, Maharaj and later Aiden Markram spending a lot of time doing “spot bowling”.

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New Delhi: Quinton de Kock pulled up a chair near a tent as he watched spin twins Tabrez Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj hit the “right areas” during the South African team’s first training session on Friday. The most interesting aspect of the practice session was Shamsi, Maharaj and later Aiden Markram spending a lot of time doing “spot bowling”.

These three are likely to play a key role in the five-match T20I series. India Along with CSK all-rounder Dwayne Pretorius, who also did well in the nets. Wayne Parnell, returning after a good five years, was focused during his extended spell, while Rassie van der Dussen looked most impressive under the watchful eye of head coach Mark Boucher.

Mark Janssen got a lot of good batting tips from Boucher, who was seen telling him about maintaining shape while going for an expansive drive. While de Kock watched others pass by, South Africa’s IPL Star David Miller is currently holidaying in the Maldives and will be joining the team soon.

Members of the Proteas squad gathered at the Feroz Shah Kotla for an optional practice session after passing the RT-PCR test ahead of the T20 International next Thursday. A member of the Proteas support staff said, “All members of the squad have tested negative, but for the IPL players who were in action till last week, they will be given a break of a few days before the series or as workload management. “

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