Temba Bavuma believes that India’s potent bowling attack may ”nullify” SA

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Temba Bavuma believes that India’s potent bowling attack may ”nullify” South Africa’s experience in the India vs South Africa Test series.


Before the Test series between India and South Africa, Temba Bavuma stated that India’s bowling attack may offset South Africa. According to the South African skipper, India’s bowling attack may neutralize the hosts’ Centurion experience before Tuesday’s Boxing Day Test. Temba Bavuma said as quoted by ESPNcricinfo that,

“We understand conditions a lot better so you’d expect us to adapt a lot better but their bowling is quite strong. The fact that they’ve been able to achieve such success is because of their bowling attack and that kind of nullifies the advantage we have. It’s more between the batters and how the batters take on that challenge.” he added,

“There’s a lot of pride attached to that – that we’ve been able to keep that record intact as a South African team… all of us as players also feel that. But we understand playing against India comes with certain challenges and it’s those types of challenges we would like to focus on. Playing against India comes with a lot more eyes and a lot more scrutiny in terms of everything we do.” Temba Bavuma concluded,

“So it’s accepting that. And the other, more obvious one, is the skill factor on the field. For me as a batter, the bowlers are going to put you under pressure and their batting line-up as well, they’ve got renowned Test players and guys who performed in all conditions. They are a determined team as well, who want to be able to say they’ve won a Test series here in South Africa so with that extra bit of drive and motivation, we’ll really need to be at our best”

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