Kagiso Rabada: Managing the noise and distractions is really important

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South African ace pacer Kagiso Rabada talks about his World Cup preparations. The South African team will play its first match on October 7th against Sri Lanka in Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi.


Kagiso Rabada will carry a lot on his shoulders as Anrich Nortje, the fellow pacer, will be missing the World Cup 2023. Before the 2023 World Cup commencement, South Africa will play two warm-up games. Their first warm-up match is against Afghanistan on September 29th, and the second is against New Zealand on October 2nd. Both their warm-up games will be in Thiruvananthapuram.

In the meantime, talking about the approaching event, South African pacer Kagiso Rabada expressed his thoughts on Indian conditions. Rabada said that, he is familiar with the Indian conditions. having played in India for years. In addition, he also mentioned that the majority of South African players in the squad have played in India. He also added that managing the noise and distractions is really important. Kagiso Rabada was quoted by iol.co.za saying,

“It does help when you understand the conditions in the various grounds, and having played in India for all these years, it gives you a familiarity on how to go about your tactics. The majority of our team has played in India, but for those who haven’t played as much, it is important to share experiences. In India you have drier conditions and they are batter-friendly wickets, so it’s about finding ways to be successful”

Kagiso Rabada further added

“Managing the noise and distractions is really important and I think it’s just about focus and not letting the crowd get to you. But at the same time, it is exciting to be playing in packed stadiums with tens of thousands of screaming fans – it’s an honour”

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