Wickets will be the Proteas focus
17:26 Wed, 09 Oct 2019
Wickets will be the Proteas focus | News Article
Faf du Plessis - Cricinfo
Wickets will be one of the Proteas focus areas when during the 2nd Test against India which starts on Thursday morning in Pune.

The Proteas suffered a 203 run defeat to India during the 1st Test last week, and the bowling attack, especially the spinning department was found wanting.

While the batters showed a lot of fight during the first innings, they offered no resistance in the second outing.

The Proteas captain, Faf du Plessis, emphasised the importance of accessing the pitch correctly in order to select the right match XI.

“We are thinking of what is going to be our most aggressive options to get 20 wickets.

“We didn't get 20 wickets the first Test and that's something I don't want to do again.

“We are planning for a pitch that will be a bit drier and that will spin.”

With the exception of Keshav Maharaj the Proteas spinners were less than average in the first Test, and against an opponent well used to spinning. This could lead to Dane Piedt, who what the worst of the spinners to make what in the team for an additional seamer.

The second Test between India and South Africa starts on Thursday morning at 6:00.

@MorganPiek OFM Sport

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