IND vs SA: South Africa stars underwent an optional training session at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi on Friday. The Proteas arrived on Thursday and were tested for COVID-19, with the entire squad testing negative.
Quinton de Kock pulled up a chair near the tent as he watched the spin twins Tabraiz Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj hit the “right areas” during 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 quite some time doing “spot bowling”.
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The trio is likely to play a major role in the five match T20 series against India along with CSK all rounder Dwayne Pretorius, who also had a fair spell at the nets.
Wayne Parnell, who is making a comeback after good five years, was focused during his extended spell while Raasie van der Dussen looked the most impressive under the watchful eyes of head coach Mark Boucher.
Mark Jansen got a fair bit of batting tips from Boucher, who was seen telling him all about holding the shape while going for expansive drives.
While De Kock watched others go through paces, South Africa’s IPL star David Miller is currently holidaying in Maldives and will link up with the squad soon.
The Proteas squad members assembled at the Feroz Shah Kotla for their optional practice session after clearing their RT PCR tests ahead of opening T20 International next Thursday.
“All the squad members have tested negative but for the IPL players who were in action till last week, they would be given a few days break ahead of the series as part or workload management,” a member of Proteas support staff told PTI on the sidelines of the net session.
South Africa stars test NEGATIVE, begin training at Delhi, IPL 2022 stars given rest
IND vs SA Schedule
|South Africa tour of India, 2022|
|1||Thursday||9th June||1st T20I||Delhi|
|2||Sunday||12th June||2nd T20I||Cuttack|
|3||Tuesday||14th June||3rd T20I||Vizag|
|4||Friday||17th June||4th T20I||Rajkot|
|5||Sunday||19th June||5th T20I||Bengaluru|
IND vs SA Squads
India squad: KL Rahul (C), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (vice-captain, wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik.
South Africa squad: Temba Bavuma (C), Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs, Rassie van der Dussen and Marco Jansen.
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