India vs South Africa (IND vs SA): South Africa team coach Mark Boucher said that in the three-match ODI series on India tour. The team will get the benefit of former captain Faf du Plessis’s experience of playing in the IPL with long-time international cricket.
The series first match in Dharamsala on March 12 Will be played Faf du Plessis has not played a one-day match since the team’s disappointing campaign at the World Cup played in England last year. He played just 24, 15 and five runs in the T20 series against Australia.
Mark Boucher said in a press conference held before leaving for Dharamshala from here, “When you come on a tour of a country like India, you have to coordinate between the young and experienced players in the team.”
I feel that Faf du Plessis is doing really well for South Africa in ODI cricket. The last time he played was when he scored a century. He knows Indian conditions very well. ”
The South African team reached India on Monday morning. The team is to leave for Dharamsala by chartered plane on Tuesday. Boucher admitted that he would have to struggle a bit for team selection as Faf du Plessis was there.
He said, “It’s a good headache.” He will benefit greatly from being in the team, as he is very experienced. He has performed brilliantly in Indian conditions.
Before coming to India, South Africa suffered a 1-2 defeat to Australia in the T20 series, while sweeping the ODI series 3–0 to clean up.
The former South African wicket-keeper said touring India is difficult for foreign players. Many players of his team are visiting India for the first time.
He said, “There will be a tough challenge in India. There will be different types of circumstances. Most of the players in our team have played very little in India.