Corrie to read the riot act
Johannesburg – South African coach Corrie van Zyl will tell his team in no uncertain terms that they need to rectify the mistakes they made against India when they take on Afghanistan on Wednesday.
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“It will be spelled out clearly to the players what is expected of them in the tournament,” he said after his team’s defeat by 14 runs against India in their first match at the World Twenty20 tournament.
He also expects better decision-making on the field.
“I can’t tell the players what they need to do all the time. That is why I expect the correct decision-making on the field. I have to trust my captain to make the right decisions on the field.
“We’ll do some serious introspection about what went wrong against India. It has to be rectified as soon as possible.”
He was not at all satisfied with the bowling and wants to know why the aggressive bowling that had the Indians on the back foot on their recent tour was absent in St Lucia.
“We also conceded far too many runs in those last five overs. There are not enough dot balls and too many boundaries were conceded. It shows we did not hit the right areas.”
Van Zyl felt his side batted too slowly in the first 10 overs in their pursuit of India’s total.
South Africa have to beat Afghanistan on Wednesday to make it through to the Super Eight.
“Nothing changes as far as our approach to the game is concerned. Even if we had beaten India, I would still have expected us to beat Afghanistan. We’ll have to play very aggressively and show no mercy.”