Proteas underdogs in T20s

2015-01-08 10:37
Russell Domingo (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Proteas coach Russell Domingo says they will go into the upcoming T20 series against the West Indies as underdogs.

The Proteas beat the West Indies 2-0 in the recently concluded Test series, but the shorter formats, especially the T20s, are expected to be more tightly contested.

The Windies will be boosted by the likes of Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell who are all capable of winning matches single-handedly.

The Proteas will play three T20s and five ODIs against the Windies, with the first T20 scheduled for Newlands on Friday.

"We're definitely not the favourites," Domingo told Netwerk24 ahead of the first T20 game.

The coach also pointed to the fact that the next T20 World Cup is only a little more than a year away.

"The matches therefore give us a chance to see how our young players compare against what is possibly the best T20 team in the world," said Domingo,

The next ICC World T20 takes place in India in March and April 2016.

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