Proteas

Spin test for Proteas

2012-06-19 09:10
JP Duminy (File)
Cape Town - The Proteas could face a tricky challenge against Bangladesh's spin bowlers in their first T20 clash at the Harare Sports Club.

The South Africans start their campaign against the Tigers on Tuesday in an unofficial T20 series, which also features hosts Zimbabwe.

Bangladesh used three spinners in the first game against Zimbabwe at the same Harare ground on Sunday, with Abdur Razzak opening the bowling.

Razzak only conceded 20 runs in his four overs.

This will be good preparation for South Africa with the T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka in mind later this year. There they are sure to face a spin barrage and ace batsman JP Duminy believes the expected spin test against Bangladesh will be the right preparation.

"If conditions are favourable for slow bowlers, then it will be a good test for us," he told Volksblad.

Duminy will be an important figure in the South African batting line-up which won't feature AB de Villiers and Jacques Kallis. His slow left-armers could also prove vital in the conditions.

The Proteas' team manager Mohammed Moosajee confirmed that all 14 players would be considered for Tuesday's game.

Coverage starts from 12:45.

Teams:

South Africa: Hashim Amla (captain), Richard Levi, Colin Ingram, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Farhaan Behardien, Justin Ontong, Albie Morkel, Dane Vilas, Robin Peterson, Wayne Parnell, Chris Morris, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Marchant de Lange.

Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (captain), Mahmudullah Riyad, Anamul Haque, Junaed Siddiqui, Anamul Haque, Mohammad Ashraful, Jahurul Islam, Nasir Hossain, Abdur Razzak, Mohammad Elias, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Forhad Reza, Nazmul Hossain, Ziaur Rahman, Abul Hasan.

SA tri-series fixtures:

June 19: Bangladesh v South Africa - 13:00
June 20: Zimbabwe v South Africa - 13:00
June 22: Bangladesh v South Africa - 13:00
June 23: Zimbabwe v South Africa - 13:00
June 24: Final: TBA v TBA - 13:00

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