Phangiso likely to face Windies

2016-03-23 10:10
Aaron Phangiso (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Proteas are likely to play two spinners in their ICC World Twenty20 match against the West Indies in Nagpur on Friday.

The Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur has produced low scoring matches thus far and it is expected to suit the spinners in Friday’s game.

“The most important aspect will be assessing the conditions quickly,” Proteas coach Russell Domingo said in Nagpur on Tuesday.

“We have played on two great wickets in Mumbai, our batters were happy with that but I think our bowlers will be happy to play on this wicket where runs will be harder to come by. We have some quality batsmen in our line-up who have played in these conditions before and have had success under these conditions. Whatever wicket they do prepare will be the same for both sides so it’s no major issue for us.” 

The coach though admitted that two spinners would be essential for the match.

“It’s definitely a wicket where you need to play two frontline spinners,” said Domingo. 

With JP Duminy out with a hamstring injury, Aaron Phangiso is likely to join Imran Tahir as the second spinner in the South African team.


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