Sri Lanka in SA

Donald has eye on Sri Lanka

2011-12-01 07:47
Allan Donald (File)
Cape Town - Proteas bowling coach Allan Donald is busy studying video material of Sri Lanka's players ahead of their tour to South Africa.

Donald is currently at home preparing on his own for the upcoming Test series which starts with a Test match on December 15 at SuperSport Park in Centurion.

"I'm currently busy with my own planning. I'm looking at their key players - the core of their batting line-up - but there some players here and there whom I'm not very familiar with," the former SA opening bowler told the Volksblad newspaper.

Donald singled out Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene and Angelo Mathews as the danger men for South Africa's bowlers.

Donald said they would have to "think carefully" on how they are going to silence Sangakkara - currently the No 1 ranked batsman on the ICC rankings.

He is also wary of Mathews. "He can take a game out of your reach. He is one of the batsmen against whom we'll have to bowl aggressively. We can't afford any loose deliveries against him as he is someone that can get the scoreboard rolling quickly," said Donald.

Another former SA opening bowler, Shaun Pollock, believes the Proteas have the bowlers to trouble the Sri Lankans. "Morne Morkel bowls well to left handers in any case," said Pollock.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
10 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
29 August 2014
Zimbabwe v South Africa, Harare Sports Club 09:30
02 September 2014
Australia v South Africa, Harare Sports Club 09:30
04 September 2014
Zimbabwe v South Africa, Harare Sports Club 09:30
Previous Results

Date Match Result
Vote

Which of SA's sporting codes is in the worst shape after recent scandals?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured Blog

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.