Sri Lanka in SA

SA's attack far superior - Elgar

2011-12-12 22:14
Dean Elgar (File)
Cape Town - Knights all-rounder Dean Elgar says South Africa shouldn't worry too much about the Sri Lankan bowling line-up that awaits them in the first Test at SuperSport Park on Thursday.

Elgar played for the SA Invitational XI in their three-day match against the tourists at Willowmoore Park in Benoni over the weekend. The match was hampered by inclement weather and petered out to a draw, with both teams only managing one innings.

Elgar top-scored for the South Africans with 78 and was one of five batsmen that managed half-centuries in their total of 357. Reeza Hendricks (66), Stiaan van Zyl (53), Rilee Rossouw (52) and Farhaan Behardien (52) were the other main contributors.

"Their pace attack cannot be compared to that of South Africa's," Elgar told the Volksblad newspaper.

"It's only Dilhara Fernando (who took 4/76) that should be a danger man, but the other bowlers compare rather weak to the Proteas when it comes to pace."

And Elgar believes South Africa should just focus on their own game.

"I'd rather focus on my own play than worry about theirs."

He did, however, warn that the Proteas should not get too confident, despite having a better attack.

"Sri Lanka does have some versatility in their bowling attack and there are a couple of experienced guys that were difficult to play shots against."

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