Cape Town - The Proteas have the opportunity to claim another
prized series win away from home when they take on Bangladesh in the second T20
International at the Sher-e Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Tuesday.
win will be a big tick for the young squad in tough conditions, and a timely
confidence boost ahead of the One-Day International (ODI) series starting on
Friday. South Africa leads the two-match series 1-0.
Proteas bowling coach, Charl Langeveldt, says he has been
impressed with the attitude and nous of the selected bowlers on tour, and
expects them to take valuable lessons from the experiences of playing on the
“I haven’t been working a long time with the boys, it’s also
quite new to me,” he admitted.
“I’m trying to enhance their skills when they
are bowling, so for me it’s about sharing my knowledge from when I played on
the sub-continent. Over time and looking ahead to the T20 World Cup the main
thing for us will be to improve on our skills, it’s a work in progress. We have
a young attack, it’s always nice to work with younger players; they are good
listeners and ask good questions.
“Any international game is a hard contest, we always want to
win,” he added.
“With the T20 World Cup being in India next year we came here
with the hope of giving the players a good experience in these conditions. They
executed really well yesterday.”
The former Proteas seamer, with 72 ODI caps, stressed the
importance of merging game plans to the situation of the match, but still
singled out pace and aggression as South Africa’s key strength. He expects the
hosts to come back hard following Sunday’s defeat, and also anticipates a 10
percent lift from the Proteas’ game.
“We need to be aggressive,” Langeveldt
“That’s our game plan, we want to be aggressive against the Bangladeshi
batsmen. We don’t bowl that many bouncers, you are only allowed to bowl one,
it’s the follow-up ball that our guys executed well. When we come to the
sub-continent we try to use our aggression; that is our strength. Yesterday it
worked for us, on another day it might not work, we need to adapt in the