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Proteas batting too brittle?

2013-11-06 11:49
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The batting of the proteas have come under fire over the last two ODI’s against Pakistan, with only two individual scores over 30 runs, both scored by middle to lower order batsmen.

In the absence of the ever consistent Amla and Kallis, this was an opportunity for emerging players, the likes of Ingram, to put their hands up and stake a claim for a permanent spot in the team. Ingram’s performance has been poor and if not for those four overthrows, he may have gotten yet another duck.

Senior players in the team need to stand up, shoulder the responsibility and take the pressure off the inexperienced players. JP coming back from injury, AB trying to shoulder the immense responsibility put on his shoulders as wicket-keeper, captain and top order batsman someone need to stand up and play throughout the innings. With addition of Amla and Kallis the batting line up looks far more formidable but where is the the depth in the team?

Spin looks like our downfall yet again with Ajmal and Afridi doing some serious damage and keeping it very economical at the same time. Hopefully we can sort out our batting woes before the next ODI and show a solid performance with both bat and ball.

 

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