Thursday, December 16, 2010

Budding Proteas to test skills against school teams!

With all the hype and attention around the Indian cricketers on tour to South Africa, an under-17 team from Johannesburg-based Alberton Cricket and Hockey Club is in Chandigarh to play a five-match T20 series. The first match was played at the Delhi Public School in Pinjore on Wednesday.

Dressed in white, with their nicknames printed on the back of their tees, the South African team looked excited about the Indian tour. And they also have an eye on the India-South Africa series: Their star all-rounder, Dillo Menezes (17), who grabbed his team’s first win over the DPS team scored 72 runs and scalped six wickets, including a hat-trick.

“India is doing very well in the Test as well as the ODI cricket. But I think they are going to struggle in South Africa owing to the bouncy and seaming tracks. Bowlers like Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel will make life difficult for the Indian batsmen. Gary Kirsten might bring in his experience as he knows about the South African conditions, but still Indians have to face the bowlers during the matches. Jacques Kallis and AB De Villiers will be South Africa’s batting strengths,” he says.

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