“We’ve spoken to the guys going to the IPL” -…


South Africa’s head coach, Mark Boucher, believes that participating in the IPL in the UAE will benefit the players representing their individual clubs. The second leg of the IPL will feature a total of six Proteas players.

Meanwhile, the rest of the group will play domestic cricket in South Africa in order to prepare for the showcase event later this month.

South Africa is in good form right now, coming off a streak of stunning T20 series victories. In the West Indies, Ireland, and Sri Lanka, the Proteas have now won three consecutive away T20 series.

The importance of peaking at the correct time was stressed by Boucher. He also stated that he has spoken with the players who will participate in the IPL. In an interview with ESPN Cricinfo, Boucher stated:

“We’ve spoken with the players that will be competing in the IPL. They must remain disciplined and understand that we must peak as a unit at the appropriate time. They’ll pick up tidbits about playing in those settings that will help them prepare for a big tournament, and if they manage themselves effectively and get some decent time in the nets and get used to the facilities, they’ll be in good shape “According to Boucher.

During the IPL, the pace three of Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, and Lungi Ngidi will be seen in action. After being among the wickets in the last edition of the IPL, Nortje and Rabada had particularly vivid recollections of the site.

The rest of the South African contingent in the IPL is made up of Quinton de Kock, David Miller, and Aiden Markram. The Punjab Kings called up Markram as a late replacement for Dawid Malan.

This team realised that we are definitely not the finished product: Mark Boucher

South Africa finished their tour of Sri Lanka on a high after succumbing to defeat in the ODI series. Boucher noted that they still have areas to improve upon despite the fine run of form. Boucher added:

“This group realized that we are far from completed, therefore we talk about a number of other topics. We had a wonderful discussion about what we’ve learned so far and where we want to go as a group. We tied for the most T20 victories by a South African side.”

South Africa has now won seven T20Is in a succession, equaling their previous record of most consecutive wins in the shortest format, which they set in 2009.

In their first T20 World Cup match against Australia, the Proteas will have a chance to extend their winning streak to eight games.

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