We Have Prepared for the Worst against India, Says Quinton De Kock
South Africa tour India will begin their tour with a three-match T20I series, the first of which will take place in Dharamsala on 15 September. A series of three tests will follow and begin with the first game in Visakhapatnam on October 2. South Africa vs India Live Streaming Broadcasts Live on Willow TV.
The Proteas under the captaincy of Quinton De Kock will begin their tour with a three-match T20I series, the first of which will take place in Dharamsala on 15 September. South African batsman Quinton de Kock doesn’t want his team to lose sleep over an expected spin threat but Kock also warned the squad to get ready for the worst India’s tour this month.
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“For our part, what we’re going to do is make sure we prepare for the worst,” said De Kock, who will lead the T20 team in Faf du Plessis’ absence.
“To be honest, I don’t know what we’re going to get. At T20 I don’t think it’s going to turn that much because the IPL prepares pretty good wickets.
“But test matches are a different story and could end on the first day. It’s more a mental issue and not being caught too much on whether it’s spinning or not, that’s what it comes down to.”
Questions were asked about surface quality after South Africa lost 0-3 in the series of tests on its last tour of India four years ago. Tests in Mohali and Nagpur did not last five days with South African batters falling prey to Indian spinners. The Nagpur field had received a “poor” rating from the ICC.
“The last time we were there, the guys didn’t expect those kinds of surfaces, but this time we’ll have a little head start over it,” De Kock said.
“We’ll keep our eyes open and make sure we’re a little better than last time. I’m not sure if they’re going to prepare similar or better wicks than the last time we were there.”