India’s got a good chance of winning in South Africa: Brett Schultz
Former Protea speedster Brett Schultz said the Men in Blue can fancy winning in the rainbow nation.
Published - Jan 6, 2018 10:55 pm | Updated - Jan 6, 2018 10:55 pm
After an impressive bowling performance by the Indian side which saw them pick up all 10 wickets inside the first day, the Virat Kohli-led team would have hoped to establish their dominion with the bat. However, that was not to be as India’s woeful fortunes with the willow continued. They lost three wickets in quick succession at stumps on Day 1 in reply to South Africa’s 286.
The poor form of the Indian batsmen continued on Day 2 as well as they fell prey to the South African quicks. Contradicting the recent performance, speaking about India’s prospects in the ongoing Test, former Protea speedster Brett Schultz said the Men in Blue can fancy winning in the rainbow nation.
According to news daily Mid-Day, Schultz said, “Let’s be honest, it will be tough here for India because the ball does bounce and the last couple of times they came here the wickets were more suitable to India than to South Africa. If you look at the three venues they have chosen this time (Cape Town, Centurion and Johannesburg), there is no Durban which is going to make it even more tough for India. I think a lot is going to be determined in the opening Test. But India’s got a good chance.”
Schultz took 20 wickets in a series against Sri Lanka
Schultz, 47, had a brief but impactful career of nine Tests in which he scalped 37 wickets. Called the ‘Bear’, it was often suggested that he was kept caged, meat dangled out in front, till the time came to unleash him. Continuous injuries, however, were a deterrent to what appeared to be a promising cricketing career.
On the field, Schultz, the bustling left-arm quick, was a beast of a bowler, roughing up the best in the business. He is remembered for his monstrous pace and his formidable bowling partnership with Allan Donald. His 20 wickets helped South Africa earn their maiden Test series win against Sri Lanka in 1992.