Pitches during our previous India Test tour were terrible, feels Kagiso Rabada
The 24-year-old Rabada was taken for runs in the last India tour in 2017-18.
Updated - Oct 3, 2019 4:34 pm
After a forgettable World Cup 2019, South Africa team is all set to play a three-match T20 series followed by as many Tests against India, who are coming home after a comprehensive performance against West Indies in their own backyard. South African speedster, Kagiso Rabada, who had an excellent Indian Premier League (IPL) season will once again be in the scheme of things and said that his team is looking to utilize their past experiences of playing in sub-continent.
In the team’s last India tour, they managed to make India taste defeat in the shortest form of the game and will look to script the written story again. Speaking ahead of the start of the tour, Kagiso Rabada pointed out the areas which the team will look to focus on when they step on the field against India.
“You need to figure out what you need to do to give the team a better chance to win, that is what I try to focus on. When you have played there before you will have an idea of what to do in certain tough situations,” he said at South Africa’s training camp here as quoted by Times LIVE.
The 24-year-old Rabada was taken for runs in the last India tour in 2017-18. Rabada went onto explain why Test series turned out to be disastrous for the side.
“The previous tour we were successful because we won the T20 and ODI series but the Test series was a bit of a shambles because those wickets were just terrible. If I could give an example the first Test match it was 200 v 200 in the first innings. If we batted first it was going to be a different ball game because we ended up having to chase the game. We lost 3-0 and we were truly hammered,” Rabada said.
Asked how will they approach spin bowling during the tour, Rabada said, “On our recent tour to Sri Lanka it was tricky conditions. There is a whole lot of talk about how to approach spin but we will see how it goes.”
India will play three T20Is and three Tests against South Africa, starting from 15th of September.