‘We’re going through a transition period,’ says Kagiso Rabada after their poor show against India
South Africa is scheduled to play the final Test of the series in Ranchi starting on 19th October 2019.
Updated - Oct 16, 2019 11:57 am
Days for South Africa in India are turning out to be their biggest nightmare. They have lost Test series with one match still to go. Proteas started from where they left three years ago. In the 2015-16 tour they faced a series defeat by 3-0. But in this series, their bowlers and batters everyone has come out with their flop performances.
In the first Test, they faced a defeat by a margin of 203 runs whereas in second they lost it by an innings and 137 runs. Visitors came with some new faces like Anrich Nortje, and Senuran Muthusamy. They were relying on their spinners keeping the subcontinent pitches in mind. But, they also went ineffective in putting pressure over strong Indian batting line-up.
South Africa form has seen a drastic dip in the past months. In their own backyard, they found it very difficult to remove Sri Lanka tailenders during the Test series that took place back in January 2019.
Kagiso Rabada feels South Africa is going through a transition
When Proteas quick Kagiso Rabada was asked about the patchy performance from his team’s bowlers, he recited that the hosts are able to generate reverse swing but we can’t, they are coming in packs in order to put pressure.
“I don’t know if we can be put under more pressure than that. They got the ball to reverse and they bowled well as a collective. Their whole attack put pressure on us in every single aspect. Their spinners bowled well and when the ball was reversing their seamers could exploit that. We didn’t really get the ball to reverse and that’s a major weapon of ours,” Proteas bowler told ESPN Cricinfo.
He also feels that the team is going through its transition phase but needs to improve fast in every aspect of the game. “It’s never nice to lose, especially in the manner we’re losing right now but we’re going through a transition period. Our team is fresh and young, so the best thing we can do is look at where we can improve and remember our strengths and build on them,” he added.
After the conclusion of the India tour, the guests will go on a long tour to England. They will play a 4-match Test series followed by 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is starting on 26th December 2019.