Test series against Bangladesh will be much tough: Dean Elgar
CRICDOT DESK : The first Test of the two-match series begins on Thursday in Durban, South Africa. Before the start of the Test series, Proteas captain Dean Elgar said that the Test series with Bangladesh will be very competitive.
Despite touring South Africa in 2002, 2006 and 2016, Bangladesh did not win. However, in addition to winning the match in the current tour, the Tigers averaged the history of winning the ODI series (2-1).
Seeing the improvement of the Bangladesh team, South African Test captain Dean Elgar said, it is a new team of Bangladesh. Rich in foreign coaching staff. They have certainly played a big role in changing the mindset of the team players. Especially on how to play on South African soil.
Elgar will not have players like Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Rasi von der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Marco Janssen in the Test series due to IPL. It is a big concern for South Africa to lose the ODI series.
In this regard, Elgar said, “There are no players in my team who are playing in IPL, but those who are, they are also good.” I am confident with them. We don’t get a lot of experienced players in Tests, but that’s right- this will create opportunities for a few new cricketers. Whether they play well or not can put pressure on the cricketers. I think we should all look forward now.