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Proteas Struggling Against Indian Spinners Due to Dearth of Quality Tweakers at Home: Kallis

Proteas Struggling Against Indian Spinners Due to Dearth of Quality Tweakers at Home: Kallis

Wickets fly as South Africa’s Andile Phehlukwayo (C) is bowled out by India’s Kuldeep Yadav in the course of the fifth at some point worldwide (ODI) cricket match between South Africa and India at St George Park in Port Elizabeth (AFP Photo)

New Delhi: South Africa’s best all-rounder Jacques Kallis has discovered why his nation’s batsmen are struggling in opposition to Indian wrist-spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav — the Proteas should not dealing with bowlers like these within the home circuit at all.India have taken an unassailable Four-1 lead within the six-match sequence with Chahal (14) and Yadav (16) accounting for 30 wickets between them.

”It takes time to read good leg-break bowlers. We have to accept we don’t have enough world class leg-spinners in our country. So, this is a learning curve for the youngsters in our team,” Kallis mentioned.

“Even we went through the same phase and we learnt with time,” mentioned the person who scored greater than 25,000 runs in worldwide cricket.

For somebody, who confronted Shane Warne and Anil Kumble at their prime with honest diploma of success throughout, Kallis feels there isn’t any one excellent approach to counter leggies.

“Experience is the key. There are basically two ways to read leg-break bowling. Either you pick up from wrists or wait for the ball to pitch. No two batsmen would employ the same technique,”he defined.

“As one plays more international cricket, he would know what works best for him. Everyone devise their own mechanism to get out of trouble,” he mentioned. He agreed with former teammate and skipper Graeme Smith that there’s a lack of depth within the subsequent batch of South African batsmen.

“Probably South Africa must have realised by now that they don’t have much depth when senior cricketers (AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis) get injured,” he opined.

“They (CSA) need to look carefully about how they will expose youngsters to international cricket.”

One of the best all-rounders of his time, Kallis feels that taking part in three codecs takes its toll on a contemporary cricketer’s physique and therefore there aren’t too many noteworthy all-rounders within the worldwide circuit.

“The history of the game will tell you that there weren’t many all-rounders in the game ever. More so now, because of the amount of cricket that is being played,” he noticed.

But no matter little he has seen of Hardik Pandya, Kallis feels that the Indian does have the potential to do constantly properly within the worldwide enviornment.

“He (Hardik) is still young and has got a lot to learn along the way. But yeah, he looks a good prospect.”

Kallis will probably be again in India in a month’s time because the chief coach of IPL franchise the Kolkata Knight Riders and is pleased with the stability of that aspect.

“We have got an experienced side and our first XI, as of now, looks pretty settled,” Kallis mentioned about KKR’s squad composition.

He appeared excited in regards to the prospect of having a proficient bunch in India’s under-19 World Cup stars Shubman Gill, Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi within the KKR squad.

“We have some very talented youngsters as back-ups. One positive thing about this year’s squad is that we have proper balance for home and away conditions,” Kallis mentioned.

With no Gautam Gambhir this time, KKR can have a brand new captain. Could it’s the prolific Chris Lynn? Kallis saved his playing cards shut to his chest.

“Yes, he is probably one of the candidates but we haven’t yet decided about it. May be, we will get to know in the next couple of weeks,” he signed off.

First Published: February 15, 2018, 1:14 PM IST

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