Photographs taken on Sunday showed a strip so green it nearly could not be distinguished from the outfield. Bangladesh's seamers could not find a breakthrough or even maintain a disciplined line and length after their captain Mushfiqur Rahim had opted to bowl. "I saw a few pictures".
"I think this is an opportunity for the others in the squad". If that is the case, Manguang Oval will depart heavily from its norm of flat and run-laden tracks.
Probably the team Bangladesh has a good chance of transferring their home improvements to overseas but the team needs to be the concern for themselves little more. "Conditions should be considered but it was good batting conditions".
"He has come in to try and understand the Proteas culture and how we go about our business and he has observed". He reached 50 off just 59 balls, easily his fastest Test half-century hitting 10 fours. Cobras coach Ashwell Prince later suggested that such pitches were not good for South African cricket.
Olivier has played all of his professional cricket for the Knights, and last season took 52 wickets to bowl them to the Sunfoil Series title. It's about being aggressive and being patient. "I am sure we can make a comeback". Markram, in his second Test, was unbeaten on 54 as South Africa scored at over four runs per over.
"Morne is a massive loss". "KG [Rabada] will be leading the attack now and I can learn a lot from him". "Some feel that by playing some strokes early, they can settle down". In England, his inconsistency became an issue as he struggled to maintain lines and lengths for long enough to create or sustain pressure.
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Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander, and Morne Morkel may all be back at some stage but they are injured rate means South Africa need to start looking at other options and this series is the start of that search.