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Polly was right, there was a case for pace

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The Proteas can’t pick a second spinner in India just for the sake of it.


10 Oct 2019
PREMIUM!
Polly was right, there was a case for pace

Jaco van der Merwe.

As always, television analyst Shaun Pollock made a very valid point during the first cricket Test between India and South Africa last week. He was questioning the Proteas’ team selection which consisted of five specialist batsman, wicketkeeper/batsman Quinton de Kock, all-rounders Vernon Philander and Senuran Muthusamy and three specialist bowlers – spinners Dane Piedt and Keshav Maharaj plus seamer Kagiso Rabada. Pollock said he would have gone for another batsman instead of an all-rounder – in all probability Zubayr Hamza instead of Muthusamy, and another seamer instead of a spinner which would have been Piedt making way for Lungi Ngidi...

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