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South Africa need to play ‘consistent nature of cricket’, says new Test captain Dean Elgar

South Africa have to play ‘constant nature of cricket’, says new Check captain Dean Elgar

Cape City: New Check skipper Dean Elgar has known as for a return to the “South African” method of enjoying cricket, which is punctuated by constant performances, large centuries and five-wicket hauls, because the Proteas look to open a “new chapter” after a chronic lean part.

South Africa head to the Caribbean for a two-match red-ball collection in opposition to the West Indies, beginning 10 June.

“Now that we’re in a brand new chapter, we have to play extra cricket and higher cricket,” Elgar instructed reporters on Saturday, forward of the workforce’s departure for St Lucia.

“We’re aware that over the past interval we’ve not been very constant.

“Our ability degree hasn’t been the place it ought to be. We have to get again to a bit extra of a constant nature of cricket; a bit extra of a South African method,” Elgar added.

Since Mark Boucher took over as coach in 2019, the Proteas have performed simply eight Assessments — largely because of the COVID-19 journey restrictions — dropping 5 of them.

Dean Elgar (proper) has taken over as captain of South Africa’s Check workforce. AP

As soon as a formidable power, South Africa have slipped to the seventh spot within the ICC Check rankings.

“We have at all times had a batting line-up that has scored closely. And quick bowlers. That is the South African method.

“We have to get again to scoring large tons of and taking five-fors prefer it was once.

“I really feel like we will get the Proteas model again to the place it was just a few years earlier than. That will likely be my greatest aim. I do know it may be exhausting work,” Elgar mentioned.

The 33-year-old feels it is going to be difficult to get the gamers to belief the method and adapt to it rapidly.

“It is attempting to alter gamers’ mindsets; to try to get that buy-in from each particular person and to try to get them to belief your course of going ahead.

“One of many more difficult facets of the job will likely be to try to get the belief of the gamers in order that they will belief the method, to imagine within the course of and to do it rapidly and adapt rapidly. It is one thing I imagine very strongly in.”

South Africa are set to reach in St Lucia on Tuesday the place they’ll serve a three-day quarantine.

After returning two adverse COVID-19 exams, they are going to be allowed to coach from the fourth day however will stay restricted to their rooms and can have the ability to make use of all of the resort’s amenities after seven days.

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Updated: May 30, 2021 — 8:26 am

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