Head coach Mark Boucher said that South Africa is looking up to their IPL players to guide them during the T20 World Cup campaign.
From September 19 to October 15, the remainder of the IPL 2021 is being held in the United Arab Emirates. It will immediately be followed by the T20 World Cup, which will be held from October 17th to November 14 and featuring 39 of the 45 matches.
“We have spoken with the men going to the IPL. “They need to be disciplined and realize that we want to peak at a certain time as a team,” Boucher was quoted by espncricinfo.com.
They’ll learn a lot about the conditions and be able to prepare for big tournaments. If they do their homework and have fun in the nets, it will help them. As long as the guys take care of themselves and are at their peak, it will be a wonderful experience. The IPL will see many senior Proteas players participate, which will give the whole squad a better understanding of the pitch and its conditions.
The tournament will feature SA’s top-ranked pace attack. Anrich Nortje, Lungi Nyidi, and Kagiso Rabada will all be playing in the IPL. Also, Aiden Markram, David Miller and Quinton de Kock would all be playing in the IPL.
Boucher said that his team is still far from being a complete product. This is despite their three consecutive T20 series wins against Sri Lanka (3-0), Ireland (3-0), and West Indies (3-2) before that.
Boucher stated, “This team realized that we are not the final product. So there’s lots of things we talk about.”
“We had a great conversation about the lessons learned and where we want our team to go. We tied the South African record for most T20 wins (77) This was one of our records. This is a way of life that we have come to understand. This is part of the team’s growth.