South Africa coach reveals '4 balls in same area' plan for India batsmen

Centurion, Sep 16: The experience of playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) will help South Africa's bowlers when they tour the country later this month, according to Proteas' bowling coach Charl Langeveldt.

Tour schedule

As the bowlers began preparations yesterday (September 15) for India tour, Langeveldt has revealed his plans for the hosts' batsmen. South Africa play 3 Twenty20 Internationals, 5 One Day Internationals and 4 Tests in India.

South Africa coach reveals '4 balls in same area' plan for India batsmen

"The T20s are the most important at the moment. It's a World Cup year and bowling in India is a different mindset. There will be three T20 matches so I want them (bowlers) to be ready when we hit India," Langeveldt was quoted as saying by the official website of Cricket South Africa (CSA).

"We only have one warm-up match and two practices then we are in the game. I feel that we have to start building it up so we don't try to overload ourselves by the time we get to India," he added.

Langeveldt, who played 6 Tests, 72 ODIs and 9 T20Is for South Africa, revealed what the plans will be for Indian batsmen.

"Some of the guys have been to India and played IPL so they know what to expect. All I can do is to try and put them under pressure by asking them to maybe bowl four balls in the same area and change it up with a slower ball or yorker. It is difficult but we have to do the best that we can in these circumstances," he said.

South Africa have already announced all 3 squads for India tour.

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