ICC World Twenty20: Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers have similar batting style, feels Faf du Plessis

South Africa will play their World T20 opener against England on Friday at Wankhede stadium, Mumbai.

Last Updated: Mar 17, 2016, 21:41 PM IST
ICC World Twenty20: Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers have similar batting style, feels Faf du Plessis

New Delhi: Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers are arguably the most dangerous limited-overs batsmen in world cricket. And South African T20 skipper Faf du Plessis feels that both the batsmen have similar styles of batting.

"I suppose to succeed there has to be an element of setting up yourself as a batter, you never really see Chris (Gayle) go from ball one and just like smashing, he definitely sets up himself up first and that's the same with AB. He plays best when he accesses the condition and see what's the bowler all about and then we he gets set, he is difficult to bowl to," Du Plessis was quoted as saying by PTI.

While analyzing Gayle's match-winning ton against England, Faf said: "It's on the day, you hit couple of boundaries and hit couple of balls in the middle and then all of a sudden you look up and haven't faced a lot of balls and everything is going your way. Obviously for Gayle it happens a lot more compared to us.”

South Africa will play their World T20 opener against England on Friday at Wankhede stadium, Mumbai.

The 31-year-old, opined that the conditions at the Wankhede stadium were similar to what they get back home.

"It is a great ground and place to start our campaign. This ground is close to the conditions that we get back home. Obviously the people here, the crowd, not all of our players have got the opportunity to play T20 in a stadium like this, so we are looking forward to and excited and I hope it is going to be great game," he added.

(With PTI inputs)