Proteas assistant coach says young team would learn from Bangladesh T20 defeat

Johannesburg: Proteas assistant coach, Russell Domingo, has said team’s young bowling attack would certainly learn from their defeat to Bangladesh in the T20 Triangular at the Harare Sports Club on Friday.

Bangladesh reached the winning total with one ball to spare, and capitalized on some of the mistakes made by the young Proteas bowlers.

“We have a few young guys that have just started, Morris has just started and De Lange has played maybe 10 T20 matches in his career, both for the Titans and South Africa,” Domingo said.

“It’s still a learning process and it’s not something that they intentionally try to do, it is something that we are aware of and will improve. It’s a concern, but it is not something that we will lose major sleep over because we know we will get it right in time,” he added.

“I don’t think we can do any technical preparations, it’s more about the mindset and making sure that guys are fresh and well recovered tomorrow morning. We know it’s a must-win game for us and it’s a great situation for us because it is the ideal preparation for the pressure that we will experience in the months to come,” he concluded.

Justin Ontong provided the lone resistance in the South African batting line-up, scoring a gritty 41 off 36 balls in the final total of 129 for 7, which was below par at the ground.