Proteas need to show consistency against ‘unpredictable’ Sri Lanka: De Villiers
Pretoria: Batsman AB de Villiers has said that South Africa will be looking for consistency against Sri Lanka.
De Villiers said the Proteas needed to do some serious video analysis of the Sri Lankans as they had not toured South Africa since 2002.
“They haven’t been here for a very long time and we haven’t played them for a long time. They have a lot of new players and I watched them on the telly the other night and I hardly recognise half of the team,” De Villiers said.
“We will have to do our homework and that will start from tonight onwards, a lot of video analysis. And we have some info from outside as well,” he said
De Villiers said the fact that the Proteas knew little about the Sri Lankans made them a dangerous prospect.
“It is an unpredictable team, I think you can label them as a very dangerous side,” he said.
De Villiers bemoaned his side’s lack of consistency and said they needed to keep their cool when it came to the crucial moments in their matches.
“I don’t think we’ve been playing poor cricket in the last few years, but I do think we played the massive and important situations not too well. Like in the last Test match against Australia we got presented with the opportunity to finish it off and we didn``t do that, and that is what makes a good team a great one,” he said.
De Villiers said he could not say whether Sri Lanka’s bowling or their batting were their strong points as they had not played against them in such a long time.