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Some don’t like it hot: what Proteas can expect in the T20 ...

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Some don’t like it hot: what Proteas can expect in the T20 series in India

Former coach Eric Simons says the subcontinent’s torrid weather will be even harder to adjust to than its slow pitches

Sport Reporter

The Proteas will have to negotiate through the intense Indian heat at this time of the year and slower pitches in their five-match T20 series against India starting in Delhi on Thursday.

This is the view of former Proteas coach Eric Simons, who has intimate knowledge of Indian conditions after he worked as bowling consultant for the Chennai Super Kings in the recently-concluded Indian Premier League (IPL).

SA starts the build-up for the T20 World Cup in Australia in October and November with matches in Delhi, Cuttack, Vizag, Rajkot and Bengaluru, where players will be looking to nail down places in the team...

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