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Tuesday, July 7, 2015, Ashar 23, 1422 BS, Ramadan 19, 1436 Hijr

South Africa to bowl aggressively
Sports Reporter
Published : Tuesday, 7 July, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 16
South Africa won the first T20I against Bangladesh by 52 runs. In the win the bowlers contributed a lot. South Africa fielded four pacers and one specialist spinner as they wanted to bowl aggressively. In the second match on Tuesday South Africa also want to bowl aggressively.
On Monday before the practice session South African bowling coach Charl Langeveldt talked to the media and said about their plan.
He said, "Our plan is to bowl aggressively against Bangladeshi batsmen. You should play with attacking mentality in this subcontinent. That is why we fielded four pacers. Though it worked in the first match, it may not work in the next match. However our mentality will be same. We are not only planning to bowl aggressively but also we plan to bowl according to the condition and situation."
It was a turning wicket in the first T20 and the Proteas spinners got benefit from the wicket and utilises it.  
Regarding their expectation for the wicket of the second match Langeveldt said, "Actually groundsmen can say how the wicket will be. It is their own thinking to take advantage or not at their home. In the second innings of the first match the wicket deteriorated a little and our spinners utilised it."
In the first match Bangladesh played too bad and lost the match by 52 runs. Though South Africa won the match easily, Langeveldt believes it will be not easy for them as Bangladesh will try to bounce back strongly.
"This is international match and there is nothing easy. I believe Bangladesh will try to bounce back. In recent time they have been playing brilliant cricket. Their bowlers are skilled. I think a better match will be played on Tuesday," Langeveldt said.
In the first match AB de Villiers opened for the tourist but he failed to play his natural game and got out scoring only 2 runs in the very first over. Is there any chance for AB to open the innings?
Answering the question Langeveldt said, "Actually, Russell (head coach) can say AB will open or not. I think, it depends on the condition, situation and the opponent. We tried something new but it did not work. In the next match we may try it again or we may not. Time will answer it."

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