South Africa Captain Faf du Plessis claimed dent in confidence for the massive loss. Though South Africa resist India, then Pakistan suffered much to them recently. On the other hand, Sri Lanka troubled much in New Zealand than Australia. Then what happened to both of the teams?
South Africa captain found the dent in confidence
South Africa Captain Faf du Plessis claimed dent in confidence because of this massive loss. Though the first test was an impossible mission to Sri Lanka. South Africa lost the match to only Kusal Perera. Then South Africa could level the two-match series.
But South Africa lost the second one for the massive destruction as well. Which brought a huge statistical change. As Sri Lanka won a test series as an Asian team for the first time. Faf du Plessis, the South Africa captain acknowledged to the media after the test series.
South Africa Captain Faf du Plessis claimed dent in confidence for the massive loss, “Massive dent,” he said. “I thought up until this Test series we were looking good and playing well at home, but the last two Test matches, I wish I can give you an answer but we prepared the way we do and we didn’t take them for granted.”
“Maybe, mentally the boys were off the boil at the end of a long season, but that’s not an excuse once again. It’s probably up there with the most disappointing series loss, certainly from my own personal point of view and also from a team perspective.”
Protea Captain acknowledged the batting wicket
Protea Captain acknowledged the batting wicket, “This was a very good pitch and I think both teams throughout this series have batted poorly. Today was the first time two guys put a partnership together and made it look easy. When I was batting in both innings, I felt it was a really good batting pitch and like I said both teams did not put on the runs as they should have.”
“I can’t tell you why – 30 wickets fell in two days on a wicket where you should be scoring a lot more runs. Mentally, we were a bit soft in giving our wickets away and cricket is about fighting it out and grinding it out.”
He blamed his bowlers as well
Althugh, He blamed his bowlers as well for the massive failure on the third day of the second test and admired the opponent bowlers as well, “Bowlers have to earn your wicket and for most of the series all of our batters gave away their wickets pretty easily.”
“There are no fingers to be pointed at the wicket. They bowled well but the biggest disappointment lies with the team -the batting line-up and we have got some really good batters there. Probably 99 percent of our dismissals were soft, judgment errors and that’s the only finger pointing backward at ourselves.”
top rated batting order
On the question of losing a test series with the top-rated batting order, “It’s difficult to say. You’re talking about a top order that is experienced. You are talking about guys like Dean Elgar and Hashim Amla – taking about them to be replaced is a big call.”
“They’ve done well for a very long time. One series doesn’t make you a bad player. If it happens over two or three or four series, then of course. Every player in the team needs to perform. If you play for a long time, you’re allowed to have a bad series.”
Therefore, South Africa Captain Faf du Plessis claimed dent in confidence for the massive loss. Hope South Africa will return back to their own form through the ODI, starting on the 3rd of March.