The Proteas enter Wednesday’s ODI series final against Pakistan at SuperSport Park without five players leaving South Africa for the Indian Premier League (IPL).
He will be without Quinton de Kock and David Miller in the batting line – they are likely to be replaced by Janneman Malan and Kyle Verreynne – but he is in the fast bowling alley where the hosts will be particularly tense with Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi and Anrich Norge is not available.
Nortje, in particular, was a shining beacon for his country, having taken a total of seven wickets from the first two ODIs.
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Quickly, aggressively and relentlessly, Nortje was South Africa’s leading destroyer in both games and, speaking to the media on Tuesday, national bowling coach Charles Langveld revealed who he would turn to in Nortje’s absence.
It came as a surprise as Beuran Hendricks is also on the team, but on Wednesday the Proteas will almost certainly give a second ODI cap to dolphin speedboat Daryn Dupavillon.
Langeveldt explained that the 26-year-old boy from Durbanite and Maritzburg College was Nortje’s most “like for like” replacement.
“He has to be our striker. He has to do the job of Anrich Nortje. Bowling fast enough and he is a slippery bowler,” Langeveldt said of Dupavillon, who played his only ODI against Australia at the Potchefstroom a year ago. , where he won numbers 1/21 (6).
“It simply came to our notice then. He has to be a little more aggressive, especially in the middle period where we have to get and.
“He was brilliant in the net and showed a lot of skills. He is running, bowling fast and that is what we will ask from him tomorrow, so that we can become aggressive “.
Langeveldt added that the trust of the brain was also considering Lutho Sipamla as one of the other replacements, slightly confirming that nothing is complete yet.
“We have not made a final decision for the team, so we will wait until we reach the ground in the morning,” he said.
While there has been a glimpse of what the Proteas have to offer with their unquestionably talented and varied attack, Langeveldt hopes to see more consistency on Wednesday.
“We just have to make good bowls. We started well (in the previous two ODIs) and then they came in hard on our first substitutes, and we have to improve that if we want to win World Cups,” he said.
“The first change bowlers know their roles and they have to control the pace. They do not always get wok و. We have talked a lot and hard about it and tomorrow is another opportunity to fix it.
“We have to make good bowls in the middle.”
The game on Wednesday starts at 10:00.