Head coach Mark Boucher hopes South Africa’s T20 World Cup sure gamers can choose up “bits of information” in regards to the UAE situations throughout the Indian Premier League which he feels will stand the staff in good stead throughout the marquee ICC occasion.
The 44-year-old emphasised that the gamers must handle themselves throughout the league in order that they will peak on the proper time as a unit for South Africa.
“We’ve spoken to the guys going to the IPL. They need to stay quite disciplined and realise we want to peak at the right time as a unit,” Boucher was quoted as saying by ‘ESPNCricinfo’.
“They’ll be picking up bits of information about playing in those conditions that will really get them ready for a big tournament and if they manage themselves well and get some good time in the nets and get used to facilities it will stand us in good stead.”
The IPL, which was suspended halfway in May attributable to a number of circumstances of COVID-19 in its bio bubble, is scheduled to be held within the UAE from September 19 to October 15.
The T20 World Cup is slated to start on October 17 in Oman and UAE.
Boucher’s feedback come within the wake of South Africa’s 3-0 T20 sequence win over Sri Lanka. The Proteas had earlier notched sequence victories towards West Indies and Ireland.
“This team realised that we are definitely not the finished product, so there’s a lot of things we speak about,” Boucher mentioned.
“We had a great chat in regards to the classes we’ve learnt and the place we wish to go as a staff. We tied the report for essentially the most T20 wins by a South African staff. That was one of many data that we had been enjoying for.
“We understand that going into a World Cup each game is as important as the others and this becomes a habit. This is just part of the growth of the team,” Boucher added.