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Du Plessis believes England have got better batting line-up

Talal Dar - 05-02-2016 - View: 253

The South African batsman says both teams' bowlers have to face a tough situation

Du Plessis believes England have got better batting line-up

The batsman of the South African Cricket Team Faf Du Plessis has admitted that the English batsmen are better than them as they scored 399/9 in the first game but also warned that this series will be dominated by batsmen of both teams and will be difficult for the English bowlers as well.

This statement was easily proved in the first game as England scored 399/9 in 50 overs whereas South Africa were 250/5 in 33.3 overs when the rain intervened. Both team's must have scored around 400 if it had not rained and it would have been a great game.

Du Plessis said that the bowlers of both teams are inexperienced infront of the destructive and the match winning batsmen. Almost all of England's batsmen Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Ben Stokes, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler and Joe Root played well in the first game.

The South African player said that their bowlers will have to step up to stop the English batsmen. Their strike bowler Dale Steyn is not fit so all the pressure was on Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, who was playing his ninth game and Marchant de Lange who was playing fourth game.

Their main spinner Imran Tahir was also in the line of fire who went for 71 runs in his 10 overs even though he took two wickets. Du Plessis said that Imran Tahir should not be asked too much and they should let him express himself as leg-spinners perform better that way.

Du Plessis also talked about himself as he said that he is slowly coming back into form as he did well in the last test that he played and he is now looking to change those fifties into hundreds so that he can help the team. He was phenomenal against India in ODIs few months back.

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