Du Plessis added that more than pace it was variable bounce that gives batsmen grief: "If the pitch has variable bounce and fuller balls are coming past your head and shorter balls are staying down, then pace becomes more unsafe".
In his response to the post, the bowler joked that his girlfriend was not impressed by the gesture. Vernon is in a good place where he is fitter.
Speaking on Friday (January 12), at the SuperSport Park in Centurion on the eve of the second Test, du Plessis reiterated that the match in Newlands in Cape Town was one of the best he had been involved in. If he doesn't get the new nut - which happens in the current XI - Rabada keeps pressure on an opposition line-up, bowls long spells and is only 22 years old.
Paul Harris is the most successful spinner there with 13 wickets in four Tests, but it is a venue where the seamers dominate. The most pleasing thing for me was to see that he was wanting the ball all the time. The skipper also posted the photo of the kiss on his Instagram, after the right-armer climbed up ICC rankings to become the No.1 Test bowler in the world, and wrote, "This is what you get when you become the nr 1 fast bowler in the world, a massive". I still believe his best is yet to come. He is learning a lot as a bowler. He wasn't exhausted after four overs and was ready all the time. Consistency-wise he has got a bit of work to do to be a third seamer. "If you pick three seamers, he will consistently have to be on the money". What Centurion is likely to offer, however, is pace and steep bounce, and the Proteas will consider those two major positives with Morne Morkel and Kagiso Rabada steaming in.
"Conditions that we like are when we get the ball that spins as little as possible". And South Africa will be hoping he hits the ground running on his home turf as well.
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At 21, Ngidi is definitely one for the future but his recent form has also made him one for the present.
It is true that winning and losing a Test match depends upon merit and grit.
"I've got an eye on the future, in terms of that there is a lot of Test cricket coming up".
Bloy was seen having a longish chat with the South African players in the middle, asked if it was anything specific, he said: "Naah, just showing them around the wicket as they wanted to have a look at it".
The Proteas now face a dilemma of the additional fourth pacer in the team due to Steyn's injury but the skipper seemed rather upbeat about this situation saying, "The team that we selected last week was what we thought was the best team, Dale Steyn is among the world's best bowler and he brings a lot to the table. He bowls a heavy ball and he likes involving himself".