CAPE TOWN – There has been plenty of discussion in India about the make-up of the South African T20 side, with the locals not giving the visitors much chance of upsetting Virat Kohli’s juggernaut team.
Unfortunately for the thousands that made their way to the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala on Sunday, they were forced to leave without a ball being bowled due to the first T20 international being washed out.
Much of their disdain, though, stems from the inexperienced outfit the Proteas are fielding in this series. There are four potential debutants - Temba Bavuma, George Linde, Anrich Nortje and Bjorn Fortuin - in the 15-man squad.
However, former Proteas all-rounder Lance Klusener, who is the batting coach for the T20 team on this tour, believes that instead of being intimidated by the opposition, it is the perfect opportunity for this group to lay down a marker of their own.
Klusener is certainly pressing them to seize the chance.