LONDON – “Will they be brave enough?”
That was Graeme Smith’s challenge to the Proteas on the eve of the World Cup opener against England on Thursday.
The former Proteas skipper, who is the United Kingdom on commentary duty, believes the spin of Tabraiz Shamsi could be the way to counter the hosts’ much-vaunted batting unit after Dale Steyn was ruled out on Tuesday with a shoulder injury.
“I think it will be interesting to see how South Africa go now. Do they go for the all-round skills of Chris Morris. I would have liked to see more of him in the warm-up games,” Smith told ICC digital.
“Also the option would be to go for the second spinner in Shamsi. I think that is going to be an effective decision throughout the tournament. Will they be brave enough to go there for the game one? I don't know.”