South African bowling coach Charl Langeveldt said on Monday that he believes Bangladesh will come out hard in the second and final Twenty20 international match after their heavy loss in the opening match. The 40-year old former seamer, who recently replaced legendary paceman Allan Donald as Proteas bowling coach, however, has full faith on his charges and believes that they will keep on their aggressive brand of cricket.
‘We expect Bangladesh team to come out hard against us,’ said Langeveldt, famous for his five wickets on his Test debut back in 2005.
‘I think we need to come with the same momentum in the game,’ said Langeveldt.
‘It is international game. So, we respect to come out. I think they are playing good cricket. I think we expect to be a good game tomorrow again or contest,’ he added.
Langeveldt, who carries a vast experience as a former Proteas bowler after playing for several teams in English county cricket and in the Indian Premier League, emphasised that they need to adapt to the conditions sooner than later if they are to continue winning the matches.
‘Yesterday [Sunday] it worked for us,’ Langeveldt said referring to his team’s bowling strategy in the first game.
‘Another day it doesn’t work. We need to adapt. Whole thing is South African bowling attack now is adapting at the moment,’ explained the bowling coach.
The man from Cape Province, whose selection in the 2008 India tour ahead of Andre Nel, sparked controversy as many believed he was picked in ‘non-white’ player quota, said the second game’s team will be selected according to the condition and track.
‘I think it depends a lot on the surface of the wickets. I think tomorrow [today] probably the same eleven. We will look at the wicket and make a decision,’ said Langeveldt.
Langeveldt admitted that the condition will favour the hosts but he indicated that they might opt to bat first due to the slow nature of the pitch if they win the toss again.
‘It ups to the toss. I think yesterday [Sunday] if we had batted in the second we had to struggle’, he said.
‘In the second innings, the wicket was so late. It helps for bowling,’ said the South African.
The bowling coach also expressed his vision about his charges and admitted that the next Twenty20 World Cup, which is supposed to be held in India on 2016, is in the top of their priority list.
‘We came here for Twenty20 and the Twenty20 WC is in the next year in India. So, we want to see the guys take the experience of subcontinent conditions and yesterday they executed it well’, said Langeveldt.
‘The main thing for us may be for the next Twenty20 World Cup. Our skills too improved is not hundred percent yet. It is working progress.
‘We got a young attack. It is nice young attack. We are teaching them about skills.’
-With New Age input