Juan Theron happy to be back after long break due to injury

Juan Theron scored 53 from 39 deliveries and picked up four wickets in South Africa A’s 19-run victory over Australia A © Getty Images (File Photo)

Aug 11, 2013

Juan Theron, who starred in South Africa A’s victory over Australia A on Saturday, said that he was happy to be playing cricket after a long injury that left him on the sidelines.

“It’s the close games you want to win and it was a good team effort that got us there. It’s good to be back playing cricket after my injury and a few niggles and it’s even better to get this opportunity to try and stage a comeback,” he said, as reported by NDTV.

Theron scored a half-century and took four wickets in South Africa A’s 19-run victory over the visitors.

Theron is happy to be playing cricket again after being forced to take almost a year off from the game due to injury, a Cricket South Africa media release said.

South A skipper Justin Ontong expressed his delight at his side’s first win in the series.

“I’m very happy with the result but I felt like there are still a few areas that we need to work on,” he said.
“A few cheap wickets fell at the start of our innings which is something we need to avoid. Rusty took the responsibility upon himself and batted beautifully, getting us to a competitive total.

“The first 10 overs of our bowling nearly cost us the match,” he continued. “They got off to a flyer again but we managed to bring it back nicely, but I feel if we want to go all the way to the final we need to put in some hard work and compete with these guys.”

South Africa now have a chance to reach the final, if they beat India A on Monday.