Promising South African cricketers to undergo training in Bangalore

Thirteen players, comprising of six batsmen and as many spinners and one fast bowler will be accompanied by former South Africa left arm spinner Nicky Boje AFP

Mumbai: Aug 13, 2012

Thirteen young and promising South African cricketers will undergo a nine-day high-level training camp in Bangalore this month under former Karnataka left-arm spinner Sunil Joshi and another coach, Umesh Patwal.

The 13, comprising six batsmen, as many spinners and one fast bowler, are to be accompanied by former South Africa left arm spinner Nicky Boje, according to a media release from Cricket South Africa.

The aim of the camp is to ensure that these talented players are exposed to different playing conditions as well as giving them vital experience as part of their career development and growth, the release said.

Corrie Van Zyl, CSA’s General Manager, Cricket, believes that this opportunity is crucial for the players at this stage of their careers.

“We have selected the most talented young spin bowlers and Black African batsmen for this camp,” said Van Zyl.

“We identified some of the most talented Black African batsmen in an attempt to further develop their skill set. We want to develop their skill of playing spin bowling on spin friendly wickets which will stand them in good stead for the future,” he added.(PTI)