South Africa can adjust to conditions at Headingley: Graeme Smith

Graeme Smith said his batsmen have the ability to counter the English bowlers in the upcoming Leeds Test, which will begin from August 2 Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Headingley: Jul 24, 2012

Graeme Smith was all praise for his side after a scintillating win over England and expressed that South Africa have the capacity to adjust in Headingley, where conditions are likely to be different than the first Test.

The Proteas outclassed England in the first of the three-match series by an innings and 12 runs to go 1-0 up in the series, which will decide the world s number one ranked Test side.

The left-handed batsmen said his have the ability to counter the English bowlers in the upcoming Leeds Test, which will begin from August 2.

“We’ve got a batting unit that’s been around for a period of time now, been successful in conditions around the world,” Smith said.

“We know we’re going to Headingley and the conditions are going to be different. The team is very motivated to prepare as well for that Test match and understand it will be different at Headingley and we’ll need to play a slightly different game.

“We believe we’ve got the players who can adapt and mentally we’ve got a lot of experience of what we need to do to be successful there,” Smith was quoted saying by bettor.com.