Ryan Mclaren has played 51 ODI's so far  © Getty images
Ryan Mclaren has played 51 ODI’s so far for South Africa © Getty images

Nov 4, 2014

South Africa T20 all-rounder, Ryan McLaren, admits the Proteas are on a high after a One-Day International (ODI) series win against New Zealand and will continue their winning momentum to come out on top in the first T20 International against Australia at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday.

“We will be challenged to try and adapt to various situations in the game and be flexible in how we execute in those different phases of the game”, McLaren said clearing the air of the team being complacent, according to a report by sport24.

The revamped Adelaide Oval will be hosting its first international match since the completion of the multi-million stand expansion, and promises to be a good experience for most of the players making their debut on Australian soil.

“We haven’t been out at the ground but at first look the facilities looks fantastic,” McLaren said. “Adelaide has been revamped, I think the capacity is around 50-thousand so that is an exciting spectacle to look forward to. The guys are really amped for it and ready to go. We have a day left of training before the match on Wednesday and I feel we have ticked a lot of boxes.”

McLaren wants the young players to reap lots of positives from the warm-up match on Sunday. “The players are treating the series with the due respect it deserves, and are determined to come out victors, despite the overall focus on 50-over cricket in the lead-up to the World Cup. Tomorrow will be a day of fine-tuning those smaller skills. The guys are really just looking forward to get stuck in” he said.

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