‘We’re going through a transition period’ – Kagiso Rabada

South African pacer Kagiso Rabada says that they are going through a changing period and if they transform all their potential into the match, they can produce a great performance in the last and third test against India at Ranchi.


“It’s never pleasant to lose‚ particularly in the way we’re losing right now‚” Rabada said.

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“We’re going through a transition period. Our group is new and young‚ so the best thing we can do is take a gander at where we can improve and recollect our qualities and expand on them. We have to provoke ourselves to execute what we have learnt.”

South Africa lost in a very devastated way in the previous two tests. They lost the first test by 203 runs and second test by an innings and 137 runs. Rabada also praised the Indian bowlers who took all the 40 wickets of the Proteas in the last two tests.

India got the ball to reverse and they bowled well as a system. Their entire attack put pressure on us in each and every situation. Their spinners bowled beautifully and when the ball was reversing their seamers could exploit that. We didn’t generally get the ball to reverse and that is a significant weapon of our own,” the 24-year old fast bowler said.

Rabada admitted that they are under supreme pressure and they’re working on the development in their performance. “We’ve been put under immense pressure. I don’t have a clue whether we can be put more pressure than that. That can ideally deliver something uncommon in years to come. From a physical perspective we have to execute our skills and from a mental point we have to accept we can do it in specific circumstances. It’s a balance we’re dealing with,” he said.

The last and third test between India and South Africa will take place on October 19 at Ranchi. India are leading the series by 2-0.

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