South Africa middle-order batter JP Duminy thinks a good strategy is required for winning India vs South Africa 2015 T20 series. According to Duminy playing T20Is in India is a different ball game altogether. The 31-year-old thinks since grounds are small and the tracks unpredictable it becomes difficult to predict what a good total must be. The left-hand batter thinks spin will play a crucial role, hence it is important that South African batters tackle Indian spinners with high concentration and respect. Duminy has a good record in T20Is; he has an average of 35.75 and a strike rate of 121.80.
Duminy was quoted by iol.co.za saying, “There are definitely certain grounds in India that are smaller than other grounds in the world, and in T20 cricket that can potentially make a big difference. It could affect both your batting and bowling plans, in terms of possibly how much is enough when you setting a target, likewise the strategies in which bowlers to use and when. The pitches are generally good for batting with high scores a common feature in the IPL. But looking at the squads they have selected, there is obviously a heavy emphasis on spin, and that could influence the way the surfaces are going to be prepared as it could even turn quite significantly in the T20s already. As a batting unit we are going to have to come up with good game plans.”
Duminy is happy on becoming a father, “The past month has been really good to spend some quality time with my wife Sue and Isabella. Being a father has added a whole new dimension to my life. I’m a real ‘hands-on’ type of father … been changing nappies and getting up at night to help Sue, who’s been terrific. But it’s time for daddy to go back to work now. And I’m really looking forward to this India tour. It’s going to be a long one, and the next month is going to be really big in terms how our season progresses.