It’s been long two weeks since team South Africa has arrived in Australia and according to their middle order Batsman Duminy, he has come out with this point
“It’s the best preparation we’ve had on any tour, to be honest,” Duminy said. “I can’t recall this amount of time before a Test match on any tour,” he said. “We’ve got 10 to 14 days of training leading up to the first Test.”
It is the first time they had a preparation at this level and the team is very much satisfied regarding the fact that they have taken the right steps at the start, because they have not yet done this much preparation for any test.
Earlier South Africa has white washed Australia by 5-0 and this have definitely boosted the confidence level of the team so the team has also come out strong for the test and have done enough to take on the Australia and win the series.
“That first Test win we had against Australia was definitely a fond moment and it would be nice to repeat that,” he said. “I was a young kid then. It was my debut Test and playing against guys like Ricky Ponting and Matthew Hayden was quite intimidating.
“The difference for me now, I am more established than I was then. So you’re coming into a Test series like this with a little bit more confidence, a little bit more stability in your role in the team and how you play Test cricket. I think that is the difference. It’s not necessarily the opposition.”