Albie, Philander hold key for SA-A hopes: Dippenaar

Published: Saturday, September 29, 2007, 3:35 [IST]
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Rajkot: South Africa-A all-rounders Albie Morkel and V Philander would play a big role in Sunday's one dayer against their Indians counterparts, said SA -A team captain Boeta Dippenaar.

Talking to mediapersons here this evening, Dippenaar said, ''I am happy as our team could play tomorrow's cruical match as two one-dayers were washed out following the rain, but here the atmosphere is good for the match.'' Albie Morkel and V Philander who were part of Twenty20 World Cup, joined the team and are key players for the side he said.

He said there were disappointments because both the team had been moving from place to place for the last ten days, trying to play some cricket, but rain had played spoilsport since the three-day game at Dharmshala.

Minimum 250 plus runs are good for any team, the South Africa opener said.

India-A captain Mohammed Kaif also echoed a similar view, saying that the pitch here is a batting track.

Kaif said, ''Our boys had played good game in three-day match at Delhi, where our team won the match and here too we would play our best game.''


India-A: Mohammed Kaif (capt), Praveen Kumar, Parthiv Patel (wk), Suresh Raina, Manoj Tiwary, S Badrinath, S Aniruddh, Yo Mahesh, Karan Goel, Pragyan Ojha, Ishant Sharma, Arjun Yadav, Amit Mishra, Cheteshwar Pujara and Abhishek Nayar.

South Africa-A: Boeta Dippenar (capt), Morne Van Wyk, Gulam Bodi, Tshabalala Mthanderki, Kleinveldt Rory, Johan Botha, Thaime Tsolekile (wk), Philander Vernon, Al Viro Peterson, Johan Van Der Wath, Morkel Morane, Coetsee Wener, Charlie Langeveidt, Justin Ontong, Yusuf Abdullah, Robin Peterson and Friedel de Wet.

Umpires: A Y Gokhale and S D Ranade. Third Umpire; R Y Deshmukh.


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