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Chance to measure ourselves against one of the best sides: Pretorius


South African all-rounder feels a win against India can be a optimistic momentum forward of WC

South African all-rounder feels a win against India can be a optimistic momentum forward of WC

South African all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius feels the T20 collection against India presents an excellent benchmark for his facet in its preparation for the World T20 in Australia later this 12 months.

“I think India has a very strong T20 side. We also have come a very long way and have a very strong T20 side as well. Obviously, if we do well, we can measure ourselves against one of the best teams in T20 cricket, to see where we are and what we need to work on before we get to the World Cup,” mentioned Pretorius at a press convention on Monday.

On his private targets for the collection, the 33-year-old remarked, “to test oneself as a player against some of the best T20 players in the world. It is something that I would like to pride myself on. Will push myself hard and strive to make a good impact so that we can win the series. It is very important that we win and get a positive momentum, going into the World Cup.”

In awe of Dhoni

Pretorius, who made his IPL debut with Chennai Super Kings this season, mentioned it was not solely a factor ticked off his bucket checklist but additionally learnt rather a lot from taking part in below M.S. Dhoni.

“The biggest thing that I learned from him is how calm he is at the crease and how much he tries to take pressure off himself and tries to put it on the bowler.”

“He doesn’t get too excited, is very optimistic, and believes anything is always possible. I love that about him. I am gonna obviously try and bring that into my game, not only the calmness but also the self-belief that a game can be won from any position, ” mentioned Pretorius.



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