JOHANNESBURG: South Africa coach Marc Boucher hailed a primary collection win for his facet following a lean run of kind over the past two years after they romped to a simple 2-0 conquer Sri Lanka on Tuesday.
“To start with, it is simply good to get a win underneath our belts,” mentioned Boucher after South Africa beat Sri Lanka within the first take a look at in Pretoria final week and adopted it up with a 10-wicket triumph within the second take a look at at The Wanderers Stadium on Tuesday.
“Our batsmen bought among the many runs, spent good time within the center and so that can have given them quite a lot of confidence for our subsequent collection in Pakistan after which in opposition to Australia. They will construct on that momentum.”
South Africa now put together to go to Pakistan for the primary time in 14 years for a two take a look at collection later this month. They then host Australia in February and March.
“In case you have a look at our bowling assault, there are solely a handful of caps between them and so quite a lot of inexperience there,” Boucher instructed a information convention.
“They learnt quite a lot of classes they usually learnt them in a short time as properly. It is a group that’s rising and so long as we see development we’re completely happy. The way in which they responded to a couple harsh phrases that have been wanted at occasions was good and is one thing to construct on.”
South Africa had misplaced eight of their earlier 9 exams, 5 of them at residence, going into the Sri Lanka collection on the finish of a 11-month hiatus, having dropped to 6 on this planet take a look at workforce rankings.
“In no way are we a completed product,” Boucher warned. “There’s nonetheless quite a lot of onerous work to be performed however the guys perceive that.
“We’re going to make errors alongside the best way however so long as we continue learning from these errors, then we’re not off course.”
(Modifying by Christian Radnedge)