Proteas’ speedster says fully focused on the cricket in Pakistan

LAHORE (Dunya News) – Protease fast bowler Kagiso Rabada on Wednesday said that he is feeling very good to be back in the team and feeling completely safe in Pakistan but will miss the spectators the stadium during the Test series.

Addressing a press conference in Lahore on Wednesday, he expressed his satisfaction with the security arrangements for the Proteas in Pakistan. “I have a lot of faith in the security and the way it has been implemented. I feel safe and can just focus on the cricket‚” said Rabada.

“I think the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have done a great job in ensuring we are safe, and hats off to them.

“It’s not the ideal situation‚ Covid-19 is also not the ideal situation, but they have made it work and I’m glad to say I have a chance to tour Pakistan because they hold prestige in international cricket. I’ve been to all the countries that play international cricket and this is the only one I hadn’t been to until now.

“Some greats of the game have come from these parts and it’s nice to be where some of them come from and to play against their team in their own conditions.”

“The practice square that we have been playing on has been keeping low and there is not much lateral movement‚ especially when the ball gets older,” said Rabada. “We suspect that reverse swing is going to play a role and the batters have to adjust to the ball not bouncing as much as it does in SA.

The first Test is in Karachi from January 26 and the second in Rawalpindi from February 4. The Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore will host the three T20s on February 11‚ 13 and 14.