South Africa middle-order batsman Farhaan Behardien said the Proteas camp is aiming for another clean sweep, just like the Test match and ODI series, and that they will not give any space to Bangladesh in the second and final T20I at Senwes Park Sunday.
“One more game of the tour left for Bangladesh and we are not looking to take our foot off the throat there. We played a good game the other night in Bloemfontein and [Sunday] should be no different,” Behardien told the media during the pre-match press conference Saturday.
“Our new coach Ottis Gibson has brought some fresh ideas to the team, and there are no limits to anything that we can do – batting, bowling...the sky is the limit really. We’ve been playing really well, we’ve been giving youngsters an opportunity and [Sunday] is another opportunity for the guys to showcase their talent.
“It’s a university town, lots of students, lots of guys and girls around. It’s a beautiful stadium, beautiful facilities and hopefully [Sunday] the fans can come out and hopefully see us put up a good performance. I am sure Bangladesh would want to end the tour well. It hasn’t gone too well for them but like I said we are not going to be complacent and we are going to come out here fighting to do a clean sweep in all formats,” he said.
The home side will once again have to face the spin challenge from the visiting side as the Tigers started the first T20I Thursday at Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein with spin from both ends.
“We’ve had nine overs of off-spin in the first 13, I’ve been working really hard with our batting coach Neil McKenzie and spin bowling coach (Claude Henderson), who has really helped with our game plans. I think the guys have handled it well; we have some real experience at the top with AB [de Villiers] and Hashim [Amla], JP Duminy and David Miller, they have played hundreds of T20 games, so whatever the Bangladesh side throw at us (with) regards to spin, I am sure we will have it covered [Sunday].