Don't get distracted by the Indian crowd: South Africa coach for players

PRETORIA (South Africa): newly appointed South Africa team manager Enoch Nkwe He has asked his side to remain focused and not be distracted by the noise that Indian followers will make in support of the Men in Blue during their next tour of India.

South Africa is scheduled to play three T20I and so many tests against India.

Fortunately, many players have been playing in the IPL. They have been in World Cups at different levels. Many of them were part of the South Africa A tour in 2015 to participate in the tri-series, Nkwe said. on the third day of the training camp in South Africa.

The Indians are not shy to go out and support their team. And I have talked to many players individually and they have accepted it.

It's about addressing those moments and making them more successful. If they move away from that and focus on what is happening, then we are selling ourselves short, he added.

On their last tour to India, Proteas won the T20I and ODI series, but lost the Tests.

The South African team manager also said it will be a great test for him, as well as for his team, when they face India in their own backyard.

It is an exciting place to play cricket. You are tested in each element as a cricket player and also as a coach.

He also asked older players to share their experience with young people.

Some of the boys would be on their last trip to India from a red ball perspective. They are very eager to change things, which will be important for them. Then, those experienced players look forward to the trip and will add a lot of value, he said.

Andile Phehlukwayo, who is also part of the team that travels to India, hopes to play in what, according to him, is one of the best places in the world to play cricket.

It is a lovely place to play cricket with 50,000 strangers watching the game (at the stadium). It is a lovely opportunity to play in a crowd like India. It is one of the best places to play in terms of the crowd, Phehlukwayo said.

The first T20I of the three-game series will be played on September 15 at the picturesque Dharamsala Stadium.