Proteas Ready For Their Next Encounter

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JOHANNESBURG: Going to their next match against Sri-Lanka South African Cricket National team the Proteas know this is a must win match for them as Sri-Lanka leads the Test series.

Sri-Lanka won the first test match by 278-runs and Proteas batting Coach, Dale Benkenstein, says there is no panic in the team and their focus is on how to tackle Sri-Lanka in their next match.

“It is a Combination of both, technically you have to have faced a spinning ball, there are few things technically that you have to adjust to,” Dale explained.

“All the players take responsibility, as well as the coaches,” he continued. “I don’t think we are far off, in the little time that I have had with the National team, we have had some poor days because we are off.”

Benkenstein, has travelled with Proteas ‘A’ team to Sri-Lanka during his playing career. He also said he hope the players learned from the first game experience to not repeat the mistakes made.

“Mentally there are few things we have to put right, we have to remind ourselves that we are back in the Test match mode, it is tough,” he concluded.

Proteas will travel to Colombia on Tuesday.