IND v SA: Not 100% where I want to be; Still trying to find a thing or two, Nortjek says

Nortje made his return to competitive cricket by playing for Delhi Capitals in the third match of the IPL 2022 franchise. Then, it took him almost a month to play his next match and become a regular feature in Delhi’s playing XI.

After ending the tournament with nine wickets in six matches at an economy rate of 9.71, Nortje has picked up three wickets in as many matches at an economy rate of 9.50 in the ongoing T20I series against India.

“No, not now. I’m still working on it, still trying to find a thing or two, and even physically I’m not 100% where I want to be. It’s slowly- It’s about going slowly and building it up slowly, Nortje said on the eve of the fourth T20 International in Rajkot, I would probably judge myself from where I was in the IPL last year and at the start of the World Cup, so still there. I’m trying to reach

“Some bowling is limited, you can’t always go out and bowl eight or nine overs in a day. It’s been very limited. But so far it’s been a good challenge. It’s something that will help me a lot. If there’s any further injury or injury. But it’s been a long time and some important things to remember and get out of it,” Nortje said.

Asked what he is missing in his best bowling, Nortje commented, “If I had known exactly what it was, I would have done it. So it was just a small, minor adjustment.” gonna happen. I usually keep a lot of it. Simple, stick to the basics and adjust. I’m working on something at this stage and see how it goes. Hopefully, I’m on the right track. It’s not like it’s completely out of shape. It’s just a small margin for me and it’s something I want to get back to who I was.”

South Africa entered the match at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium after being unable to seal the series after losing by 48 runs in Visakhapatnam. Friday’s match gives them a chance to convert their 2-1 score into an unstoppable one.

“I even said in the last game that it was like a final for us. We obviously didn’t do well or do anything that we have been able to do in the last game. So, it will probably be like a final again. For us. This is a second chance but we need to seal the series as soon as possible and they don’t need a chance or any sniff, that’s also the main goal of this series,” Nortje said.

Nortje signed off saying that the Proteas are still undecided over the playing status of wicketkeeper-opener Quinton de Kock, who was ruled out of matches in Cuttack and Visakhapatnam due to a wrist injury. In his absence, Reeza Hendrix is ‚Äč‚Äčopening the batting with skipper Temba Bavuma.

“I’m not too sure and will need to find out tomorrow. Nice to see he’s practicing and did some fitness tests today. Maybe the team will call tonight or tomorrow morning.”

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