India vs South Africa: Bhuvneshwar was exceptional; Put pressure on us in powerplays: Mark Boucher

India and South Africa were forced to share the series 2-2 after rain in the series decider in Bengaluru on Sunday, Bhuvneshwar was the Player of the Year for taking wickets in four matches at an average of 14.16 and a strike rate of 10.4. Series selected. The electrifying spell of 4/13 in Cuttack in defeat leads to his best effort in the series.

“We came up against some quality bowling. Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar) was exceptional throughout this series. He put us under pressure in the powerplays. Barring one game, this is an area that India hit us with both bat and ball. players and that is something that we will definitely look into and try and improve,” Boucher said after the match.

Boucher admitted that South Africa needed to find ways to improve their batting in the first six overs, while admitting that playing consecutive matches was challenging for his team. He said, “With our batting (the way we struggled). We struggled in a few games to get ahead. We talk about it after every game and the mindset changes, especially in the third game. We don’t Went in. And batted with the intention that we needed to.”

“Our bowling was very good at some stages. And on some occasions, we looked a little rough. I understand that since we had some guys coming in behind the IPL and getting tired, some people coming out with big injuries There were some people sitting on the sidelines in the IPL and not playing the game. So, finding our feet in back-to-back games is challenging.”

Even before the first ball of the series was bowled, South Africa suffered a major setback when Aiden Markram was ruled out due to contracting COVID-19. Despite reshuffling the batting order in Markram’s absence, Boucher was happy with South Africa retaining their record of not losing a limited-overs series in India since 2011.

“We didn’t play our best cricket; it was tough for IPL players to tour each other in India. It was tough for them mentally, but they will enjoy the break. But a lot of lessons, especially in the World Cup. Years Where we can still see if we can fill some gaps going to Australia. You don’t just rock up in India and hope to win. We’ve asked a few questions on this tour, and we got some good answers Huh .

“We can learn a lot from this result. Losing Aidan Markram before we started the first game was tough. It put us under pressure. We wanted to play six batsmen, with Aiden being our sixth bowling option. But we Couldn’t do that. You come to India after the IPL season. A lot of their players are in good form. They have played a lot of cricket in these conditions. I will take twice.”

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