Playing in IPL will prepare South African players for the T20 World Cup: Mark Boucher

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Mark Boucher has said he wants South African players to peak at the right time.© Twitter

South Africa head coach Mark Boucher believes playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be of great benefit to his players for the upcoming T20 World Cup which will be played in the United Arab Emirates. Boucher’s remarks came as South Africa beat Sri Lanka in the third T20I to win the three-game series 3-0 on Tuesday. “We talked to the guys going to IPL. They need to stay pretty disciplined and realize that we want to peak at the right time as a unit. They will gather information about playing in these conditions that will really be. get them ready for a big tournament and if they are doing well, having a good time in the nets and getting used to the facilities, that will be very helpful to us, ”said Boucher, as quoted by The US Express News.

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“It will be a great experience as long as the guys take care of themselves and peak at the right time,” he added.

Speaking of South Africa’s victory over Sri Lanka, Boucher said: “This team has realized that we are definitely not the finished product, so there is a lot that we are talking about. had a good discussion about the lessons we’ve learned and where we want to go as a team. We tied the record for most T20 wins by a South African team. “

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“It was one of the records we were playing for. We understand that every World Cup game is as important as any other and it’s becoming a habit. It’s part of growing the team,” he said. -he adds.

The South African men’s cricket team ended their tour of Sri Lanka on a high note by winning the final match of the T20 International (T20I) in Colombo on Tuesday night by 10 wickets and making a 3-0 sweep of the series.

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It was the Proteas’ third victory by that margin, the previous ones against Pakistan and Zimbabwe, while Quinton de Kock’s unbroken partnership of 121 and Reeza Hendricks was a South African record for any partnership against Sri Lanka.

The performance also saw the Proteas equal their record of seven successive wins in this format, first achieved in 2009 when they beat Australia twice at home and then won five consecutive matches in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in England.

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