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'Will benefit from CSK experience in India clash'

All-rounder Albie Morkel said yesterday that his experience of having played alongside India skipper MS Dhoni, offie R Ashwin and middle-order batsman Suresh Raina at Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League will keep him in good stead when South Africa take on India in their final Super Eights match of the World T20.

“It certainly helps having played alongside these players. IPL has got all close together. Since I have shared the change room with these guys, I will be able to give inputs to my team about them and vice-versa. But then, they will also need to change small things in their game and I will also need to do the same. 


Albie Morkel

“Ultimately, it’s about who’s going to perform better under pressure,” Morkel said before a training session here.

The Proteas play India on October 2, besides facing Pakistan and Australia in the Colombo leg of the Super Eights. Morkel admitted it’s a tough group. “India have played very well and Pakistan also has played some fantastic cricket. The wicket here is a bit on the slower side and will offer turn. Our preparation needs to be different and we would focus on our preparation,” said Morkel, who didn’t play the last match due to an ankle injury. 

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