In the land of the fast bowlers, he who turns the ball is king and South Africa has unearthed a player who turns the ball square in Dane Piedt. ANTOINETTE MULLER caught up with South Africa’s latest Test recruit before the Proteas begin their two-match series against Sri Lanka on Wednesday.
When South Africa step out onto the field in their first Test against Sri Lanka on Wednesday, there might be a new bowler in their midst. If the selectors have any sense of pragmatism, Cobras spinner Dane Piedt could make his debut. With 45 wickets at an average of 19.93 in the 2013-14 Sunfoil Series, Piedt had a solid season with the trophy-winning Cobras.
In the land of fast bowlers, he who turns the ball is king. And Piedt doesn’t just turn the ball, he can turn it square even on decks where there isn’t much on offer for spinners. Piedt’s rise to the top has been steady, but he wasn’t even a spinner to begin with. Still, the call-up came as a nod to what he has managed to achieve, just edging out Simon Harmer for a spot in South Africa’s 15-man squad to tour Sri Lanka. For…
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