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Ntini confident of doing well against India

Durban, Mar 18 (UNI) On a high after whitewashing Bangladesh in the recently concluded Test series, South African fast bowler Makhaya Ntini said his team has adapted themselves to conditions in the Subcontinent and will give India a run for their money.

''It takes a lot of adapting to bowl on the subcontinent but this time it is a little different because we have just been to Bangladesh,'' Ntini was quoted as saying by the Beeld newspaper.

''We quickly adapted to local conditions and we were successful over there,'' he added.

The 30-year-old right-arm pacer expressed confidence in the Proteas' bowling line-up with pacemen Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel, besides left-arm spinners Robin Peterson and Paul Harris vying for selection.

''I am looking forward to bowling with Dale and Morne,'' he said.

''They are young guys and we, as the experienced players, must take them under our wing and support them.'' ''In addition to the pace attack, we now also have two spinners who could do well in India,'' he added. ''I am particularly excited about Robin Peterson after his seven wickets in the semi-final of the MTN series (South Africa's domestic one-day tournament).

''I am sure we'll do well in India if we do the basics well.'' The Proteas will take on India in a three-Test series with the first match to be held in Chennai from March 26-30.


Story first published: Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 19:09 [IST]
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