Farhaan Behardien says a bit of rain will help the Proteas play with a little more freedom in the final T20I at Newlands.
The drizzle in the second ODI at Centurion seemed to help the Proteas. They played with urgency, chasing the Duckworth-Lewis target.
The Proteas needed to score at 10 runs an over to stay ahead of the D/L targets and Klaasen spoke about how that helped him play his natural game on Wednesday.
Behardien admitted that a little drizzle around the ground will play in the Proteas’ favour.
‘Hopefully, there will be a little rain around so we can play with a little bit of freedom. But [irrespective of the weather] I think that is what you will see tomorrow.
‘Some of the younger guys don’t carry the baggage from the ODI series. They (are) fearless cricketers. You got some guys bowling 140, you got guys smashing it out the park and then you have some older guys trying to run twos in the middle.
‘I think there’s a good mix of youth and experience for tomorrow and hopefully, we can get that win.’
The 31-year-old praised the newbies in the side, who have all performed well.
‘Junior has been a consistent performer over the last couple of seasons, (it’s) nice to see him get a go and in full flight over the last two games,’ he said.
‘Reeza is the leading run scorer in the local T20 competitions, so he came off a lot of confidence off that tournament and into this series.
‘Heinrich Klaasen, I played with him all summer. He’s coming off some massive form. They have taken to the international scene so quickly.
‘The last game was a must-win situation. We sent Klaasen up at four to take the game on. He is coming off massive form and confidence. Playing at his home ground at SuperSport Park and he took the game forward.
‘Reeza Hendricks took the game forward in Joburg, being his home ground and coming off massive form and confidence. That’s also a big part of it. If you coming off games low on confidence when you haven’t been hitting the ball well, you will struggle.’
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