• Langeveldt: Aggression is key

    Charl Langeveldt says South Africa need to lift their game if they want to beat Bangladesh in the second T20I on Tuesday. Kobus Pretorius reports.

    The Proteas bowling coach fronted the media on Monday and reiterated the team’s game plan against the Bangladesh batsmen.

    ‘We [bowlers] need to be aggressive in our approach,’ Langeveldt said.

    ‘You are only allowed to bowl one bouncer per over, but I think we executed our follow-up ball well and that makes a difference.’

    Langeveldt is well aware of the fact that he hasn’t been involved in the national setup for very long, but he says the youngsters in the squad are keen to learn.

    ‘It’s all still very new to me,’ Langeveldt said. ‘I haven’t been here long. I’m sharing my knowledge of when I played in the subcontinent. It’s important that our skills improve all the time. Our motto as a bowling unit is to adapt in the moment according to the situation.’

    Langeveldt said they expected Bangladesh to come hard at them in order to level the T20 series, but acknowledged that the toss would play a role in the outcome.

    ‘We need to lift our game by 10%. Hopefully if we do that we should come out on top.’