• Tryon: The team has grown a lot

    All-rounder Chloe Tryon is encouraged by the Proteas’ performances during the limited-overs tour of the West Indies recently.

    The three-match ODI series was drawn after one washout, while the five-fixture T20 affair ended two-all, after a second no-result due to inclement weather.

    ‘I felt that in the ODIs, we did lose it a bit. We were doing a lot of the basics wrong. Yes, it is a bit slow here, but we know we should be better,’ said Tryon.

    ‘But overall I think we learnt a lot from being here. The team has grown a lot, so I’m really excited to go home and work on those things.

    ‘Looking back at the ODIs, we were unlucky with the one game that got rained out. I felt we were in a position where we could win that game and unfortunately conditions are something you cannot control.

    ‘It was a bit of a challenge, but the way we went about it was really good. It’s just a few things to work on, but it’s nice to go home with the series shared.’

    Tryon captained the team in four of the five T20Is, after regular skipper Dane van Niekerk was rested due to an ankle injury. The big-hitting right-hander enjoyed several telling cameos during the tour of the Caribbean, reaching 20 or more on five occasions, but failed to strike a half-century.

    ‘I still feel that I can finish off games more. I do want to be the match-winner for the team. Obviously there’s still a lot to work on. I still feel that I lose a bit of concentration now and then, but I need to be more focused if I want to be there for the team at the crucial stages in the end,’ she added.

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