20-20: Former coach warns Proteas not to take Pak lightly

June 18th, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI  

Johannesburg, June 18 (ANI): Former Pakistan cricket team coach Richard Pybus has warned the Graeme Smith led South African cricket team not to take their opponents lightly in tonight’s first semi-final of the Twenty20 World Cup.

Pybus, who now coaches the Nashua Titans also suggested that all-rounder Albie Morkel and swing bowler Dale Steyn will play vital.

Pybus believes that the way in which Proteas use Steyn and Morkel will be crucial when the two teams take on each other in Nottingham.

“I would like to see Dale switching to a higher gear because he has held back until now. The instruction to him was clearly to give up speed for more control but Dale is at his most dangerous when he bowls as fast as he can,” Sports24.co quoted Pybus, as saying.

He feels that early wickets are crucial against the Pakistani batting order, which is making a bigger impression with every match. “Shahid Afridi has not yet shown what he is capable of, while Misbah-ul-Haq is an incredible batsman in this kind of game. The team on top of this has an exciting young left-handed bowler in Mohammad Aamer and spinner who can turn on the brakes,” he added.Pybus believes a safety first approach could come back to haunt the Proteas. (ANI)

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