South African Test captain Hashim Amla has said that he wants his misfiring batsmen to play to their potential when they will take on India in the third Test in Nagpur next week.
“It would have been great for us to get some confidence after the poor starts with the bat but Nagpur is a different Test and hopefully that is when it starts,” Amla said after the second Test was washed out by rain.
The tourists failed to overturn their batting slump as they struggled against India’s spin attack before being bundled out for 214 in their first innings during the rain-marred Test in Bengaluru.
“From a team point of view I don’t see a lot of positives to take to be honest, but every time there is a disappointing session or a disappointing day of cricket it is the reflection that happens afterwards that is more valuable than most things,” the captain added.
South Africa are trailing 1-0 in the four-game series after losing the first Test by 108 runs in Mohali.