The strategy of South Africa for the preparation of hosting the Aussies is somewhat like revealing the ace in a card game when it is the climax since the Proteas have decided to let its top players rest after the Test Match between Pakistan and South Africa which would end on the 8th of February 2021. And when the T20 International Series starts on the 11th of February 2021, Team South Africa is going to miss some of its lead players and instead of them, South Africa has chosen to make Heinrich Klassen the captain of the team which would collide with Pakistan in the rest of T10 series. 

South Africa Revises Plans!

The players who are supposed to be at their homeland for the groundwork and planning of the crucial series with Australia are Rassie van der Dussen, Quinton de Kock, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, and Kagiso Rabada. And in the absence of these players, other team members would have to face the Pakistan Team just like the Men in Blue did when several of its players were either injured or were at home with their families. 

Cricket South Africa has also announced the Squad without its prominent players, CSA tweeted on the 20th of January 2021,

Heinrich Klassen will be accompanied by the player, Okuhle Cele who is yet to make his debut in the Proteas, with the all-rounder, right-handed batsman, Jacques Snyman, and the left-handed batsman and wicketkeeper, Ryan Rickleton. 

Players Prepare Perfectly!

Former Cricketer and Cricket Director of South Africa, Graeme Smith said in an interview that the prevailing pandemic has taught the various sports bodies a number of ways to organize the games either according to the schedules fixed or in a rare case with a little disturbance. He added that whilst playing an interesting T20 International Series with Pakistan the rest of the players will be dotting all the i’s and crossing all the t’s to combat with the Guest Aussies. 

Smith also mentioned that the details are also to be finalized of how the coaches of the Men and Women Team will guide and train the players and holding it as a standard step of safety and security that other nations would also take if they would organize more tours in a specific amount of time. 

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