Vice-captain Rassie van der Dussen, on Wednesday, said that a new-look South African team will be relying a lot on IPL regulars Quinton de Kock and David Miller to put up a competitive performance against formidable India in the T20I series beginning here on Sunday.
De Kock will captain the team in the absence of Faf du Plessis, who will be in India for the Test series.
Van der Dussen, who impressed in the 50-over World Cup in an otherwise forgettable tournament for the Proteas, has been elevated as vice-captain less than a year after he made his debut.
“Quinton and David have played a lot of cricket in India. We will look to feed off them and ask them a lot of questions about the conditions, the kind of bowlers we would be facing so we can quickly adapt against a strong side like India,” van der Dussen said.
“We have had two tough training sessions since we came here and two more are coming up. It has been pretty hot and humid, pretty much like Durban. It’s definitely an advantage that we came a week before the first game.”