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ENG vs SA match At a cloudy Lord’s, the Proteas decide to field with Rabada back.

It was just 14 years ago that South Africa arrived in England. What was proclaimed as the most exciting fast bowling attack since the West Indies pace quartets of the late 80s and 90s. Against their better judgement, or at least with significant reservations. They were persuaded to line-up for a posed photograph emulating the likes of Andy Roberts, Joel Garner, Malcolm Marshall and Colin Croft.

Even though Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel would later become into outstanding fast bowlers, they weren’t quite there yet. After taking 10 wickets in 2003, Makhaya Ntini was well on his way to becoming a Lord’s legend. And Jacques Kallis, the fourth player in the assault, was already known as one of the best all-around players and batters.

The two Lord’s novices, it turned out, had a terrible first day and were unable to bounce back as England went on to declare at 593-8 on the second day.

Steyn and Morkel acknowledged after the test that they had been overwhelmed by the setting and the special atmosphere of Lord’s. They both claimed they had been “distracted” and had been working too hard, unable to unwind and simply “perform our jobs.”

Catch every ball of the opening test at Lord’s and the daily buildup on channel 212 (SSCricket) beginning on Wednesday, August 17, at 11 a.m. CAT (SA, GMT+2).

Mark Boucher, the head coach, was a member of the squad and has fond memories of it. Despite making a point of visiting Lord’s three days before the first test began. The 2008 team didn’t ‘do’ it well enough to get it out of their system. Again, SA’s assault will be entirely untested because only Kagiso Rabada and Keshav Maharaj have experience playing at Lord’s.

“We discussed it, and now we’re headed in the correct way. The Lord’s aura is something that we have addressed. and we have a wonderful environment. Where we are quite open and honest about certain things. Certain emotions, and certain experiences that players could be going through.” Boucher said two days prior to the test.

“I don’t view it as a drawback; it’s a beautiful setting for cricket, and visiting the. “Home of Cricket,” Lord’s, is a memorable experience. Legends are created here, after all. As soon as we enter the dressing area, the Honors Board with all the names is visible. There are so many tales centered on such performances. Therefore, fear shouldn’t be a consideration. It’s simply a matter of us as coaches and as a teaching staff trying to provide guys with specific skills to cope with. The stresses and emotions that you’re going to experience on the (first) morning and that you can’t run from. They will be present. It’s a wonderful sensation, especially if you succeed in overcoming it. It is a concern that we have Definitely handled, and hopefully. The guys can succeed with the resources we’ve given them, according to Boucher. The Experience of the Lord

Exploring and taking in

Perhaps the method used to “do” Lord’s before the game began differed between 2008 and 2022. In contrast to this period, 14 years earlier, the gamers seemed to be instructed to “explore and get over it” rather than “explore and absorb.”

If you recall, our men entered the museum after arriving there. We had the great fortune of going to the museum, and every player was absolutely in amazement of what they saw. ENG vs SA match There was a lot of passion and emotion shown in the players’ reactions . They entered Lord’s, but in a positive sense, according to Boucher.

In order to get the lads excited for a game like this, a coach doesn’t really need to do anything. ENG vs SA match The young people want to perform at this venue and they want to take part in. Hopefully, making history and become legendary players like many prior cricketers have.

Now that Rabada is an experienced player. It will be his responsibility to make sure Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, and Marco Jansen—or whichever combination of them plays—are aware that the stumps are still. The same size and that their tasks are the same whether they are playing at Wanderers or Newlands.

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