Johannesburg, Nov 4: South African player Ryan McLaren has praised the collective effort from the Proteas’ ODI bowlers in the current series against Pakistan, without the firepower of Dale Steyn.
According to Sport24, McLaren pointed out that the bowlers have had to be proactive in their bid to take wickets in the slower-paced conditions, with variation and field placing taking precedence from the usual tactics used back in South African conditions.
The 30 year-old is the Proteas’ leading wicket-taker of the year with 34 scalps at an average of 23.11 and is third behind Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal (43) and India’s Ravindra Jadeja (46) in the world, the report said.
The all-rounder made a return to the ODI set-up against England last year following a two-year absence, and has been a reliable and consistent workhorse with both bat and ball since becoming a regular in the side., the report added.
He added that the Proteas bowled well in partnerships as a unit and took wickets at crucial stages, adding that the team was pretty happy with the bowling performances. (ANI)