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Pak vs SA: Not understanding nation circumstances largest problem: Quinton de Kock

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  • Quinton de Kock says largest problem for his facet isn’t understanding nation’s circumstances 
  • Says Pakistan goes to be a troublesome workforce, provides it is going to carry out in a different way from the way it performed in New Zealand
  • South African skipper says return of Babar Azam will additional strengthen Pakistan’s squad 

KARACHI: South Africa’s captain Quinton de Kock has revealed that the most important problem for his facet through the Pakistan tour can be the “unknowingness of conditions in the country.”

Speaking to journalists through a web based convention throughout his first interplay with media since his arrival, the South African captain additionally mentioned that extra spinners within the Pakistan squad “gives him the sense of how wickets are going to be in Test series.”

“Pakistan team is going to be tough. I think playing most of the teams under the home conditions is always tough,” he mentioned.

“I think our biggest challenge is the conditions that we could face, you know, the unknowingness of the things that we’re going to have to deal with,” he said. 

“I think when you go to places like Australia, India, or wherever you go, you kind of know what you’re going to get. I think the unknowingness of the things that are happening, that’s a big part,” de Kock highlighted.

The South African captain added that the Pakistan workforce he can be dealing with this month can be very totally different from the Pakistan workforce that performed New Zealand.

Learn extra: Pak vs SA: South African workforce arrives in Pakistan after 14 years

He added that the return of Babar Azam will additional strengthen Pakistan’s squad who’s already excellent at house circumstances.

“To be honest, I’ve been playing in New Zealand before and it’s difficult to bat there. I think just knowing that one of their main players is also coming back (Babar Azam). So that’s definitely going to be a much, much different team, I think they’re going be a very competitive side when they get back in their home conditions,” he mentioned of the problem Pakistan may pose for South Africa workforce regardless of their poor efficiency in New Zealand.

Replying to a query, Quinton de Kock mentioned that Pakistan selecting additional spinners within the 20-member squad signifies “what and how wickets are going to be during the two-Test series.”

“So, we just got to make sure we prepare well, and when we get out there, we’ll just deal with what we have to deal with,” he mentioned.

Pakistani selectors had named rookies Sajid Khan and Nauman Ali together with Yasir Shah within the preliminary squad for the two-match check sequence in opposition to South Africa.

The South African captain additionally praised the safety preparations in Pakistan saying that gamers are happy and really feel safe.

Learn extra: Welcome to Pakistan: Twitterati overjoyed at South African workforce’s arrival

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