"I know what I can do and what I'm capable of": Chloe Tryon

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"I know what I can do and what I'm capable of": Chloe Tryon

Chloe Tryon in action. ©ICC

Though South Africa lost their first unofficial warm-up match to England by 17 runs, vice-captain Chloe Tryon is hopeful for her team's good performance. South Africa have some of the best players in world cricket who can turn the table anytime.

Prior to the second unofficial T20 warm-up match, she shared, "The first warm-up game we struggled a bit, especially the middle order with the bat and it's something that we're addressing," she said. "We started really well up front with Lizelle (Lee), but we just couldn't carry on that momentum. That middle period of the seventh to the 15th over, we need to capitalize on. The girls have taken a lot in and have been working on a lot of specifics today and we're looking forward to tomorrow. We know that India is going to be bowling a lot of their spinners, so we've been working on a lot of different options and running between the wickets is going to be really key for us."

South Africa suffered a batting collapse in recent times, but Tryon is hopeful about their comeback. She shared, "Obviously it's an area of concern but I feel that we put a lot of pressure on ourselves and then we end up not playing our own game. It's just about going out there and executing our plans and playing our brand of cricket that we always say we want to play. We need to go out there and express ourselves and give ourselves a really good start up front and really look after that middle period and then finish well"

Before playing the warm-up match against India, Tryon is confident that the team will do well and they are looking forward to a positive result. "We've played a lot of cricket against India and we know what we're up against," Tryon expressed. "Conditions-wise, we're going to have to look at the pitch tomorrow and be able to adapt as quickly as we can and communicate with each other about what we're experiencing at the crease to the rest of the team."

The senior players will play the key roles in the success of the team in the mega event. Shabnim Ismail, who missed the West Indies series, has returned in the squad and the vice-captain thinks this will help team a lot in their victory. Along with her, Marizanne Kapp's vast experience and Masabata Klaas too will play important roles.

"We've always had a big and fiery bowling unit and it's so nice to have Shabnim back. She's a senior player and the girls like to listen to her a lot and she gives a lot of input and gives great insights as well. It's nice to have another senior player up front with Marizanne (Kapp) who's been really good. All that together just gives the youngsters more people to feed off from. It's been good to see them working on different things for themselves like variations. We are in the West Indies so the wickets are a bit slow so they know they will need to have different options to work on and they implemented those really well in the first warm-up match. It's really good to see that we've got one department that's really firing at the moment and hopefully the others (batting and fielding) can join in as well," she told.

Now a days, the shortest format of the game has become the batters', more than the bowlers. Prior to the World T20, Tryon said, "I feel like it's more of batter's game at the moment, but obviously the bowlers are working very hard. All around the world, the batters have been on top form and it's become a 360 (degree) game where they hit the ball everywhere," she explained. "You can see girls playing incredible shots and I feel like there 'll be a lot of sixes but also a lot of running between the wickets and a lot of fancy shots."

"I'm really looking forward to it, I think it's going to be an exciting one, everyone's ready for it and you can't take any team for granted. Take a team like Bangladesh who toured against us (in South Africa) and we whitewashed them, but they went on to win the Asia Cup, so it's nice to see that character from them. I think it's going to be a really good T20 World Cup."

She has worked hard on her batting and we have witnessed that too in the recently concluded series. "I've been working really hard back home. I really enjoy playing in the West Indies. I know what I can do and what I'm capable of and I just need to back myself. I want to be that big hitter, but I also want to be a match winner, I want to win more games for South Africa. There's still a lot left in the tank and I feel like I'm only starting to get to where I want to be."

"I think this is going to be a really good World Cup for the team. I think that if we play well as a team then individuals will shine. I told the girls during the West Indies series that we can win this. It's just about the belief. When we chat and we're socializing, we're always just talking about cricket and we want to win, that's all we want. I feel like we've got the talent, it's just about the belief," Tryon further added.