“You can expect more from me from the bowling point of view,” said Proteas All-rounder Sune Luus who was named player of the match for her stunning bowling performance in the second T20 International against Sri Lanka at the Wanderers on Sunday.
Luus was the pick was the bowlers with figures of 5/14 as the Proteas beat Sri Lanka by 2 wickets with one ball remaining in what was a close game to take a 2-0 lead in the three-match T20 series.
“It wasn’t my day with the bat today but hopefully I get a second opportunity in the third T20I just to bring those two performances together.”
The 22-year-old was initially dropped for the tour but received a lifeline when she was re-called as a result of Chloe Tyron getting injured. Luus didn’t play the first T20I but came in today for Mignon Preez. “For me it was just getting confidence in the middle with every ball that grew and I was happy with that.”
“When we came here today, weren’t sure how the wicket was going to play. We always knew that it was a good batting track but I personally didn’t expect that much turn but it played in our advantage. Having Dane van Niekerk as well coming from the other end, I thought she bowled brilliantly as well, just to contain them in the middle was good for us,” said Luus.
Luus said she had a chat with one of the Proteas coaching stuff on how to approach today’s game as she didn’t want to put pressure on herself and the respond she received was, “play the Sune Luus plays”.
The Proteas were without Tryon, (out on injury), Lizelle Lee, and Mignon du Preez. That was evident as they struggled to form partnerships due to the young and inexperienced middle order batting unit.
“At the moment, we have a new team with a few youngsters to the side but you are never too young or too old to set up as a player when we are on the field we (are) equal players, you are not a senior or a youngster and I think the way Nadine de Klerk carried herself out in the middle through to the end, I think it was pretty brilliant and I think that is something the more experience players can learn from” concluded Luus.