India will definitely give us a run for our money, admits Russell Domingo

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“We know India is going to be a tough assignment for us, they are coming off outstanding performances”

South Africa head coach Russell Domingo has admitted that India will give the national team a run for their money in the upcoming series, which gets underway tomorrow.

Domingo is also wary that South Africa are a bit demoralised after having lost their recent ODI series against Pakistan 2-1.

“It’s a big gauge for us,” Domingo said. “We have won five of our last eight ODI’s so we are heading in the right direction, there is no doubt about that. We know India is going to be a tough assignment for us, they are coming off outstanding performances albeit in Indian conditions, but we are really looking forward to it.”

Domingo added that it was a real confidence booster for him and the entire team to see veteran all-rounder Jacques Kallis back and at his best.

Kallis made his ODI return against Pakistan after a 20-month break.

“Jacques is three players in one,” Domingo said. “It’s great to see him playing again and I’m sure he is enjoying it. It does pose some selection challenges. It’s not easy selecting a side because the guys that have played in the past have done well individually even though the team hasn’t done well. When Jacques Kallis is available, fit and in good form, any coach would have him in his team.”

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