Smith pins hopes on IPL-formulated ideas

Smith pins hopes on IPL-formulated ideas

“Most international cricketers have not played a lot of international T20 cricket to date and the 14 matches in the recent IPL has given them the chance to formulate new ideas and plans for this format of the game,” Smith said.

After watching Jaques Kallis’ successful stint in the IPL for Royal Challengers Bangalore, Smith hopes the all-rounder will continue with the form to become the mainstay of his side in the World Cup.

“He probably is the player with the most to prove. He has worked out how he wants to play this form of the game and he had an excellent IPL season, which means he comes into this tournament full of confidence,” Smith said. Kallis, who was left out of the Proteas side for the inaugural edition in 2007, scored 361 runs from 15 matches to help his team finish runners-up.

Stating the current South Africa team was the best side he has led till the time, Smith said the fusion of youth and experience has made them ‘Twenty20 fit’ and now he is aiming for nothing less than the title.

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