CricketDean Elgar says “Our pace attack is best in the world” ahead of second test at the MCG
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It’s nearly the time for Australia vs South Africa second test at the MCG. There have been some claims from both sides as the fervour is intense after what passed out in the first test match at Perth. In midst of all this, South African captain Dean Elgar has issued a warning to Aussie batters.

Indeed the South African pace battery is something to be fear of with likes of Nortje and Rabada. Thus, the captain has attested that South Africa has the “best bowling attack” in the world cricket. And they are everready to haunt the Aussie batting order in the next match.

While leaving the scars of the first match which ended in only two days, Dean Elgar surely wants to keep his team on high morale and attacking mode. In the fourth innings of Perth test, Australia were chasing only 35 runs but Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada made sure that the path of victory goes through hell for Australia. In a short span of time, the top four batters were send back to pavillion in most uncomfortable ways.

It looked as if the Australian top order wasn’t ready for a short ball routine from both ends. Now, Dean Elgar has know what has kept them at backfoot, he will dictate his bowlers to use short ball as a remedy to get rid off Australian batting line-up.

Dean Elgar said: “I definitely think so, I always say I’d rather be facing them in the nets for a short period of time than facing them in the middle because I know what they can bring.”

“Hopefully those four wickets on day two have created a few demons amongst the camp, we will see.”

During the press interview, Dean Elgar was asked if he believes South African bowling linup has enough spark in it to dominate these conditions. His replied very generously, “ours are the best in the world”.

“I’d rather be standing at slip instead of facing them,” he added.

“If people want to underestimate them that’s okay, we believe and we have massive faith in them that they can win us a Test match.

“But we have got to get them into that situation so they can perform their trade.”