Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni will trouble South Africa, says Jonty Rhodes

The ex-cricketer termed Virat Kohli and India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the real danger men for South Africa as both were good players off the back foot.

updated: July 24, 2013 22:54 IST
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Mumbai: Former cricketer Jonty Rhodes gave a huge morale-boost to the Indian batsmen for their upcoming battle against the South African pace attack in the three-Test series later this year, saying they possessed the wherewithal to confront the high-quality home team bowlers led by Dale Steyn.

"In the IPL, they (Indians) are playing against the South Africans and Australians. They have a lot more confidence playing against them. They have the ability and the skill. They are not afraid of the pace," Rhodes told PTI in an interview here.

"Dale Steyn is fast but he is not going to kill you. Vernon Philander bowls 130 kmph but he bowls in good areas and Morne Morkel gets bounce. It needs different skills to face those three different bowlers, but the Indian line up certainly has the ability to outclass the South African pace attack if they put their minds to it," said the 43-year-old former Proteas player.

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