Proteas coach Gary Kirsten banking on IPL experience to boost Champions Trophy campaign

Of the 15-member South African squad for the Champions Trophy, AB de Villiers, Dale Steyn, Faf du Plessis, Morne Morkel, Ryan McLaren and David Miller were part of the seven-week long league in India.

updated: May 27, 2013 15:45 IST
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Johannesburg: South Africa's coach Gary Kirsten has said the Proteas will be banking on the intensity gained by its players from playing in the Indian Premier League to boost their chances in the upcoming Champions Trophy in England.

"It's going to be really important for our players who have been playing in the IPL to bring their intensity to our squad," Kirsten told 'Business Day'.

"The IPL is very intense, and we are probably going to rely heavily on them in our warm-up games," he said before leaving for Amsterdam, where South Africa will play a one-day international against the Netherlands on Friday.

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