Dale Steyn will lead the formidable South African pace attack in the upcoming three-match One-Day International (ODI) and two-Test home series against India. However, the world's most-feared speedster refuses to buy the argument that Indian batsmen are susceptible to short-pitched bowling. Writing in his newspaper column, Steyn believes that the current crop of youngsters are formidable competitors. (Top-five Indians to watch out for)
"This Indian team is very 'modern' and they will not be intimidated by the short ball," Steyn wrote in the Times of India. "They all know what to expect and I know they won't be vulnerable to a barrage of bouncers." The 30-year-old also added that during the recent ODI series against West Indies, 'they resembled a runaway train with the bat'.
Steyn, however, is well prepared before the start of the series having done a video analysis of Indian batsmen. "I use as much information as I can get about the opposition. I have specific plans for all of the Indian batsmen and I can't wait to put them into action," he added. Steyn knows, with Duncan Fletcher as a coach, India will be well prepared and the hosts are not expecting to catch the opposition by surprise. "Well, maybe with one or two little things. It's always good to try and stay ahead of the game!"