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South Africa's Dale Steyn looks strong ahead of India series, hints Morne Morkel

Morkel on Thursday said he was delighted with the time for rest given ahead of the series against India.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: December 28, 2017 21:19 IST ]
Image Source : GETTY IMAGES Dale Steyn in action during a Test match

Posing threat with their lethal bowling, South Africa's experienced pacers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel are ready to trouble India on their lengthy tour, starting with the Cape Town Test on January 5.

Morkel on Thursday said he was delighted with the time for rest given ahead of the series against India.

"For me, in the series coming up (against India), it's going to be that last session in the day when the ball is soft and conditions are tough. In Cape Town the wind is going to blow, we know that, so for us the best preparation today as a bowling unit was to enforce the follow-on and get the 10 wickets," the right-arm pacer said after South Africa beat Zimbabwe by an innings in Port Elizabeth. 

South Africa will host India in the first of three-match Test series, following which the Proteas play six One-Day International (ODI) and three Twenty20 International (T20I) with the visitors in the tour which ends on February 24. 

The 33-year-old bowler also said team-mate and premier pacer Steyn has been bowling well during the practice session. 

"(Dale) has been bowling exceptionally well in the nets. He looks strong, he is very fit, and I reckon he would have been a handful on this wicket," said Morkel. "It's another week for him to freshen up. It's a big time ahead now. For me, it was nice to get wickets under my name so when it comes to selection, for guys to maybe think about me," Morkel said. 

(With IANS inputs)

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