Chennai, Oct.21 (ANI): South Africa paceman Dale Steyn has admitted that his side stand a big chance of winning the five-match series against India following their 18-run win over the latter in the third ODI in Rajkot.
Steyn, however, admitted that there is no guarantee in cricket and, therefore, the hosts could perform well in the upcoming matches.
“There’s no guarantee in cricket. We can come out tomorrow and India can play extremely well. And they have played well in this series. We can have a bad day. That’s cricket. Anything we can do is to commit hundred percent and let the result take care of itself,” Steyn told media here.
“But it will be nice going to Mumbai sealing the series .We’ve spoken about a lot in the team chats, we want to go overseas and we want to dominate the opposition. We stand a big chance now to be able to do that. Definitely if we play good cricket we can win it,” the 32-year-old said.
While expressing his views on the Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Steyn said that the latter is not doing anything special.
“In terms of Dhoni’s captaincy, I don’t think he’s doing anything too different to what he has done in the past. I think he is just playing against a team that’s playing really good cricket. And you can’t underestimate that..Sometimes you do come up against oppositions that are slightly better than you . I’m not saying his captaincy is bad, I’m just saying that I think we’re playing really good cricket.”he added.
Steyn also lavished praise on young paceman Kagiso Rabada, saying that he has got a great attitude and would surely have a wonderful career ahead.
“He is great. He has got a great attitude and has everything a fast bowler needs. He has pace, good built and is quite an intimidating guy. Every time he takes the ball, it’s exciting to watch him bowl. Everyone can’t sit up on their seats when he comes into bowl and he has got the attention already. He’ll have a wonderful career.” he said.
With the win , South Africa are now in lead with 2-1 against India and will now be aiming to clinch the series in the fourth ODI to be held on October 22. (ANI)