Masabata Klaas confident Proteas Women in a good space ahead of 2nd ODI against Sri Lanka

Masabata Klaas confident Proteas Women in a good space ahead of 2nd ODI against Sri Lanka

Masabata Klaas is confident the Proteas Women are in a good space ahead of the all-important second ODI against Sri Lanka in Kimberley on Saturday.

The first ODI of the three-match srries was abandoned because of rain in East London but not before the home side's batters made their way to a total of 270-6 in 50 overs.

Opener Tazmin Brits hit a commanding 116 off 128 balls and set the Proteas up up for total well in access of 300 but they fell short.

Reflecting on the recent batting performances, Klaas expressed confidence in the team's ability to post substantial scores, providing the bowling unit with a sense of freedom and confidence to execute their plans effectively.

She said: "As a bowling unit, we have a strong unit as well whereby we can defend any target that our batters set. 

"I have confidence in what we've been doing going forward. So the targets they've been setting so far, it has been great, where we can defend any score. 

"They're giving us freedom to execute our plans and staying focused on what we want to do."

Klaas exuded self-assurance in her own bowling performances, emphasizing her role as a leader within the bowling attack. 

She acknowledged the importance of simplicity in approach while remaining adaptable with alternative plans when necessary. 

She added: "I'm in a good space whereby I think I'm taking a lot of responsibilities with the bowling attack. 

"I'm also learning and growing as a cricketer and as a bowler. So I think my bowling so far, it has been great. I'm heading in the right direction. 

"I'm keeping things simple, knowing what I want to do at the end of the day and stick to that. Your plan, it won't always work, but you must also have plan B, which you can use when the tough gets going."

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