Tumi Sekhukhune wants to perform under pressure in T20 series decider against Sri Lanka

Tumi Sekhukhune wants to perform under pressure in T20 series decider against Sri Lanka

Proteas Women seamer Tumi Sekhukhune sees the T20 series decider against Sri Lanka on Wednesday as an opportunity to showcase her ability to perform under pressure.

Following a win apiece for the hosts and Sri Lanka in the opening two games, the third and final T20I will take place in East London. 

After claiming three wickets in the opening two T20Is, returning figures of two for 25 and one for 27 respectively, Sekhukhune highlighted her commitment to continuous learning and evolution while reflecting on her approach with ball in hand in the ongoing tour against Sri Lanka. 

The 25-year-said: "In cricket, you're always learning and you're always growing as well. I've been focusing on falling in love with the game again.

" Just hitting my lines and lengths and also just going in there, playing the brand of cricket that I've always played before and playing freely."

The Women's T20 World Cup starts in September and Sekhukhune is determined to be on the flight to Bangladesh for the global tournament.

The seamer has not always been a regular for the Poroteas in recent times but has showed her value in the series against the Sri Lankans.

She added: "I've been in and out of the squad. From the tour to England (in 2022), I've had some hiccups here and there with my injuries and not getting game time. 

"It was very difficult for me to come into the setup where we have proper bowlers and experienced bowlers. 

"It's my goal and dream to work towards getting into the World Cup squad and this is an opportunity for me now to just showcase what I've been doing the whole time."

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