CWC: Match against India could be intimidating - Donald

BY NATALI IVERSON - FEBRUARY 20, 2015

Proteas bowling coach, Allan Donald, has said that the team’s biggest challenge for their World Cup match against India on Sunday would be to control supporters in the stands at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, as it could be an “intimidating aura”.

More than 80 000 people are expected to attend the game, most of them being Indian supporters.

Donald said that he wants his players to enjoy every moment they spend in one of the world’s most iconic cricket stadiums, even when the pressure is on.

"You just have to walk out there, even when these stands are empty. It's an intimidating place," Donald said.

"It's a home game for India. There could be almost 100 000 people here and there is going to be a lot of Indian support, so keeping the crowd quiet is going to be a big thing.”

"It's a massive game. South Africa v India, MCG... this is why we play for our country."

"It's just an awesome time to be around this team. I'm very privileged. I love World Cups. They're such amazing events,” he added.

 

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