Why were South Africa unable to get reverse swing in Sri Lanka?

Due to SL conditions and the type of red ball used
33% (26 votes)
They were cautious about working on the ball due to the recent attention over tampering
54% (43 votes)
13% (10 votes)
Total votes: 79


LateCut's picture
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After the 2nd test:
Faf du Plessis: .......Our thinking was with an abrasive surface, we expected it to reverse. Lesson learnt, maybe when we come to the subcontinent we need to play two spinners.....

I think most of the time reverse is done by working on the ball and not getting caught!

(Last edited by LateCut on July 23, 2018 - 04:30)
Stormy's picture
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I think it's the humidity. Nope I have no idea but the ball can and does swing in SL and a lot but not all the time. Richard Hadlee once said SL was the best place for swing bowlers but it's not all the time.

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