NZ vs SA: Preparation and fronting-up is key, says Sarel Erwee

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NZ vs SA: Preparation and fronting-up is key, says Sarel Erwee
NZ vs SA: Preparation and fronting-up is key, says Sarel Erwee

NZ vs SA: Preparation and fronting-up is key, says Sarel Erwee

NZ vs SA: After achieving his maiden Test century, South African batsman Sarel Erwee expressed gratitude for the opportunity to play international cricket and stated that he will strive to improve with each game.

On Day 1 of the ongoing second Test against New Zealand at the Hagley Oval on Friday, Erwee achieved this feat.

“You have got to prepare yourself the same if it’s your first game of domestic cricket or tenth game of domestic cricket. You have to make sure you prepare yourself for international cricket if that is what you do. If that is why you play international cricket, now you have to front up and show up every single day. And get better to prove you deserve a chance at playing international cricket,” said Erwee in a statement.

“I am very fortunate that I had a year to settle into the squad. Also find my feet preparation-wise and find out what it takes to do half-decently or do well in this game. That is just through the help of teammates. Preparation and fronting-up is key,” he added.

South Africa has bounced back from a one-sided loss to New Zealand in the first test match of the series with a superb Day 1 effort, putting up a score of 238-3 at the completion of the first day’s play.

South Africa came to the crease determined to retain their ground. After a poor performance in the first Test, which saw them lose by an innings to New Zealand. However, they got off to a good start.

Captain Dean Elgar and Sarel Erwee put on a 119-run partnership for the first wicket. After Elgar was dismissed, Aiden Markram would contribute a solid contribution to assist South Africa to a respectable total. Therefore, Temba Bavuma and Rassie van der Dussen went on strike at the end of the day. On the day, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, and Neil Wagner each took one wicket.

On Day 2, New Zealand will try to limit South Africa’s time with the bat. In order to close in on a historic test series victory over a team that has historically performed well against them.