Nortje praises Pant’s game sense

Dubai, Sep 24 (PTI): He might have played just one match under Rishabh Pant’s leadership as of now but South African speedster Anrich Nortje is impressed by Delhi Capitals’ skipper’s match reading skills and ability to project what’s there in the offing. Nortje, world’s fastest bowler missed out on the first phase of IPL due to an injury. The match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, where he got 2/12, was the first game that he played under Pant’s captaincy. “It’s difficult to say just after one game. But all in all, he is good in understanding the game from what I have seen. He is a keeper as well and sees things differently,” Nortje said ahead of Capitals’ game against Rajasthan Royals. “He has got a good eye of what’s going to happen in the game, and that’s really nice having that especially as a captain. “The simple things like being good with angles and where fielders need to be placed, projecting what’s going to happen, really nice having him at the back,” Nortje said of his new skipper having played under Shreyas Iyer last time. Without an iota of doubt, Nortje is currently the fastest bowler in world cricket and has bowled the top eight fastest deliveries of the IPL which includes a lot of 150 plus thunderbolts. The highest recorded speed this IPL has been 151.71 kmph.

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