Johannesburg: Fast bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe was South Africa’s second-highest wicket-taker in their recent ODI series against Sri Lanka, but he was not in the original squad.
According to coach Russell Domingo, Tsotsobe was part of the side despite not being on the original squad list, because of fitness concerns. “I had massive concerns about his form, fitness and possibly his work ethic,” Domingo was quoted as saying by a cricket specific website.
“After canvassing some opinion and chatting to him, we decided to take him with [us] and work on his fitness in the first two or three weeks to try and get him to a position where he could perform to his maximum,” Domingo added.
According to Domingo, the plan was for Tsotsobe to sit out of the first few matches. “We wanted to make sure we were doing the right thing because there had been a downward spiral in his performances. Domingo said. (Agencies)