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AB de Villiers confident of exposing England's weaknesses

AB de Villiers confident of exposing England's weaknesses
AB de Villiers believes England are not an unbeatable team yet.
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South African captain AB de Villiers is confident that his team can find the weaknesses in the England batting lineup ahead of the fourth and final Test match in Centurion.

On the other hand, South Africa have suffered from a poor run of results in recent times and have not won a single Test match in more than 12 months.

Expressing that the England batting lineup is not the best in the world, de Villiers stated that South Africa can expose the visitors by remaining patient in their approach. 

“The batting is not 100 percent the best in the world material.

“There are definitely a couple of areas we can expose them if we have a good start with the ball, build up dot balls and (with) better patience, I believe we can find a few cracks in their batting line-up.” 

South Africa were also rattled by the England pace attack with Stuart Broad and Steven Finn picking up 15 and 11 wickets respectively from the three games.

Though de Villiers admitted that the England bowling lineup has plenty of experience, he asserted that they were not an unbeatable team.

"(Their) bowling line up is pretty experienced but some of the guys have lost some pace over the years, but they are very, very smart and very skilled so there is also other angle to counter.

“But (they are) not unbeatable, there is no doubt about that.

“I’m not only optimistic about this game but our future as well.

“So (we are) really going to focus on our strengths.” 

South Africa will look to avoid a 3-0 sweep when they face England on 22nd January at the SuperSport Park in Centurion for the fourth and final Test of the ongoing series.  

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