JP Duminy answers questions from the fans
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Jean-Paul Duminy thinks South Africa has put in place the right things to go on and win ICC World T20 2012.
On Monday afternoon, the ICC asked fans on www.facebook.com/cricketicc
and @cricketicc to pose questions on Twitter to South Africa’s JP Duminy, who made 30 in his side’s 9-run warm-up win over New Zealand in Colombo. We picked five of your best questions and this is what he had to say.
@SivanJohn wanted to know who the most inspiring person in JP’s life is
To be honest, I can’t put it down to one person. I think my family has been pretty supportive throughout my career. My Dad played a big role in making me who I am today and a lot of other coaches have played a part in my career. It is not down to one person – there are quite a few and I am very grateful for what they have done for me.
@sacricketchick wanted to know who are the dark horses for the event
I think with the tournament being in the sub-continent, I think the dark horse could be somebody like Bangladesh. Because it is T20 cricket and on the day if any team performs to the best of their ability they stand a good chance of winning and beating any team. They would be my dark horses.
@sai_prakash92 wanted to know whether this was South Africa’s best chance of winning an ICC event
I think we have definitely put certain things in place to give ourselves the best chance. We have buckled in previous ICC events, so hopefully we can go all the way this time around.
Sadman Sakib Rifat on Facebook wanted to know whether the conditions suited South Africa
We haven’t really played here for a long time now – I think it has been about seven years since we last toured here so I guess it is about adapting as quickly as possible. We are not 100 per cent sure what conditions we are going to get, but with it being the sub-continent, you have a fair idea of what to expect. We did fairly well in the World Cup last year so if it’s anything similar to that then we stand a really good chance.
Balaji Ravindran on Facebook wanted to know who JP thinks is the most dangerous T20 batter and bowler
Batsman I would say Richard Levi – he is my teammate but on any given day if he is on song then I think he can take any bowling attack apart. Bowler – without a doubt – would be Dale Steyn, as he is obviously one of the world’s best and I am pretty happy to be in his team.
Thanks for all your questions. Keep checking www.facebook.com/cricketicc and @cricketicc to find out when you can next ask player questions.