South Africa sputtered to 118/9 in their first face-off against Australia and it was an inspired bowling performance that almost pushed them to an unlikely win.
Rabada to reporters,
“Coming to this press conference, I kind of knew that people were going to ask or that you guys were going to ask a lot about the batting,”
“We also see it as a concern. The last thing we need to do is keep bickering on and on about it.
The batters know what they have to do. We know what we have to do as a team. No one is blaming anyone. But the worst thing you can do is just harp on and on and on about it.
It is definitely an area that was of concern, and it’s being addressed.”
They will play West Indies in Dubai on Tuesday with the defending champions coming off a demoralising defeat by England in their opening game.
Rabada, 26, is aware the dangers that an unpredictable West Indies side can pose but said his side are staying positive.
Rabada further added,
“They’re a dangerous team. You can’t underestimate anyone. Tomorrow is a new day,”
“We’re going to have to go and be as disciplined as we were in our first game. We cannot take anything for granted.
It’s a new game, and they’re a strong, powerful team, T20 team especially.”