Nqaba Peter: I’ve really put in time when nobody is watching

Nqaba Peter cricketNqaba Peter.

Leg-spinner Nqaba Peter is looking forward to debuting in international cricket during South Africa’s T20I series against the West Indies this month.

Peter has been named in the squad the Proteas’ three T20Is in Kingston, but not next month’s T20 World Cup in the United States of America and Caribbean.

“I’m happy about the way things have gone. I’ve really put in time when nobody is watching, you know,” said Peter.

“I’ve focused on the basics, but those small adjustments make a difference.”

Get Club Cricket SA news on Whatsapp

Peter was among the leading wicket-takers during the Lions’ title-winning T20 Challenge campaign earlier this year.

“I couldn’t be any more chuffed about the way the CSA T20 Challenge went. I’ve met some amazing people who have added value to my life, and I feel like I can only go up from here.”

Batsman Rassie van der Dussen will captain the Proteas during May’s T20I series against the West Indies.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock and fast bowlers Anrich Nortje and Gerald Coetzee have been added to the squad for the T20I series. The squad has grown from the provisional 12 to the final 15.

“Van der Dussen brings a wealth of experience. We feel he will be good in the leadership space,” said Proteas limited-overs coach Rob Walter.

South Africa, meanwhile, are waiting on the availability of fast bowler Kagiso Rabada¬†for this year’s T20 World Cup. He exited the Punjab Kings’ Indian Premier League campaign due to an infection recently.

MORE latest Proteas cricket news