Linde has eyes firmly set on being the best

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‘I used to open the batting at school, at club level and for Western Province amateurs,’ says George Linde Picture: Ashley Vlotman / Gallo Images
‘I used to open the batting at school, at club level and for Western Province amateurs,’ says George Linde Picture: Ashley Vlotman / Gallo Images

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The Cobras’ George Linde feels the conversation should include spinning all-rounders. Of course, the left-arm orthodox spinner – who has chipped in with some useful lower order runs in his three tests for South Africa – is a wee bit biased.

But both he and fellow left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj hammered the point home in the latest round of first-class fixtures, with the Cobras man scoring 107 runs in his side’s rain-affected draw against the Warriors, and the Dolphins skipper driving his team to victory with figures of 13/174 and an 89 (62 balls, 11 fours, three sixes), which featured some typically lusty hitting against the Lions.

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