Some of the finest spinners in South Africa are based in Cape Town. It includes Robin Peterson and Dane Piedt, who have both represented the Proteas.
“Robin had a great season,” said Adams about the newly crowned Cricket South Africa domestic Momentum One Day Cup player of the year. “It is the best I have seen him bowl in a while.”
Peterson captured 18 wickets at an average of 19.38 in the 2014/2015-season and edged his franchise-teammate Andrew Puttick for the domestic Momentum One Day Cup award. Puttick slammed 652 runs at an average of 72.44.
Adams said he was impressed with Peterson’s attitude despite not being in the international frame right now. “He has a positive, aggressive attitude to win trophies for the Cape Cobras,” he said.
The former international spinner was up-beat about the inclusion of Piedt in the South Africa A-team for the tour of India.
Piedt nipped out eight for 152 in his maiden test for South Africa before he was injured and required shoulder surgery.
Both Piedt and Beuran Hendrics will feature for South Africa A following potentially crippling and career-threatening injuries.
“Look, they are young players, but injuries are part of the careers of sportsmen. They all face challenges. It is about being mentally strong enough and about determination, focus and rebuilding your career. One of the keys is not to be rushed or impatient and to use your opportunities when they come knocking again,” he added.
Adams said right now there are opportunities for young spinners in South African cricket to establish themselves at test level.
In One Day Internationals (ODIs), the door might be slightly shut, as Imran Tahir has been superb and powered his way to number three in the world on the ICC list of ODI bowlers.