“I want to make the most of my chances. It is about putting your best foot forward and ensuring that when you get there (in India), you are in good touch,” said Ramela.
“It is a good place to showcase your ability if you want to play for South Africa,” the senior player of the Cape Cobras said.
Ramela struck 724 Sunfoil Series-runs last season at an average of 48.26. It was highlighted by his maiden franchise-century on his 27th birthday against the Chevrolet Warriors, followed by an unbeaten 202 against The Unlimited Titans
Earlier in the season, Ramela moved the Cape Cobras from second gear to fifth with a sensational 54 off 34 balls in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge final and the hosts romped to a 33-run win against the Chevrolet Knights.
Ramela said he will stick to the game-plans that secured him success in the four-day domestic showpiece.
“I have not been an attacking player of spin,” he said about the slow bowlers he is expected to face on the Asian subcontinent.
But he adds if you want to be successful in India, you have to be able to score against the spinners and apply pressure as batsman.
“It is about scoring runs – and on how and when to score them,” he added.
“You cannot be intent on survival.”
Ramela said part of his preparations was to discuss game-plans with other senior players and coaches, and simulate those conditions and his style of play in Cape Town before he steps into the Indian arenas.
One of Ramela’s greatest assets is his strength of mind and his ability to focus for long periods to wear down bowling attacks.
He batted for more than 1000 minutes in scoring 129 and an unbeaten 202 for the Cape Cobras against the Chevrolet Warriors and The Unlimited Titans, while batting flawlessly.
Dane Vilas, senior player of the Cape Cobras, will lead South Africa A in India.