Mosehle aims to improve

07 September 2017 00:59:48 GMTPlus11

Mangaliso Mosehle believes his experiences with South Africa earlier this year have improved him as a cricketer.

The 27-year-old, a wicketkeeper-batsman with Highveld Lions, made his Twenty20 debut for the Proteas against Sri Lanka, and held onto his spot for the three-match series versus England.

"You can only improve as a cricketer in such a high-quality environment," Mosehle said.

"There are lot of specialist coaches within the Proteas set-up that are at your disposal, so it's up to you to take full advantage when you are with the national team. The last ten months have undoubtedly helped my skills.

"I've spent a lot of time with a mental coach recently, working on how to deal with things, and that's all helped my game and particularly my confidence too."

Mosehle has been captaining Gauteng in the Africa T20 Cup this month despite his franchise captain Stephen Cook also being in the side.

"Responsibility is something I have wanted for a while. I think moving to the Lions; coach Geoff (Toyana) has seen that and involved me into the decision-making," Mosehle added.

"I think I've tried to bring a certain amount of energy to the team, which hopefully the younger players can feed off. It has definitely taken me out of my comfort zone and it is going to be an exciting journey."

Mosehle hit his highest international score of 36 off England's attack in the 19-run defeat in Cardiff in mid-summer.

South Africa areĀ 1.001 to win next month's second Test against Bangladesh.

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