Proteas rookie Sisanda Magala will be looking to entertain if given the opportunity to make his debut in the three ODIs against Pakistan.
Magala, 30, is one of the hopefuls in the squad ahead of the first match against the visitors at Centurion Park on Friday.
Of being put through the paces this week, the Lions seamer says: “It’s been hard graft – lots of running, prep work, skillwork. It’s been very good, competitive. I’m really enjoying it.”
Asked about his source of entertainment in the bio-bubble, Magala reveals he is the one who enjoys lifting the gloom.
He explains with a chuckle: “I am the entertainer.”
Asked to elaborate, he adds: “I wouldn’t say I am too loud...
“I crack a couple of jokes – if someone has a bad day, if I can cheer this person up by speaking nonsense or just to get their mind off what they are going through, [I am happy to play that role].”
On the verge of making his international debut at 30, Magala says of the pressure that comes with it: “I know exactly who I am where I come from, the obstacles I had to overcome. I know what type of character I am. It’s a privilege to feel pressure – when you feel pressure, you are excited to do well.”