'Tight bowling will be vital against India'

JP Duminy says the Proteas will have to strike early to ensure their game plan is well implemented.

FILE: South African cricketer Jean-Paul Duminy. Picture:AFP

JOHANNESBURG - JP Duminy has told EWN Sport bowling tight lines will be vital when bowling to India.

The two teams meet on Sunday at the MCG after both coming off wins in their opening matches.

Duminy says they'll have to be very disciplined with the ball and they need to strike to ensure that their game plan works for them.

"The batting lineup will have to strike early. We've always gone into any innings with understanding that we looking for two to three wickets early and we going to definitely look at that so that our game plan is solidly in place."

Looking back at his recording breaking knock with David Miller against Zimbabwe, the pair added 256 runs together, Duminy was unbeaten on 115 while David Miller finished on 138 not out.

Duminy says when he's on song, there isn't a ground big enough for Miller.

"He's a massive player for us. You see him hitting a ball with such intensity and it's great to watch him from the other side and see how destructive he can be because when he is in that mood, he's definitely the best in the world."

Duminy says down time away from the game during the World Cup is vital to stay mentally fresh.

"With the tournament taking such a lengthy period, we've got a week between our first and second game, it's important to just switch off a bit and go shopping, walk around, explore places, play golf and go catch some fish. So there are few things for guys to get involved in."