Fast bowler Anrich Nortje is eager to carry his T20 form into the longer format ahead of the Proteas' ODI series against England this week.Nortje was lightning fast and on song for the Pretoria Capitals in their 52-run SA20 triumph over MI Cape Town at Newlands on Monday.Defending a competitive 183 under lights in Cape Town, Nortje took three for 22 in his four overs as the Pretoria Capitals bundled the hosts out for 130 in 18.1 overs.His spell at Newlands saw Nortje top the SA20 leading wicket-taker list, as he currently sits on 13 wickets from seven games.READ | Miller relishing Royals captaincy but ready to 'give everything' for Proteas in England ODIs Nortje now turns his attention to the 50-ver format as he forms part of the Proteas' ODI squad for this week's three-match series against England.The Proteas fast bowler will be up against Pretoria Capitals teammates Adil Rashid and Phil Salt during the ODI series in Kimberley and Bloemfontein."It's going to be a good challenge, they have a good team as well.
At this stage, it's to just try and focus on my role and what I need to do to contribute to the team," Nortje told reporters on Monday."I just need to try and hit my lengths and be on top and execute the plan.
It's going to be more or less the same, but it's just in a longer format so a little bit more longer on the feet, but otherwise, the same plans."The SA20 is taking an eight-day break to accommodate the SA v England ODIs, which is part of the World Cup Super League.The Proteas need to win the majority of their remaining ODIs - three against England and two against the Netherlands - in order to become one of the eight automatic qualifiers for October's World Cup in India.The South Africans, who will have ShukriRead more on news24.com