“There are no guarantees in cricket,” Steyn said at the pre-match press conference on Wednesday. “We could come out tomorrow and India can play extremely well, and we could go to Mumbai at 2-2. The only thing that we can control is to commit 100 percent to what we do with the bat, ball and in the field. It would be nice to go to Mumbai with the series and to make it 4-1, we have spoken long and hard about going overseas and dominating the opposition quite often in team chats and I think we stand a big chance of being able to do that.”
“The major thing about our quick bowlers is that everyone bowls over 140km,” he said of their advantage. “ When the guys are steaming in and bowling really quickly it’s difficult to play. Pace on the ball makes it really tough, especially in these conditions when it gets to the 25th or 30th over where the ball gets really soft and the wicket starts to crumble. It becomes difficult to get the quicker bowlers away, guys that bowl."