Proteas stick to tried and tested approach
Posted by: csa on Monday, 10 February 2014

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The Castle Lager Proteas will be approaching the upcoming Sunfoil Test series against Australia like any other Test series, as they look to build on their successful record since reaching the summit of the ICC Test rankings. The Proteas have yet to win a home series against Australia since readmission, but carry the confidence of two away wins Down Under. 

" There is probably some motivation but in another aspect i don't think we want to play too much on it," Hashim Amla said of the Proteas' record at home. 

" In the last few series that we have played against Australia we have had success so hopefully we can translate the success into a home series win." 

Amla scored a match-winning century in the last Test between the two sides at the WACA in Perth last year, and says it has been business as usual for the batsmen, who are aware of what is to come from Australia's attack. 

" We have played against Australia quite a few times over the last few years and against the same bowling attack, I dont think it will be any different for us in the way we approach this Test series," he said. 

"The guys have been going about their business preparing as well as they can." 

A key characteristic of the Proteas' batting line-up in recent months has been their positive approach in moving the game forward,  a` strategy that will depend on the conditions at SuperSport Park.  

" I think conditions will be the deciding factor,"  Amla said. " Regardless of the conditions, every batsman tries to occupy the crease and score as many runs as possible. Both teams are quite attacking but in the same token conditions will play a large role in deciding how the game goes forward." 

 

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