The Proteas believe playing the first test of the four-match series at Centurion will give them the best chance of winning a first test series against England on home soil in 20 years.
Cricket South Africa has named six uncapped players in the Proteas squad for the first two Test matches against England.
South Africa’s senior netball team produced their best performance against England in the third and final Test match, despite losing the series two-one at the Bellville Velodrome in Cape Town.
Former Proteas batsman Ashwell Prince has urged critics not to be overly critical of South Africa’s test series capitulation in India, adding that the 3-0 defeat must be put into context.
The Spar Proteas were named champions of the 2019 Africa Netball Cup after winning all six of their games of the tournament.
India maintained their formidable home record by crushing South Africa by an innings and 137 runs in the second test at Pune to clinch the three-test series with a match to spare on Sunday.
Proteas interim Team Director Enoch Nkwe lamented that they have no one but themselves to blame after India piled on 601/5 before declaring on day two of the second Test in Pune.
The Protea’s are on the back foot as bad light stops play on day one of the second cricket test against India in Pune.
The Proteas will be looking to throw the first punch when they take on India in the second of three ICC World Test Championship matches starting on Thursday morning in Pune, India.
Proteas interim Team Director (Head Coach) Enoch Nkwe says that he is pleased with his teams’ fighting spirit in the opening Test albeit all in a losing course as they went down to India by 205 runs.