The Proteas still have to decide on their team ahead of the Second Test against Pakistan at Newlands starting on Thursday. But Duanne Olivier who claimed match figures of 11 for 96 at Centurion will play.
Proteas captain Faf du Plessis says however that they still have to work out whether they will play four seamers or play a batsman less.
Olivier was sensational at Centurion and deserves to get another opportunity.
Du Plessis loves him playing the enforcer role, especially against a team from the subcontinent.
So who might miss out, South Africa’s leading wicket taker, Dale Steyn or bastman Theunis de Bruyn.
Leaving out left arm spinner Keshav Maharaj with the hot and windy conditions could prove to be a costly mistake.
Proteas captain Faf Du Plessis says:”It’s all about finding that balance which can be tricky what that is there’s a few combinations whether it’s a seamer. A spinner or playing a bastman less it’s something we speak about quite regularly.”
Fortress Newlands has been a happy ground for the Proteas having only lost to Australia and never to a country form the subcontinent.
“The crowd is amazing here, all day we come here and enjoy it like any job, we know the conditions here pretty well, we know what works and we have consistent with that.”
Ticket sales are going well for South Africa’s marquee Test match with the weather forecast not only good but with hot, sunny weather predicted for the five days.
The Proteas have lost only one of their last 17 tests at Newlands.