South African captain Graeme Smith says his team is very experienced and had discussed their strengths to play hard cricket. He said there is a lot of respect for the game and the opposition and he hopes it will show in the series.
About the wicket, Smith said it should be a normal wanderer’s wicket and should be a feat for the pacers and that it will tough on Imran Tahir if he misses out.
Pacer Morne Morkel also stressed the importance of missing icon Sachin Tendulkar he said “ Sachin was a batsman who could bat for a long time. And he put the bowlers and the opposition under pressure by batting for a long time. He was the rock for their batting. He could bat with the top-order and the middle order both,” said Morkel two days ahead of the first Test.
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