Proteas

Kepler expects ‘lively’ Wanderers track

2016-01-09 09:12
Kepler Wessels (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Former South African cricket captain Kepler Wessels expects the Proteas to field four pace bowlers in the third Test against England at the Wanderers next week.

England currently lead the four-Test series 1-0 courtesy of their 241-run win in the Boxing Day Test in Durban.

The New Year’s Test at Newlands ended in a draw after both teams scored more than 600 runs in their first innings in batsman-friendly conditions.

Wessels though expects a more lively surface at the Wanderers and he has predicted that the Proteas will pick four pace-men.

“The third Test at the Wanderers is a must win for South Africa. Hopefully the surface at the Wanderers will be lively enough to produce a result,” Wessels wrote in his SuperSport column.

“I would imagine that the Proteas will play four quick bowlers at the Wanderers. Kyle Abbott will be fit but Dale Steyn is unlikely to play. Should conditions be seamer-friendly (off-spinner) Dane Piedt may be unlucky and miss out.

“This will mean Dean Elgar doing the job of the fifth bowler. That will give South Africa their best chance of bowling England out twice and levelling the series.”

Wessels, who also played Test cricket for Australia, expects an entertaining clash at the ‘Bullring’.

“England should be unchanged barring injury. We are in for a thrill at the Wanderers. Both teams will be desperate for a win.”

CLICK HERE to read Wessels's full column on SuperSport.com.

Read more on:    england  |  proteas  |  kepler wessels  |  cricket
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
19 August 2016
South Africa v New Zealand, Durban 10:00
27 August 2016
South Africa v New Zealand, Centurion 10:00
25 September 2016
South Africa v Ireland, Benoni 10:00
Previous Results

Date Match Result
Vote

Should Proteas coach Russell Domingo stay - or go - as national coach?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

As the Absa Premiership nears the Christmas break, a little over half the season remains. Who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Which teams will be relegated? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.