Cape Town - Proteas batting coach Neil McKenzie says that the Australian bowling line-up does not possess a 'fear factor' ahead of the upcoming Test series against South Africa in November.
That despite the fact that Mitchell Starc is fit and ready to play his part at the WACA in the first Test on November 3.
"I don't think it's the fear factor, it's more most of the guys are worried about losing their wicket, not about the fear factor," McKenzie was quoted as saying on the Cricket Australia website.
The Australians had a lack of pace, McKenzie said, but that did not mean that they would not pose a threat.
"But the bowlers are still quality, can still get you out and can still win Test matches for their country, so they have still got to respect whatever comes out there," he said.
"You don't have to look too far past most of the guys' stats, I know they have five or six seamers up for selection, they're all quality seamers."
McKenzie played in 58 Tests for the Proteas between 2000 and 2009, averaging 37.39.