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Posted on | July 24, 2012 | 4 Comments
My advice to England is they should not get carried away with their one-day demolition of Australia.
Don’t get sloppy and think you only have to turn up to win. If we are over-confident we will lose to South Africa in the three-Test series that begins on Thursday.
We played well and deserved to beat Australia but remember they were playing out of season. Some of them had not had competitive cricket for a while, and on top of that injuries hurt them.
South Africa are a good, well-balanced side and our biggest rivals now for the No 1 slot. In seam bowling and batting there is nothing to choose between the sides.
We have to be at our best. They can beat us. They have enough talent. But it is not an easy call picking a winner from a mouth-watering series. This is the first time for a while in England it has been hard to say who is going to win.
Where we do score a slight advantage over South Africa is in spin bowling and wicketkeeping. Matt Prior is a key component.