will present a very different challenge to what the Proteas experienced at the WACA where they had the better of the conditions. A usually lively pitch in the first hour or so but then it settles into a flat and even batting strip making it batsmen friendly. Known to spin in a five-day test it's going to be interesting to see what the Curator has prepared for a one-dayer . Our Maharaj would enjoy the conditions but I'm not sure if he's part of the touring group, that said I wonder why Gibson persists with the club standard, Shamsi.
Once again the coin toss is of vital importance.