'Cautious' Amla keeping things 'simple' in preparations for Test series against Oz
Veteran South African batsman Hashim Amla has said that he is keeping things simple in his preparations for South Africa's three-Test series against Australia starting at SuperSport Park on Wednesday following a poor run of form against India.
Amla, who scored just 43 runs in the two recent Tests against India, was out twice not offering a shot, and had a top score of 36.
However, the batsman said that no radical change would be necessary as he will try his best not to get 'freakishly' out again, adding that he will just try to keep his tactics simple for the series against Australia as simplicity had worked for him over the last few years.
Although South Africa has not beaten Australia at home since re-admission, Amla said that the statistic would be enough to get the dressing room fired up as they have tasted success in the last few series against Australia, adding that it would be nice to translate that success into a home series.
Even though Australia had been ruthless against England in their 5-0 Ashes victory in Australia, Amla said that his team knows what to expect from their opponents, adding that the departure of Jacques Kallis from the Test arena has given the team a different dynamic and approach.
(Posted on 11-02-2014)