Batsman Hashim Amla is eager to see South Africa's success in Australia converted into triumph at home, come this month's three-match Test series.

Amla proved instrumental during December 2012's one-nil series win, scoring a fine century in the first match in Brisbane and a near double ton in the decider in Perth.

2008, too, brought the talented right-hander a string of key innings en route to a two-one series win in Melbourne and surrounds.

"We've played against Australia with the same bowling attack. There won't be much difference in how we approach this series," said Amla.

"In the last few series, we've had some good success over Australia away. It would be nice to translate that into a good series at home this time. I don't think it's felt different to when we've played Australia before."

All-rounders Ryan McLaren and Wayne Parnell have been recalled to a squad minus the services of the veteran Jacques Kallis, who retired from Test match cricket earlier this year - but remains available for the ODI and T20I teams.

"We're not going to replace Jacques and we know that. It has given the team a different dynamic and a different way of approaching things. It will be quite exciting. We will have a different type of flavour."

The first Test will be played in Centurion, where superb stroke play and solid shot selection has brought the right-handed Amla 678 runs in nine innings, including three centuries and four half tons.

"As a batsman you keep things the same wherever you play. You assess the pitch on the day, the tempo of the game and the circumstances on which you are going to be batting. Sometimes the game of cricket requires a combination of many things to succeed," he concluded.