Amla looking for resurgence from Proteas


South Africa and England will be looking for a resurgence in the upcoming Test series after both teams come off disappointing series results in Asia, according to Proteas captain Hashim Amla.

England lost two-nil against Pakistan in the UAE while Amla's side were humiliated three-nil in a four-match Test series in India.

Amla also said that he and his team will take no notice of the fact that the visitors have looked good in the warm-up matches ahead of the first Test in Durban on Boxing Day.

The Three Lions beat a South Africa A side by an innings inside three days with all their batsmen getting runs while the bowlers looked in prime form.

Amla told reporters: "Both teams have come from losing previous tours. I think both teams are looking to start a resurgence again.

"The fact that they beat South Africa A, for me, I wouldn't place too much emphasis on it. We know that Test cricket is the ultimate and you can't replicate the pressures of test cricket.

"In international cricket there is always somebody under pressure so it's not a new thing that we are suddenly under pressure, it's just how it is in international cricket.

"Every game has a lot of consequences to it. At the start of this test series, all it takes is one good batting day to start a resurgence for our test team. The guys are used to it and are able to handle the pressure."