Duminy suggests change in strategy

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All-rounder JP Duminy has suggested South Africa will open the bowling with a spinner, come Wednesday's tri-series ODI against Australia at the Harare Sports Club.

All-rounder JP Duminy has suggested South Africa will open the bowling with a spinner, come Wednesday's tri-series ODI against Australia at the Harare Sports Club.

Zimbabwe's seamers copped plenty of expensive against the Australians in the tournament opener on Monday, while slow bowlers Sean Williams and Prosper Utseya and gathered a semblance of cheap economy.

"The wicket in Harare is a lot slower, so it might be a strategy that we might try and use. Our strength has always been our pace attack, we are going to rely on that no matter what conditions we are faced with. The great thing about our seam attack is that they can adapt to all conditions, so it will be a good challenge for us," said Duminy.

The left-handed Duminy, who cherished a string of quickfire cameos and snared a handful of key wickets in the three-ODI series against Zimbabwe earlier this month, is anticipating a staunch test from the Aussies. Australia are currently at the top of the International Cricket Council's ODI rankings, while the Proteas are flanked by India and Sri Lanka in third position.

"This is the pinnacle of cricket, you want to play against the best in the world, so we are looking forward to it. It is not going to be any easy challenge, they have a lot of match-winners and we will need to find a way to curb them," he added.

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