South Africa will be touring New Zealand to participate in the three match test series in 2017. A hot and rollicking contest awaits the viewers as they the two teams would be contesting with the bat and ball. Dale Steyn could be the key however how much he would be effective in New Zealand is a million dollar question. Small grounds give full value of money to the shots and in the Kiwi side there are plenty of big hitters to dent the confidence of the saffers.
In the bowling department Southee along with Trent Boult can cause maximum damages to the tourists as he has the capacity to pitch the ball at impeccable line and length to deliver the maximum results. If Corey Anderson Chips in, Proteas can get into trouble however the middle order of the tourist seems to be quite stable and has the potential to notch up big scores every now and then.
Even if Quinton De Cock and Hashim Amla fail to fair, the South African team has enough power in the batting in the form of FAF Du Plesis to put the innings back on track. Saffers should be wary of Doug Brace well who can bowl straight and fast without any respite. As far as the bowling attack is concerned, Morkel would be the lynchpin as he can get the ball rise to an awkward bounce and take wickets in an easy and hassle free manner.
In addition, the South African team also consists of Imran tahir who can bowl leg break capable of breaking partnership on the spot and turning the series on its head. To be honest, both teams are well balanced with kiwis slightly favorites because they have the home advantage however count saffers out at your own peril.