The five ODI series between both teams would be played in New Zealand against the amazing surroundings of mountains and valleys. A keenly fought series is in the offing as Saffers would be gearing to notch a win over the Kiwis. With Quinton De cock opening the innings and Hashim Amla supporting him, the Proteas will test the mettle of the opposition bowling attack. They have enough experience in their ranks to rankle the home batting line up. For instance, Dale Steyn can be handful on the fast pitches of New Zealand with appreciable swing and bounce.
Kane Williamson on his part will have to lead by examples as he is extremely talented to notch up big score. Bowlers with the likes of Tim Southee would be handful on the swinging pitch because he can bowl fast and expose the deficiencies of the batsmen. In addition, Adam Milne will his fast in swinging deliveries can rattle the stumps when least expected.
Luke Ronchi behind the wicket can play an important role in taking catches and also inducing stumping. He is a useful batsman ready to play big shots in order to increase the scoring rate. Add Corey Anderson to the mix and you have a side ready to take on the best of the best in the game.
For South Africans, Du Plesis and David Miller would be anchoring the middle order as both have ample experience in playing in alien conditions. Pitch will not pose any problem for the saffers but they need to be mentally tough and attack the opposition from the word go. Planning a defensive strategy against the Kiwis can back fire because they have huge big hitters in their ranks to take the match away from the opposition in a jiffy. All in all an interesting test series is on the cards.