Proteas to play a test for the first time without the experienced duo after their debut
South Africa and Australia will lock their horns on November 12 in the second test of the series at at Bellerive Oval in Hobart and it will be Proteas debut at the venue.
Moreover, It will be the first instance where South Africa will step into the field in a test match without AB De Villiers and Dale Steyn since the duo made their first appearance in test cricket against England in December 2004 at Port Elizabeth.
AB De Villiers is suffering an elbow injury, whereas, Dale Steyn fractured his shoulder during the first test of the ongoing series while bowling and he is likely to be out of action for six months.
In absence of their skipper, Faf Du Plessis led the side to a victory and they seem to be in a familiar territory as they have not lost a series in Australia since 2005-06.
Despite of missing De Villiers, getting Steyn injured in the second inning and poor form of Amla where he scored just 1 run in the two innings of the test match, South Africa managed to register a massive win by 177 runs.
Dean Elgar, JP Duminy, Quinton De Kock and Kagiso Rabada just outclassed the mighty Aussies in the first test to take a lead in the series of 1-0.
Australia will be hoping to bounce back in the second test with impressive show in all three aspects of the game. On the other hand, the visitors will be looking to keep their momentum going.