CRICKET: Proteas not taking lowly-ranked Windies for granted
South Africa's captain Hashim Alma says his team will not underestimate West Indies when the series against the Caribbean side gets underway in two weeks.
The eighth-ranked West Indies player comes into the series with six losses from their last 10 Tests, but Amla believes the touring West Indies side will provide a good contest for the Proteas.
The first test match of their tour begins on December 17 in Centurion.
Amla says West Indies have a lot of explosive power and they play colourful and exciting cricket and there is no reason to hold them in any lighter esteem.
South Africa have come off a 4-1 One-Day International (ODI) series loss away against Australia last month.
However, Amla is optimistic that their 50-over struggles against the Aussies will not return to haunt them against their West Indian rivals.
The second test starts on Boxing Day, December 26; the final test is due to start January 2 at Capetown while three Twenty20s and five ODIs will follow.
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