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CRICKET: Proteas not taking lowly-ranked Windies for granted

Published:Wednesday | December 3, 2014 | 3:09 PM

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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