Australian captain Michael Clarke has won the toss and elected to bat in the 2nd cricket Test against South Africa at the Adelaide Oval.
Typical Adelaide circumstances are anticipated and the wicket ought to play into the hands of the batting side for at least the 1st two days.
South Africa suffered some drama on match eve, with quick bowler Vernon Philander ruled out of the Test.
Philander woke up feeling out of kinds and rookie Rory Kleinveldt has been named in as his substitute.
With the a few-match series locked at – immediately after the 1st Check draw in Brisbane, the Adelaide clash will be pivotal in figuring out whether or not Australia can give themselves a likelihood of knocking off the Proteas from No.1 spot in the planet rankings.
Australian opener David Warner will be under massive strain to carry out but has an ideal chance to display the explosive touch he’s recognized for.
His companion at the best of the innings Ed Cowan will be eager to comply with up his maiden Check century at the Gabba with yet another massive score in Adelaide.
All eyes will be on Victorian Rob Quiney if he will get an early possibility to face the music.
Quiney looked promising on debut in Brisbane but eventually made just nine and was out hooking.
Australia are once again without vice-captain Shane Watson who succumbed to a calf injury on Wednesday.
The Proteas assault will be eager to make amends for an underwhelming displaying in Brisbane but will miss one particular of their most destructive weapons in Philander.
The appropriate-arm fast has manufactured an outstanding start to his Test profession after first bursting onto the scene towards Australia in South Africa final 12 months.
Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and Kleinveldt playing just his 2nd Check, will very likely have to function tough for benefits in the very first innings.
South Africa have picked spinner Imran Tahir for the Check, while batting all-rounder Faf du Plessis will make his debut for the injured JP Duminy.
Australia: Michael Clarke (capt), Ed Cowan, David Warner, Rob Quiney, Ricky Ponting, Mike Hussey, Matt Wade, James Pattinson, Peter Siddle, Ben Hilfenhaus, Nathan Lyon.
South Africa: Graeme Smith (capt), Alviro Petersen, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers, Jacques Rudolph, Faf du Plessis, Rory Kleinveldt, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, Morne Morkel.