South African batsman JP Duminy has reinforced the comments of his captain Hashim Amla in saying that the Proteas will be affording Zimbabwe complete respect as they prepare for their Test match in Harare.
Now they take on their neighbours in one Test beginning on Saturday (9th August) ahead of three One-Day Internationals.
"It’s another Test match and we are going to have to prepare the same way that we would for any Test match," Duminy said
"There is probably more emphasis on this Test match because the pressure will be on us to put in a big performance.
"We are up for the challenge, it's a representative game for your country so you have to take it seriously."
However, he said that the tourists are simply concentrating on winning the game and not getting ahead of themselves.
"It’s an international game, once you take your foot off the gas Mother Cricket finds you out very quickly," Duminy added.
"We are not going to try and win this Test match in three days. If we win the match in the last session of the last day it will still be a job well done.
"That is the mindset that we have to try and have; focusing on each session and each day, we can’t look too far ahead.
"You have to respect each and every team that you play agains.
"We respect Zimbabwe and by no means are we taking this game lightly, we have to make sure that we put in our best performance."
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