South Africa are on the back foot, will miss Jacques Kallis: David Warner

Even though the Proteas feature some of the most established and successful run-scorers in cricket, Warner believes the South Africans are ripe for the picking.

updated: January 07, 2014 13:44 IST
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Sydney: Australia plan to use the same intimidatory tactics that unravelled England in next month's tour of South Africa, opening batsman David Warner said on Tuesday.

Warner claims members of South Africa's top-ranked team are "on the back foot as players" and will miss newly-retired Jacques Kallis in the three-Test tour in the republic.

He said a combination of sledging and thunderbolts from express paceman Mitchell Johnson unhinged England's experienced batsmen in the Ashes, with Alastair Cook, Ian Bell and Kevin Pietersen all averaging under 30 in the 5-0 series annihilation.

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