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Steyn warns South Africa will be like `wild dogs` against Australia

Updated: Sep 06, 2016 23:54 IST

Johannesburg [South Africa], Sept 6 (ANI): South Africa pace spearhead Dale Steyn believes that his side's bowlers will be like a pack of "wild dogs" who will be ready to "wear down" Australia when they travel Down Under for a three-Test series in November.

The 33-year-old bowler, who grabbed eight wickets to dismantle New Zealand and win the decisive second Test at Centurion last week, also observed that South African bowling attack are more skilled than the dethroned world champions.

"You have to build pressure for long periods of time; wait for their mistake, because they do attack you," Steyn was quoted as saying by Sport24. "I feel our bowling line-up will perhaps be a bit more patient and skilled than theirs. Besides Josh Hazlewood, their attack is very conscious of attacking, wicket-taking. If you can bat well you can kind of get through it.

"Our attack . we are more like wild dogs: we wear you down, wear you down. But we are also very capable of breaking your back, and taking you down quickly. We've got the guys to do the job . we just need the right number to do it," the paceman added.

South Africa will play the opening Test match against Australia in Perth from November 3 before heading to Hobart and Adelaide for the second and third match respectively.

Before the Test series, the two nations will first clash later this month in a five-match one-day series in South Africa. (ANI)