6 Mar 2012

South African used to playing against former countrymen

6:40 pm on 6 March 2012

The South African cricketers are getting used to playing against their former countrymen says Proteas skipper Graeme Smith.

The Central Districts wicketkeeper Kruger van Wyk will make his test debut against the country of his birth tomorrow having been named in the New Zealand for the first test in Dunedin.

Van Wyk moved to moved to New Zealand six years ago from Pretoria and replaces BJ Watling, who's failed a fitness test on his injured hip.

Van Wyk will come up against several players he came through the South African system alongside but Smith says they'll have to forget about that history.

Four players in last test England played against Pakistan last month were born in South Africa - Kevin Pieterson, Andrwe Strauss, Jonathon Trott and Mat Prior.