Playing against the country he debuted against back in 2008, JP Duminy will hope to replicate the stunning form that helped launch his career.
Noted as a talented middle order batsman, Duminy was called into the South African squad for the Test match at the WACA in 2008. On debut, and chasing a record 414 for victory, Duminy showed maturity beyond his years to score an unbeaten half century and hit the winning runs.
He followed that performance with an epic 166 at the MCG, which ultimately sealed the historic series victory.
T20 lovers will remember his incredible catch to dismiss David Hussey, which involved the South African speedster sprinting back with the flight of the ball to take a truly remarkable one-handed screamer.
Duminy’s terrific summer of cricket earned him a huge contract with IPL franchise the Mumbai Indians, and he has continued to blossom in the format ever since.
After finding himself in and out of the Test side in recent times, the classy left-hander will be hoping for some big runs on home soil to cement his place.
Duminy has been a regular in the South African ODI side, having represented his nation at two World Cups. A solid average of 39.27 has been highlighted by his versatility, which has seen him bat virtually anywhere in the middle-order.
While he is more known for his batting and energetic fielding, Duminy is a more than handy spin bowler, who offers plenty of assistance for his pace bowlers. A career best 3/67 suggests he can be used as a long term option if selectors opt for four fast bowlers on the faster Australian decks.