Bouncy wickets, explosive batsmen and lots of fast bowling - there are many things that unite the way South Africa and Australia play their cricket, and its why the two teams have given us many epic series over the years. Since their readmission, South Africa had to spend many years getting close to the Aussies before being blown away. But then, Graeme Smith’s side turned the tables, and beat the Australians at home not once, but twice. However, Smith’s all-conquering side has now slowly come apart, as retirements and regeneration takes place. While South Africa are still a strong side, they’ve lost their once untouchable status at the top of the Test pile. Instead, they’ve had some pretty tough wake-up calls. Australia have become truly woeful when playing away at home, but like most teams in this era they are extremely strong at home. Steven Smith’s side has endured some tough tours of Asia, but now they’re ready to return the favour. With South Africa also suffering some injuries, this ongoing series promises to be spectacular.