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'Aussie attack as good as Proteas'

Australia's Alex Doolan says the Aussie bowlers are as good as their Proteas counterparts.

Australia's paceman Mitchell Johnson tosses a ball while approaching his bowling mark during day three of the first Ashes cricket Test match between England and Australia at the Gabba Cricket Ground in Brisbane on November 23, 2013. Source: AFP

CAPE TOWN - Australian top order batsman Alex Doolan says the Aussie bowling attack is equally as good as the Proteas' acclaimed bowling options.

Doolan, who has been named in the 15-man Test squad which will tour South Africa in February and March, said the Australian attack shouldn't be underestimated, especially after the dominating performance the bowlers delivered in the 5-0 trouncing of England in the Ashes.

"I think the Australian attack of the last three months, and even in England, showed that they are a world-class attack. The way they dismantled the English top order was absolutely sensational, so I think if any team is rivalling the South African attack, it's certainly us."

Doolan added that he's ready to face the likes of Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander in South Africa.

"I've been watching them for a fair bit, probably for about the last eight years. I know their game pretty well. Whether that means I can adjust to it, who knows, and time will tell I guess. But I'll be well prepared going into the start of the tour."