Duminy: Proteas on top of their game

The Proteas batsman says the team is confident ahead of the series against Australia.

South African cricketer JP Duminy. Picture: AFP.

CAPE TOWN - Proteas batsman JP Duminy says that although the Australian cricket team will arrive in South Africa riding a wave of confidence, the Proteas are also on top of their game.

South Africa will host the Aussies for a three-match Test series and a three-match T20 series in February and March.

The Australians land on South African shores fresh off a 5-0 demolition of England in the Ashes Series.

Duminy says the Proteas have been playing good cricket themselves.

"I think it's all good and well to say that Australia are peaking and that they are at the top of their game. But people forget that we have also just come off a Test-series win against India, who were ranked number two in the world at the time. So we'll take a lot of confidence out of that as well."

Duminy says the team won't get sucked into the hype ahead of the series.

"I think we've always been the team that quietly goes about their business, and we'll continue to do that. We won't try to put too much stuff out into the media and talk a lot. We'll just focus on what we know we can do, and focus on our skills and what we're trying to achieve as a team."