SA look to Petersen to mend Test batting woes against West Indies

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SA look to Petersen to mend Test batting woes against West Indies

Proteas have got past 300 just twice in their last 19 Test innings and will be looking to improve that stat

Nick Said

SA will hand a debut to middle-order batsman Keegan Petersen as they look for solutions to a brittle top six line-up in the first Test of a two-match series against West Indies in Saint Lucia on Thursday.

The tourists have a dominant record against their hosts, who have won only three of their previous 28 matches, though recent Tests have been rare with this only the second series in a decade.

Ailing SA have got past 300 just twice in their last 19 Test innings having lost a number of stalwart batsmen to international retirement, including most recently Faf du Plessis after their 2-0 series defeat in Pakistan in February...

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