AB de Villiers & Quinton de Kock are expected to recover from their knee and wrist injuries in time to be in contention for the series against Australia, beginning on the 1st of March. The participation of captain Faf du Plessis & middle-order batsman Temba Bavuma remains doubtful.
Premier pacer, Dale Steyn who has a hamstring issue won't be available till the 3rd Test on March 22nd against the Aussies.
"We've obviously had a lot of senior guys out injured and it's had an effect," Moosajee said. "But we are sure AB and Quinton will be ready for the first Test and we are hopeful Faf will be. When he was diagnosed [on February 2] we knew he would require four to six weeks recovery time, which takes us, at the earliest, to the first week in March. So we have to take it on a week-by-week basis and see how he is progressing. The same with Temba, though he might be out for a week more than Faf, " South Africa's team manager, Mohammed Moosajee has been quoted as saying.