South Africa have not asked for quick pitches to be prepared for their four-test series against Australia, which starts in Durban on Thursday after the ploy backfired just over a month ago, captain Faf du Plessis said on Wednesday.
"I learnt my lesson," Du Plessis told a news conference after his call for groundsmen to prepare pacey wickets in the three-test series against India in January saw South Africa lose by 63 runs in the last test at The Wanderers.
The pitch was also criticised by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
"Obviously, when you're playing against a sub-continent team (Asian), you try to get an advantage somehow but Australia and South Africa are two similar teams," said Du Plessis.
"We play in the same conditions. There's nothing different that we are expecting. We both will play on what we get. We've not asked for anything specific."
The wicket for the opening test at Kingsmead is expected to be slow.
When and where will be the South Africa vs Australia Test series be played?
The South Africa vs Australia Test series will be played from 1 March to 3 April in South Africa.
Where do I watch the matches live on television?
In India, SONY Pictures Networks India hold the broadcast rights for the South Africa vs Australia Test series. SONY SIX and SONY SIX HD will broadcast all the four Test matches. The first Test at Kingsmead in Durban will start at 1.30 pm IST.
Where can I watch the live streaming of the matches?
The South Africa vs Australia Test series can be live streamed on the SonyLiv app.
With inputs from Reuters