FIRED-UP PROTEA: Dean Elgar. Photo: MUZI NTOMBELA/BACKPAGEPIX

Dean Elgar wants a victory when he leads the Proteas as stand-in captain at the Wanderers on Friday.

South Africa may have the Test series against Pakistan wrapped 2-0 ahead of the 10.30 am start to the third and final clash, but Elgar warned his team that complacency will not be tolerated.

The opening batsman was all vuur en vlam, with regular captain Faf du Plessis suspended.

He says: “It’s a big message I gave to the squad. Even though we have the series in the bag, we can’t let it slip. We did here against India and it hurt quite a lot.

“It’s massive goal. We want to win every game this summer.

“It’s not a dead rubber. It’s an opportunity to get up the world rankings were we belong.

“They will come at us, but if we stick to out processes and plans, we’ll blow them out the water.”

The skipper also had some good news for Cape Cobras hopeful Zubayr Hamza, who is hoping to make his debut this weekend and become the 100th player to represent South Africa in Test cricket since readmission.

Elgar says there won’t be many changes to the side with Faf out and his looking for a top-order batsman to slot in.

The 31-year-old says: “The vacancy is where Faf was, we won’t shift out batting line-up around too much. I think the players who are here know their roles.”

Elgar’s opening batting partner Aiden Markram was also expected to shake off a thigh problem to come back into the side after missing the second innings at Newlands.

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