The new Proteas all-rounder may only come in at number seven, but he does take regular wickets.
One-day skipper AB de Villiers noted that he wants his team to find confidence before the triangular series in Australia.
With nothing to lose, Zimbabwe will fight for nothing less than a win, says Test captain Brendan Taylor.
Following his worst and last series, Jacques Kallis has retired before what would have been his sixth World Cup.
The team has proved it has a core of great players, despite the loss of Smith and Kallis.
At the moment, the brand is lacking although "Figjam" Dean Elgar might just fit the bill.
It is the turn of bowling coach Allan Donald to enforce some free-thinking and adaptability on his troops.
Why Tahir is so expensive and ineffective in Tests but a wicket-taker in limited-overs cricket.
Tucking into shellfish requires skill and they hold many surprises, not unlike the Sri Lankan team.
Hashim Amla's appointment as SA's Test cricket captain is likely to be ratified next week in a surprise turnaround from his usual reluctance to lead.