Morkel had a decent Test series in England picking 19 wickets in 4 games.
The compromise over the itinerary of the Indian team due to their hectic home season left a gap for the traditional Boxing Day Test in South Africa.
My philosophy over the next two years is taking the Proteas back to the top of the (Test) pile first of all: Gibson
Mushfiqur Rahim believes that there is enough ammunition in the squad to win games despite the absence of Shakib.
It would be, however, interesting to see if they give an opportunity to new Test teams - Ireland and Afghanistan.
We’re not going to set an artificial timeline for Dale Steyn: SA Team Manager
Philander is expected to start the second and final Test which begins on October 6.
India will depart for South Africa tour later than planned due to the hectic home season.
Bangladesh will play 2 Tests, 3 ODIs and 2 T20Is on their tour to South Africa.
"The PCB made a big effort and if they continue to do so then things will only improve,” he quoted.