South African pacer Vernon Philander has reiterated that they are keen on whitewashing India when they take on the visitors in the third Test at Wanderers.
"It is just another game of cricket for us, but we do want to win each and every single game we play. So, it doesn't matter that the Test series has already been won, we want to win all three matches," Philander was quoted as saying in an NDTV report.
"The emphasis is on preparation, and doing it well today and tomorrow. We want to win this Test as well. There are no dead rubber games for us. We want to prepare as well as we can and be ready for Wednesday. We want to regain the no.1 Test ranking and so we want to win each and every single Test. There are no dead rubbers when we play," he added.
As for the pitch at Wanderers, he stated, "I haven't looked at the pitch yet, but normally there is pace and bounce at the Wanderers. Our roles always differ on different types of surfaces. I play with understanding of my role in the side. Last game I had to keep it tight from one end. So I haven't looked at this one yet, but my role will change if conditions present themselves.”
--By A Cricket Correspondent