Australian netball captain Natalie von Bertouch says the Quad Series match against South Africa on Wednesday night is a perfect opportunity to finetune combinations ahead of facing fierce rivals New Zealand on the weekend.
Australia made an early statement, opening the inaugural series with an emphatic 64-40 triumph over England in Adelaide on Sunday while the South Africans suffered the opposite fate, getting trashed by the Kiwis 63-27.
And Diamonds midcourt linchpin von Bertouch is expecting to come up against a fired-up South Africa hungry for a win, with New Zealand to then battle England in a Test match double-header at Newcastle's Entertainment Centre.
"I think they'll come out fighting, no team likes to lose by that margin," said von Bertouch.
"So I'm confident they'll come out and really fight hard against us and want to prove a point. We'll be expecting that."
Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander made two changes when naming the 12-player squad on Tuesday night, with Kim Green overcoming a foot injury and debutant Chanel Gomes included in place of defender Bianca Chatfield and Caitlin Thwaites.
"Bianca has been rested for load management reasons to make sure that she gets through the six Test matches, but we're thrilled for Chanel, who's been named in her first Diamonds team," Alexander said.
"With Kim recovering from her foot injury, we had to make the decision who was going to miss out so we opted to stick with our four shooters who did the job for us on Sunday (against England)."
Australia have never lost to South Africa in 28 previous Tests, the last of which was contested in March 2005.
Caitlin Bassett, Erin Bell, Madison Browne, Rebecca Bulley, Catherine Cox (vice-capt), Renae Hallinan, Mo'onia Gerrard, Chanel Gomes, Kim Green, Chelsea Pitman, Susan Pratley, Natalie von Bertouch (capt)