However, it remains undecipherable whether or not Amla will make it back in time for the second Test starting in UAE from October 23.
Amla, ranked at the number one batsman in Test rankings by ICC, made 118 in the first Test which Pakistan won by seven wickets on Thursday.
But Amla said South Africa will be prepared for the next match. “We’ll likely have a few net sessions, but the biggest change will be mental,” Amla said prior to his departure. “We know where we went wrong and this team is without a dubiety a fantastic team. We take a lot of pride from our performance and this loss hurt, we set high standards for ourselves.”
The Proteas will not add a player to the current squad in the absence of Amla.