Test opener Justin Langer is aiming to revitalise his summer in tomorrow's day-night cricket match between Western Australia and South Australia in Perth.
The ING Cup player of last season has failed to fire in recent Test series against minnows Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, scoring just 108 runs in four Tests at an average of 21.6.
"I'm looking forward to kick-starting my summer. It has not been a great start to the summer. There are various reasons for that, but I am looking forward to kick-starting from a personal point of view with some runs under my belt," he said.
WA captain Langer said a lack of match practice heading into the recent two-match series against the Africans had not helped his cause.
"It didn't seem to trouble Matty Hayden or Ricky Ponting too much, but everyone's preparation is different," he said.
"We had a long break leading into the Test series, I probably had 10 or 11 weeks before going straight into a Test match.
"I think that is something that has to be looked at in the programming."
Meanwhile, Redbacks captain Greg Blewett said his players just wanted to start erasing memories of their disastrous ING Cup campaign last season, which netted just one win from ten matches.
"Last season we just got into a bit of a rut. We were very competitive at the beginning of the season and then basically fell to pieces," he said.
"We were bowled out for scores of a hundred and things like that. I felt we completely lost confidence in that form of the game and it is the start of a new season and hopefully that is all forgotten."
Allrounder Mick Miller is in some doubt with a shoulder injury sustained in SA's 56-run Pura Cup win over the Warriors at the WACA Ground yesterday.
Blewett predicted all-rounders to be the major beneficiaries of Cricket Australia's move this summer to reduce the number of players from 12 to 11 in the domestic one-day competition.
"I think that is to get the allrounders back into the game because you could play the extra player with the 12, and that was generally a batsman or a strike bowler," he said.
"I think with 11 players now, that the allrounders are going to have to come back into it."
However, Langer and WA coach Wayne Clark thought the new "free-hit" rule would not be a major factor in the competition.
Under the new rule which has been used in English cricket, if a no-ball is bowled the batsman can only be dismissed by run out or interference on the next delivery.
"I am with Justin, it did not happen a lot when I was in England," the former Yorkshire coach said.
WA: Justin Langer (c), Michael Hussey, Jo Angel, Ryan Campbell, Beau Casson, Murray Goodwin, Shaun Marsh, Marcus North, Chris Rogers, Michael Thistle, Callum Thorp, Peter Worthington.
SA: Greg Blewett (c), Mark Cleary, John Davison, Shane Deitz, Callum Ferguson, Andy Flower, Mark Higgs, Ben Johnson, Graham Manou, Mick Miller, Paul Rofe, Shaun Tait.