In the previous match in Chatsworth, Daryn Dupavillon skittled out the Western Province team under cloudy skies and KwaZulu-Natal did not need to chase down a big score.
The Western Province team has selected Isaac Dikgale as wicketkeeper-batsman. He has worked tirelessly with the wicket-keeping consultant Ezra Poole to improve his skills.
"He struck a good half-century against KwaZulu-Natal and a big score is just around the corner," said Adams.
"Luke Philander as spinner is a welcome addition to the squad and will strengthen the bowling attack with Renaldo Meyer, Dill and Ntini," said Adams.
Adams expects a sporting wicket and it would be vital for Province to get a substantial first-innings lead to set up a possible win for the visitors in the match, starting on Thursday.
Makaka made his first-class debut in a winning performance by Western Province against Northern Cape last year.
He is a member of the South African U19 team which will do battle with India shortly.
Province has also drafted the leg-spinner Junaid Dawood into the squad. Dawood played a pivotal role last season in the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras’ win against the Hollywoodbets Dolphins.
The Western Province squad is: Michael Cohen, Junaid Dawood, Isaac Dikgale, Justin Dill, Matthew Kleinveldt, Andre Malan (capt), Bonga Makaka, Renaldo Meyer, Neo Mlumbi, Mihali Mpongwana, Jack Newby, Thando Ntini, Luke Philander.