PERTH, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 31: Joe Mennie of Australia faces the media before an Australia nets session at WACA on October 31, 2016 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/Getty Images)

Australian paceman Joe Mennie says he is eager to show South Africa what he is made of, following a disappointing international debut with the ODI side.

Mennie made his one-day international debut last month against South Africa in Johannesburg, finishing with 0-82 from 10 overs, the worst figures ever record by an Australian on his ODI debut.

But the South Australian, who is set to make his Test debut in Hobart on Saturday, says he wants to prove to the Proteas that he can match it with the world's best.

"It was a tough induction," Mennie said.

"You can bowl what you bowl but your good balls are going to go for four or six. They are good quality batsman on good pitches.

"I was disappointed after the first one. I thought I started not too bad in my debut game but then I fell away a bit and lost my way."

The 27-year-old has 120 first-class wickets at an average of 28 over 34 matches.

Mennie says he is looking forward to bowling on the Hobart wicket.

"I know the conditions and the venue, and if I do get the chance it will help," Mennie said.

"There's a little bit there for the bowlers if you bend your back and give it a chance.

"It's generally been a pretty good wicket to bowl on. Last couple of years it's been a pretty decent batting track.

"But nothing really changes from my point of view with my bowling – it's line and length stuff. Day in, day out."