Netball coach Unaisi Rokoura remains realistic of the Pearls' chances of beating Malawi during a two-Test match series in November.
Today, Rokoura will conduct a fitness test on her players before mapping a plan for the series.
Malawi is ranked fifth in the world behind New Zealand, Australia, England and Jamaica.
Being ranked seventh, Rokoura said it would be a huge test for her girls at the Vodafone Arena on November 2-4.
"This is a big test for the girls and we will be realistic towards it," Rokoura said.
"It is a chance to gauge our performance against one of the top five teams in the world and we are thankful for the opportunity."
Rokoura said winning the Pacific Netball Series was history.
She said the Malawi series would be another level.
"I thank the girls for their patience all this time," the former national centre said.
"We will have a fitness test tomorrow (today), from there we will see what we should work on.
"This series will definitely be a tough one for the girls."
Rokoura has drafted under-21 reps Afa and Ana Rusivakula, and Jane Costello into the national team.