🏏 INDvSA – South Africa opt to bowl
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli(c), Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal
South Africa (Playing XI): JJ Smuts, Reeza Hendricks, Jean-Paul Duminy(c), David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, Heinrich Klaasen(w), Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Dane Paterson, Junior Dala, Tabraiz Shamsi
Virat Kohli: “We would’ve liked to bowl as well. We can look to capitalize on their batting line-up which hasn’t done well yet and we need to capitalize well on that. Shardul replaces Bumrah since he has some abdominal stiffness. Shardul has done well for us, has good memories here and he hits the deck hard. He’s excited to perform well here. We want to seize the opportunity, and we need to continue the same cricket as we played in the ODIs.”
JP Duminy: “We’ll bowl first. Strangely batting first has been better. But with the rain around I think it will swing. Hopefully we can get a few wickets up front. Same XI for us. We need to improve our basic discipline especially in the field and we are going to treat this like a semi-final and effectively a final at Cape Town after this.