ICC Champions Trophy

Proteas ask India to bat

2013-06-06 11:10
AB de Villiers (Gallo)
Cardiff - South Africa's captain AB de Villiers won the toss and sent India in to bat in the opening match of the Champions Trophy in Cardiff on Thursday.


The Proteas, choosing to bowl in overcast conditions, were as expected without the services of premier fast bowler Dale Steyn due to a side strain suffered during a warm-up match.

India went in with five frontline bowlers, two of them spinners in Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, and promoted Rohit Sharma to open the batting.


India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik, Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma.

South Africa: AB de Villiers (captain), Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Colin Ingram, Rory Kleinveldt, Ryan McLaren, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Robin Peterson, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.

Umpires: Ian Gould (ENG) and Bruce Oxenford (AUS)

TV umpire: Richard Kettleborough (ENG)

Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)


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