Proteas opt to bat in first Test

2015-07-21 06:31
Hashim Amla (Gallo Images)

Chittagong - The Proteas have won the toss and elected to bat in the first Test match against Bangladesh at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Tuesday.

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Stiaan van Zyl moves up the order to fill the opener position left vacant after the retirement of Alviro Petersen last season, while Temba Bavuma slots into the number five position in the absence of AB de Villiers.

The two-match series against Bangladesh is the start of a bumper Test season for the No 1 ranked Proteas, and includes four matches in India and four against England at home.  


Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Litton Das, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Mahmudullah, Taijul Islam, Jubair Hossain, Mohammad Shahid, Mustafizur Rahman.

South Africa: Hashim Amla (captain), Stiaan van Zyl, Dean Elgar, Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis, JP Duminy, Quinton de Kock, Morne Morkel, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Simon Harmer.

Umpires: Richard Kettleborough (ENG) and Joel Wilson (WI)

Third umpire: Paul Reiffel (AUS)

Match referee: Chris Broad (ENG)

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