Cape Town - Proteas captain AB de Villiers won the toss and
chose to bowl on Tuesday in the first one-day cricket international against
New Zealand at the Bay Oval.
The match is the first of a three-match series and
marks the start of both team's preparations for the World Cup in New
Zealand and Australia next year. It is the first of 17 one-day
internationals New Zealand will play before their opening World Cup
match next February.
South Africa next travels to Australia for five one-dayers and three Twenty20 internationals.
De Villiers said "we're here to win.
"I feel we've got
the best opportunity bowling first, maybe get a few wickets in the first
10 and put New Zealand under a bit of pressure."
James Neesham, Martin Guptill, Dean Brownlie, Brendon McCullum, Tom Latham, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi, Daniel Vettori, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Trent Boult
Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, Rilee Rossouw, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Ryan McLaren, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel