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.

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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.

Teams:

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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