Durban - Upon his return, AB de Villiers won the toss for the Proteas and
chose to bat first against West Indies in the opening match of their
One-Day International series at Kingsmead in Durban on Friday.
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clash is the first of a five-game series between the two countries as
they wind down preparations for the World Cup in Australia and New
Zealand starting next month.
The Proteas have been boosted by the
return of captain De Villiers, together with Hashim Amla, Dale Steyn,
Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander after having been rested for the T20
International series which South Africa lost 2-1.
who have not beaten the Proteas in their 13 previous ODI meetings dating
back to 2006, have a new captain at the helm in the form of all-rounder
They are also boosted by the inclusion of the mercurial Chris Gayle after he was rested in the final T20 match on Wednesday.Teams:
South Africa: Hashim Amla, Rilee Rossouw, Faf du Plessis, Jean-Paul Duminy, AB de Villiers (captain), David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir
West Indies: Dwayne Smith, Chris Gayle, Leon Johnson, Marlon Samuels, Denesh Ramdin, Jonathan Carter, Darren Sammy, Andre Russell, Jason Holder (captain), Jerome Taylor, Sulieman Benn
Referees: Johan Cloete (Umpire), Sundaram Ravi (Umpire), Steve Davis (TV umpire), Chris Broad (Match referee)