Cape Town - Faf du Plessis has been ruled out of the opening T20 International against New Zealand at Kingsmead on Friday due to the injury of a tendon in his left knee.
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AB de Villiers, the squad vice-captain, has won the toss and elected to bowl, with Morne van Wyk taking the gloves and opening the batting alongside Hashim Amla.
Du Plessis will be closely monitored in the next 48 hours before a call is made on his availability for the second match in Centurion on Sunday.
South Africa XI
AB de Villiers (captain), Hashim Amla, Morne van Wyk (wk), Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, David Wiese, Aaron Phangiso, Kyle Abbott, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel
Kane Williamson (captain), Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, George Worker, Grant Elliott, Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi (wkt), Nathan McCullum, Doug Bracewell, Adam Milne, Mitchell McClenaghan
Match Referee: Roshan Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
Standing Umpires: Shaun George & Johan Cloete
Third Umpire: Adrian Holdstock Fourth Umpire: Patrick Jele