Proteas

Proteas bat first, three changes

2017-01-25 17:38
AB de Villiers (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Proteas have won the toss and will bat first in the third and deciding T20I against Sri Lanka at Newlands. 

Captain Farhaan Behardien had no hesitation in opting to make first use of the wicket under blue skies in Cape Town on Wednesday. 

AB de Villiers, as expected, returns to the side for his first international appearance in over six months. He comes in for Theunis de Bruyn. 

South Africa made two other changes with Cape Cobras seamer Dane Paterson included for his Proteas debut at the expense of Aaron Phangiso while Reeza Hendricks cracks the nod instead of Heino Kuhn at the top of the order. 

The series is tied at 1-1 after South Africa won a rain-affected clash in Pretoria before they came unstuck in Sunday's low-scoring Wanderers affair. 

Teams

South Africa

Reeza Hendricks, JJ Smuts, AB de Villiers, David Miller, Farhaan Behardien (captain), Mangaliso Mosehle, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dane Paterson, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir

Sri Lanka

Niroshan Dickwella, Upul Tharanga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Asela Gunaratne, Seekkuge Prasanna, Thikshila de Silva, Nuwan Kulasekera, Laskan Sandakan, Isuru Udana

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