Cape Town - The Proteas will bowl first in the 1st ODI against Zimbabwe at the Diamond Oval on Kimberley.
Stan-in captain JP Duminy, who is filling in for the injured Faf du Plessis, won the toss on Sunday morning and had no hesitation in opting to chase.
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Christiaan Jonker will make his ODI debut in the side while Dean Elgar returns for the first time since 2015.
Dale Steyn, meanwhile, misses out.
Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks, JP Duminy (captain), Heinrich Klaasen, Christiaan Jonker, Wiaan Mulder, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Lungi Ngidi
Solomon Mire, Hamilton Masakadza (captain), Brendan Taylor, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Peter Moor, Elton Chigumbura, Brandon Mavuta, Kyle Jarvis, Wellington Masakadza, Tendai Chatara