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S. Africa opts to bowl in series-decider against India, Virat misses out
Cape Town: Winning the toss, South Africa has invited India to bat in the series-decider third T20 International of the three-match series at the Newlands here on Saturday.
Rohit Sharma will be seen leading Men in Blue as Virat Kohli has missed out due to stiff back.
India has made three changes as Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel and Jasprit Bumrah replaced Virat Kohli, Yuzvendra Chahal and Jaydev Unadkat respectively.
For Proteas, Jonker has made his debut and Phangiso has been included in the playing XI. KK Smuts and Dane Paterson have missed out.
South Africa (Playing XI): Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Jean-Paul Duminy(c), Heinrich Klaasen(w), Farhaan Behardien, Christiaan Jonker, Andile Phehlukwayo, Aaron Phangiso, Chris Morris, Junior Dala, Tabraiz Shamsi
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni(w), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Axar Patel