The Proteas have won the toss and decided to bat in the first Test at Newlands.
The Proteas have opted for a bowling attack of four seamers and a spinner. Dale Steyn will make his first Test appearance since November 2016.
Faf du Plessis has recovered from a viral infection and will lead the side. Quinton de Kock (hamstring) has also been cleared to play. As a result, South Africa come into this clash with a powerful batting lineup.
South Africa – 1. Dean Elgar, 2. Aiden Markram, 3. Hashim Amla, 4. AB de Villiers, 5. Faf du Plessis (c), 6. Quinton de Kock, 7. Vernon Philander, 8. Keshav Maharaj, 9. Kagiso Rabada, 10.Dale Steyn, 11.Morne Morkel
India – 1. Shikhar Dhawan, 2. Murali Vijay, 3. Cheteshwar Pujara, 4. Virat Kohli (c), 5. Rohit Sharma, 6. Wriddhiman Saha, 7. Hardik Pandya, 8. Ravichandran Ashwin, 9. Mohammed Shami, 10. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 11. Jasprit Bumrah
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