It’s a must-win game for India, and KL Rahul hoped the pitch will get slower at the match progresses
Toss India chose to bat vs South Africa
Bavuma said they wanted to bat first too but he was confident there would be a “little opportunity” for the bowlers in the first hour.
It was another hot day in Paarl, and the temperature could get close to 40 degrees Celsius later in the day.
South Africa: 1 Quinton de Kock (wk), 2 Janneman Malan, 3 Temba Bavuma (capt), 4 Aiden Markram, 5 Rassie van der Dussen, 6 David Miller, 7 Andile Phehlulwayo, 8 Sisanda Magala, 9 Keshav Maharaj, 10 Lungi Ngidi, 11 Tabraiz Shamsi
India: 1 KL Rahul (capt), 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Shreyas Iyer, 5 Rishabh Pant (wk), 6 Venkatesh Iyer, 7 R Ashwin, 8 Shardul Thakur, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal
Vishal Dikshit is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo