Cape Town – Zimbabwe have won the toss and have elected to bat first against South Africa in the third and final One-Day International at Boland Park in Paarl on Saturday.
du Plessis returned as captain for South Africa.
He was originally
ruled out of the series because of a shoulder injury suffered in Sri
Lanka in August but travelled and trained with the team when they won
the first two matches of the series under the captaincy of JP Duminy.
“The shoulder is as good as it can be,” he said.
“I’m tired of sitting on the side.”
skipper Hamilton Masakadza said the pitch looked better than those for
the previous matches, both of which were criticised for their uneven
“We hope to put some runs on the board,” he said.
looks a good one-day wicket,” said Du Plessis.
“It has been pretty easy
for the bowlers so far. Today they will probably need a little more
South Africa made three changes.
Du Plessis, fast bowler
Kagiso Rabada and left-arm wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi came in for Dean
Elgar, Christiaan Jonker and Lungi Ngidi.
Faf du Plessis (captain), Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks, JP
Duminy, Heinrich Klaasen (wkt), Khaya Zondo, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale
Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi
Hamilton Masakadza (captain), Solomon Mire, Brendan Taylor (wkt), Craig
Ervine, Sean Williams, Peter Moor, Elton Chigumbura, Brandon Mavuta,
Kyle Jarvis, Donald Tiripano, Tendai Chatara
Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZL), Shaun George (RSA)
TV umpire: Bongani Jele (RSA)
Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)