South Africa win toss, bowl first v England

South Africa have won the toss and sent England in to bat in the first of three ODIs between the sides at Newlands.

Playing their first one-day match since becoming world champions in July, England have a somewhat new look having opted to rest Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler ahead of the three T20Is against South Africa starting next week.

Tom Banton and Matt Parkinson have been handed their ODI caps and, on the opposite side of the spectrum, Chris Woakes will play his 100th one-day international.

South Africa are also sporting a different vibe with Quinton de Kock as captain, while Lungi Ngidi is making his return from a hamstring tear that kept him out of the Test series, won by England 3-1. The hosts have handed debuts to Jon-Jon Smuts and Lutho Sipamla.

Play is set to get under way in hot, sunny conditions on a pitch that is expected to be flat.

South Africa: 1 Quinton de Kock (wk, capt), 2 Reeza Hendricks, 3 Temba Bavuma, 4 Rassie van der Dussen, 5 Jon-Jon Smuts, 6 David Miller, 7 Andile Phehlukwayo, 8 Beuran Hendricks, 9 Lungi Ngidi, 10 Lutho Sipamla, 11 Tabraiz Shamsi

England: 1 Jason Roy, 2 Jonny Bairstow (wk), 3 Joe Root, 4 Eoin Morgan, 5 Joe Denly, 6 Tom Banton, 7 Sam Curran, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Tom Curran, 10 Chris Jordan, 11 Matt Parkinson



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