South African captain AB de Villiers won the toss and chose to bowl against India in the Champions Trophy 2013 opener at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Thursday.
India have left out Murali Vijay. Rohit Sharma will open batting while Dinesh Karthik will play in the middle order.
For South Africa, Dale Steyn will not be playing the match due to a side strain.
De Villiers said, “It is overcast and there might be a bit of movement around, but not for 100 overs. We would like to use the conditions.”
Mahendra Singh Dhoni said, “The toss was quite important but it was like everything. We too were looking to bowl first, but if the weather remains the same, then we can exploit it too.”
You can watch India vs South Africa live streaming online on the website of Star Sports. You will have to pay a nominal amount for access to the live match. Currently live streaming is available only in India for the ICC Champions Trophy.
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South Africa (Playing XI): Hashim Amla, Colin Ingram, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers(w/c), Jean-Paul Duminy, David Miller, Ryan McLaren, Robin Peterson, Morne Morkel, Rory Kleinveldt, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.
India (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma.