Proteas bat at Wanderers as Hamza earns debut

Cape Town – The Proteas will bat first in the third and final Test at the Wanderers after stand-in captain Dean Elgar won the toss on Friday morning. 

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South Africa have already won the series, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead into Johannesburg, but they are desperate to secure a series whitewash. 

There is a Test debut for 23-year-old Zubayr Hamza, who comes in as a direct replacement for suspended captain Faf du Plessis in the only change to South Africa’s line-up.


South Africa

Dean Elgar (captain), Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, Theunis de Bruyn, Zubayr Hamza, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Duanne Olivier


Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Abbas, Hasan Ali

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