Cape Town - The Proteas have won the toss and elected to bat first in the first Test against India at Newlands on Friday.
With the wicket boasting more than a tinge of green, the first session with the new ball is considered crucial.
There had been a lot of debate around team selection in the build-up to the match, particularly on South Africa's side.
In the end, though, it was decided to give Steyn his first Test cap since November 2016.
Temba Bavuma, meanwhile, misses out.
Sout Africa: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis (captain), Quinton de Kock (wk), Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Kagiso Rabada
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah