Cape Town - JP Duminy, captain of the Proteas has won the toss and decided to bowl in the 1st T20 international of a three-match series against India starting at the Wanderers.
Heinrich Klaasen and Junior Dala will be making their debut for the Proteas while batting kingpin, AB de Villiers is out with an injury picked up in the last ODI clash against India.
For the visitors, Suresh Raina gets his chance to force his way back into Indian plans.
Manish Pandey and Jaydev Unadkat also are back in the Indian starting XI.
The Proteas will be looking to fare far better than the 5-1 drubbing India handed them in the ODI series after the home side had prevailed 2-1 in the Test matches.
JJ Smuts, Reeza Hendricks, Jean-Paul Duminy (captain), AB de Villiers, Farhaan Behardien, Heinrich Klaasen (wicket-keeper), Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dane Paterson, Junior Dala, Tabraiz Shamsi
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (captain), Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah