Proteas stand-in skipper Heinrich Klaasen won the toss and elected to bat in the opening T20 against Pakistan on the Wanderers on Saturday, 10 April.
Heinrich Klaasen, captaining South Africa in predicament of the injured Temba Bavuma, talked about he anticipated the pitch to be at its most effective in the first innings.
“It looks somewhat dry. Confidently this will disintegrate a dinky later.”
South Africa, missing five gamers who have left to play in the Indian Premier League and without Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen and Dwain Pretorius attributable to injury, named three original caps in all-rounder Wihan Lubbe and instant bowlers Sisanda Magala and Lizaad Williams.
Pakistan included two gamers, Haider Ali and veteran Mohammad Hafeez, who had been no longer allotment of their winning one-day international crew in a series which ended on Wednesday.
Aiden Markram, Janneman Malan, Heinrich Klaasen (captain), Pite van Biljon, Wihan Lubbe, George Linde, Andile Phehlukwayo, Sisanda Magala, Beuran Hendricks, Lizaad Williams, Tabraiz Shamsi
Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Haider Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf
Umpires: Adrian Holdstock, Allahudien Paleker (both RSA)
Television umpire: Bongani Jele (RSA)
Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)