Sport24.co.za | Proteas bat first as Olivier debuts


Sport24.co.za | Proteas bat first as Olivier debuts
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    The Proteas have won the toss and elected to bat in the third Test against Sri Lanka in…
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Cape Town - The Proteas won the toss and elected to bat in the third Test against Sri Lanka in Johannesburg on Thursday.

There was a fair amount of cloud cover over Wanderers and rain has been predicted, but that did not stop captain Faf du Plessis from opting to make first use of the wicket. 

The day, of course, is all about Hashim Amla, who will play in his 100th Test match, but there is also a debut for Duanne Olivier, who replaces Keshav Maharaj in the line-up.

Olivier is the leading wicket-taker in the Sunfoil Series this season and forms part of an all-seam attack for South Africa.

The only other change to the team that won so convincingly in Cape Town sees left-arm seamer Wayne Parnell coming in for Kyle Abbott, as expected. 

Sri Lanka, meanwhile, have gone with an unchanged team.

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