Proteas win toss, bat in opening tour match

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) " South Africa has won the toss and will bat Saturday in the opening match of its cricket tour of Australia against a youthful Cricket Australia XI.

The Proteas have indicated they will use all 16 members of their touring squad in the day-night, pink ball match against a team all of whom are aged under 22.

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South Africa: Faf du Plessis (captain), Kyle Abbott, Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Stephen Cook, Quinton de Kock, Jean-Paul Duminy, Dean Elgar, Keshav Maharaj, Morne Morkel, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Dane Vilas.

Cricket Australia XI: Matthew Short (captain), Arjun Nair, Josh Inglis, Ryan Gibson, Sam Harper, Ken McDermott, James Bazley, Brendan Doggett, Ryan Lees, Xavier Bartlett, Thomas O'Donnell, Kyle Gardiner

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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