The Proteas have won the toss and elected to bowl in the second ODI against New Zealand in Christchurch.
The Proteas need one more victory to break the South African record for the most consecutive ODI wins. They’ve won their past 12 matches and will be favourites to add the all-important 13th to their tally today.
The visitors have won the toss and decided to bowl. New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson said at the toss that he also would have bowled first on this particular pitch.
The selectors have made three changes following the Proteas’ four-wicket win in the first ODI of the five-game series. David Miller has passed a fitness test and will return to the middle order. Seamers Wayne Parnell and Dwaine Pretorius have been brought into the XI. Kagiso Rabada wasn’t considered for selection due to a knee injury.
New Zealand: 1 Dean Brownlie, 2 Tom Latham (wk), 3 Kane Williamson (c), 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Neil Broom, 6 James Neesham, 7 Colin de Grandhomme, 8 Mitchell Santner, 9 Ish Sodhi, 10 Tim Southee, 11 Trent Boult
South Africa: 1 Hashim Amla, 2 Quinton de Kock (wk), 3 Faf du Plessis, 4 AB de Villiers (c), 5 JP Duminy, 6 David Miller, 7 Chris Morris, 8 Wayne Parnell, 9 Andile Phehlukwayo, 10 Dwaine Pretorius 11 Imran Tahir