Hashim Amla comes in for Farhaan Behardien as the Proteas look to close out the series in the third ODI against Australia.
The Proteas have the chance to win their first bilateral series against Australia since 2009, and they’ve bolstered the side with Hashim Amla, who was controversially left out of the side in the second ODI in order to stick to their winning formula.
As expected, he comes in at the expense of Farhaan Behardien, which means Rilee Rossouw, who scored two fifties in the first two matches, will be pushed down to No 4. Wayne Parnell has pulled up with a side strain, which brings Dwaine Pretorius into the contest to earn his second cap.
On a pitch that might favour the bowlers a bit more than the previous two ODIs given the slower nature of the track and the longer boundaries, Australia might feel they have more of a chance. Their disappointing, depleted bowling attack sees Joe Mennie drop out for Daniel Worrall.
South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, Rilee Rossouw, JP Duminy, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir
Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steve Smith, George Bailey, Mitchell Marsh, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, John Hastings, Adam Zampa, Chris Tremain, Daniel Worrall
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