The Proteas won the toss and elected to bowl first in Perth.
It is time for the Proteas to shift gears. With this being the final experimental series, the World Cup team should be visible after.
It’s their batting that will be tested and they have selected a predictable XI.
The Proteas have given Aiden Markram another shot at at No 3, with Reeza Hendricks coming in as Quinton de Kock’s opening partner.
Andile Phehlukwayo remains their first choice all-rounder, while Dale Steyn has been trusted in the No 8 position. David Miller has too been favoured over Ferhaan Behardien while Heinrich Klaasen bats at No 5.
There is still no spot for Chris Morris or Dwaine Pretorius in the side.
Proteas captain Faf du Plessis is aware of his side’s strengths and revealed this in his comments before the game.
‘Looks a nice, fast wicket,’ he said. ‘Hopefully our seam attack can do some damage.’
Good news for Australia is that Aaron Finch has been cleared to play and Mitchell Starc is back in the lineup.
Australia Aaron Finch, Travis Head, D’arcy Short, Chris Lynn, Alex Carey, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood
South Africa Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir