AB de Villiers has won the toss and has chosen to bat in the tri-nations opener against West Indies in Guyana.
The Proteas will look to get some runs on the board in the first match of the series, and they will be hopeful of beginning with a victory against a side missing some of their star players. The likes of Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo and Andre Russell are all missing due to not being handed international contracts, but the return of Sunil Narine and Kieron Pollard will boost them immensely.
The tourists have opted for two spinners in Imran Tahir and Aaron Phangiso, while Chris Morris, fresh from a successful IPL series, will do the all-round duties at the expense of Wayne Parnell.
Both sides have opted for two front-line spinners, which suggests spin-friendly conditions despite uncertain weather.
Australia, the third side in the tournament, will be watching with interest.
West Indies: Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Carlos Brathwaite, Jason Holder (capt), Jerome Taylor, Sunil Narine, Sulieman Benn
South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), Rilee Rossouw, AB de Villiers (capt), JP Duminy, Farhaan Behardien, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Kyle Abbott, Aaron Phangiso, Imran Tahir